Entrepreneurial Program

Do You Have a New Tech-Business Idea? Not Sure What To Do With It?

Accelerate it! Ben Franklin Technology Partners CNP and the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) are inviting entrepreneurs to become part of the Ben Franklin TechCelerator start-up program housed at the Murata Business Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

The TechCelerator is designated, shared space in a business incubator environment. Eligible start-ups, chosen to participate in the program, will each receive business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services staff, the SBDC, and advisory personnel will be available at no cost for 60 days.

What is an Eligible Start-up?

  • Is the business in the concept or pre-revenue stage?
  • Is there a technology component to your business idea?
  • Can you physically locate/work on-site for 60 days?
  • Are you willing/able to commercialize your business concept?

As Part of the Program, Start-ups Get:

  • Designated  workspace in a shared environment
  • On-site, one-on-one business mentors
  • Some financial assistance may be available for start-up issues such as legal and accounting
  • Marketing research capabilities
  • Weekly group sessions on business start-up topics:  Who’s Your Customer, Finance 101, Basic Sales/Marketing Principles
  • Presentations from former incubator tenants and graduates of the Ben Franklin Program on topics such as: Best Practices, Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned
  • Use of standard incubator offerings such as conference rooms, Internet connectivity, copy/fax machines and the library/resource center

After 60 Days . . .

Those who successfully complete the program will:

  • Be able to “pitch” their new business idea to the Ben Franklin funding program
  • Be candidates for Incubator office space
  • Be invited to make a presentation to potential angel investors

The Best Central PA Entrepreneur Training Program

The BF TechCelerator is the most effective small business development program Central PA has to offer. As a program participant, you will have access to everything you need to get your business started on the right foot and to help it grow. The variety of start up resources Central PA entrepreneurs can tap into will greatly improve chances of success while helping to overcome the obstacles all new business owners face along the way.

Start Up Development Program in Central PA Offering a Nurturing Environment

A key advantage of our entrepreneur development program in the Harrisburg PA area is that aspiring small business owners can develop their business concept in a nurturing environment. You’ll be able to partner with others who share your vision of operating a successful business and are willing to provide their insight and wisdom. At the BF TechCelerator, we provide the start up development Harrisburg, PA area entrepreneurs need to succeed.

To complete the Ben Franklin TechCelerator application submission, please click here.