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York College, Ben Franklin Technology Partners team up to offer Startup Boot Camp

December 18, 2019
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York College's J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and Ben Franklin Technology Partners have teamed up to offer a Startup Boot Camp to help participants determine if it is the right time to start a tech-business. Online application for the free program is available here; the deadline to apply is Jan. 29, 2020.

TechCelerator @ J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship will provide participants with the opportunity to expand their network, engage with serial entrepreneurs, participate in discussions with experts in marketing, sales, and finance to help shape their business, and develop a pitch presentation. The 10-week program (Feb. 6 - April 9, 2020) will consist of a weekly two-hour group session with content experts and a weekly one-hour session with a startup business mentor to discuss individual needs and development opportunities. All sessions will be held in the J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship, 410 Kings Mill Road, York.

The program will culminate with participants delivering a six-minute presentation that will position their business to take the first step toward funding. They will pitch their idea before a group of judges who have $10,000 to award to one or more participants.

“We are delighted our partnership with BFTP is able to bring their TechCelerator program to our campus, which is the first time one has been held in York," said Jeff Vermeulen, assistant vice president for external relations at York College. "This is a wonderful opportunity for our students, as well as regional tech entrepreneurs to take their early-stage ventures and innovative ideas to the next level.”

Questions may be directed to Joe Hackett of Ben Franklin Technology Partners/Central & Northern, 717-858-3046 or JoeHackett@cnp.benfranklin.org.

The largest seed investor in our region, 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, business support services, and startup boot camps to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing manufacturers for the purpose of creating and retaining jobs in Pennsylvania.  Visit Ben Franklin’s website at cnp.benfranklin.org.