Tech StartUPS Get Their “START” With Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator

The TechCelerator Model Works! Just ask any one of the nearly 100 companies that have successfully launched.  These startups have created nearly 200 jobs and generated more than $14M in revenue.

Have you ever wondered what it would take run your own startup? 

Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator @State College is inviting local entrepreneurs, students, professors, and university researchers to participate in their next 10-Week Business Startup Accelerator.  The weekly sessions will run on Tuesdays, March 19, 2019 – May 14, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.  One-hour mentoring/coaching will also be provided each week. A graduation “pitch” event will take place on May 21, 2019.

Don’t miss out on this no-cost opportunity! TechCelerator provide up to $1,000 toward startup costs plus the chance to pitch your business idea to a panel of entrepreneurs at the completion of the course.  The top team will receive $10,000 in seed funding to help get their business off the ground.




Business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and Penn State’s Small Business Development Center staff will also be available free of charge.  You’ll come away from this experience with a viable business model, a list of networking contacts and the confidence that comes from knowing if it’s the right time for you to start your own tech-business – or not.

Space is limited. Contact Bob Dornich at 814-865-7332.  The deadline for applications is March 6, 2019.  


About the Ben Franklin 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. 


Ellen Matis