The TechCelerator @ State College is accepting applications until Oct. 11

October 01, 2013

STATE COLLEGE, Pa -- The TechCelerator @ State College is inviting area entrepreneurs to participate in the next eight-Week Boot Camp for business startups. If you have a new, tech-based business idea that you’ve been wondering how to commercialize, this Boot Camp is for you. The sessions run from 3 to 5 p.m. on eight successive Tuesdays from Oct. 22 to Dec. 10.

If you are chosen to participate in this exciting opportunity, you could receive as much as $1,000 toward legal and accounting startup costs and will have the chance to pitch your business idea to a panel of entrepeneurs at the completion of the course. The top presenter will receive $10,000 to help get the business off the ground. Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and Penn State’s Small Business Development Center staff will be available at no cost. You’ll come away from this experience with a list of best practices, lessons-learned and a valuable toolbox that will help you start your own tech-business.

The Boot Camp is free of charge. Contact Don McCandless at 814-865-2040 or

About the TechCelerator @ State College

A partnership designed to offer the region’s entrepreneurs, students, faculty members and small business owners designated space, loan and investment programs, business support and mentoring services, and entrepreneurial training all housed in one location. This innovative, one-stop-shop approach to business incubation will encourage an entrepreneurial climate, increase technology transfer opportunities, and help develop a robust “startup” culture in State College and the surrounding area.

About Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, provides investment capital and entrepreneurial support to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing manufacturers for the purpose of creating and retaining jobs in Pennsylvania.

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Last Updated October 01, 2013