TechCelerator to offer free startup Boot Camp

February 17, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The TechCelerator @State College is inviting area entrepreneurs, graduate students, researchers or anyone with an innovative idea to participate in a 10-Week Boot Camp for business startups. This exciting program has already launched more than 34 companies that have raised almost $4 million in startup funding and generated $3 million in revenue. 

The sessions run from 3 to 5 p.m. on 10 successive Tuesdays from March 31 to June 2.

Participants could receive as much as $1,000 to help with legal and accounting startup costs plus have the chance to pitch a business idea to a panel of entrepreneurs 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. Participants will come away with a viable business model in addition to a list of best practices and lessons learned. 

The Boot Camp is free, but space is limited. Contact Don McCandless at 814-865-2040 or dlm74@psu.edu to register. The deadline is March 20.

Last Updated February 25, 2015