About the Ben Franklin TechCelerator @Carlisle

Located at the Murata Building, The BF TechCelerator@Carlisle is a full service incubator offering our businesses a place where they can not only rent the space in which to grow their companies, but also participate in the program(s) that will help them grow.

We are growing an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in central PA with the support of many organizations, such as the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Shippensburg Small Business Development Center and many private and public organizations.

This program is funded by CREDC, and also [in part] by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development’s Discovered in PA, Developed in PA program. Additionally eleven agencies and organizations supported both the program and the renovation of the facility including the Commonwealth of PA, Cumberland County and the Borough of Carlisle. Several private sector firms also support the program with financial assistance and other resources.

Our programs are for existing businesses and for entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Incubating Businesses:

  • Advisory board- comprised of leaders in business, education, economic development, finance and entrepreneurship
  • Mentoring – by experienced small business executives
  • Financing – for technology startups
  • Experience – of successful company launches
  • Transformation Group – cadre of experts accessible
  • Eligibility for KIZ tax credits

Entrepreneurs

  • Eight Week Intensive Training Program
  • Entrepreneurs in very early stage
  • Discover whether or not to stick with the business
  • Provide some financial help

Co-working – Transitional Space

  • Short term rent in shared area
  • Available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
  • Wireless Internet and desks available
  • Access to incubator programs