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Opportunity for Pennsylvania Entrepreneurs and Startups in Eligible Counties to Participate in a Business Development Program

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USA: Pennsylvania: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Venang

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Ben Franklin TechCelerator Program

Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) - Central and Northern Pennsylvania (CNP)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #199035

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Opportunity for Pennsylvania entrepreneurs and emerging companies in eligible counties to participate in a business development program and receive individualized mentorship. The opportunity is intended to prepare applicants to pitch their business ideas to a panel of professionals and potential investors. Eligible applicants are developing scalable, innovative, and technology-focused products/services in the food and beverage industry.

Applicants must be located in Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, and York counties.
If you or your team has an innovation poised to disrupt the Food & Beverage Industry, and improve production, analysis, processing, packaging, sustainability, or supply chain issues, this 10-week virtual Business Boot Camp is for you.
No Cost Opportunity for Start-ups to:
  • Explore the likelihood of success and apply learning to minimize risks
  • Discuss business models and financials with experts
  • Expand network and engage with other entrepreneurs
  • Develop an investor pitch
TechCelerator Participants Receive:
  • One-on-one mentoring with business coaches from Ben Franklin and Penn State / Gannon University’s Small Business Development Centers
  • Weekly classes featuring subject matter experts
  • Working business model, proformas, and market insights
  • Contacts and resources for continued support
  • Ongoing Ben Franklin assistance and consideration for investment funding
  • Opportunity to pitch and receive funding.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Ben Franklin’s Food & Beverage TechCelerator is looking for entrepreneurs and start-up companies that are developing scalable, innovative, and technology-focused products/services in the food and beverage industry.

Additional Geographic Information:

Service area: https://cnp.benfranklin.org/service-area/

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Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding up to $30,000

Term of Contract:

Weekly ZOOM classes on Tuesdays starting January 10, 2023, through March 14, 2023.

Contact Information:

Apply online:
https://benfranklin.psu.edu/bf/TechCel/Select/?ti=a005w00000szeDTAAY&utm_source=flyer&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=application

Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Central and Northern Pennsylvania
200 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 150
State College, PA 16803
info@cnp.benfranklin.org
(814) 863-4558

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