NEED #STARTUP FUNDING IN SOUTH CENTRAL PA? ENTER BEN FRANKLIN’S “BIG IDEA” CONTEST!

Posted On On: October 23, 2015 Categories Filed Under: Chamber News, Member News

HARRISBURG, PA – Have you been thinking about developing or commercializing a new, innovative product or process?  Then, you need to think about Ben Franklin Technology Partners! We are looking for budding entrepreneurs, researchers, software developers, or even small manufacturers. Our risk-free BIG IDEA contests have been helping folks start or grow their business for more than 30 years.

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Investing in innovation is the core of Ben Franklin’s mission.  This year’s prize package – which will be awarded to two winners, is valued at more than $150,000, and is designed to support every aspect of turning a business idea into a business reality.  Check out our new website at www.cnp.benfranklin.org

 

Don’t know much about Ben Franklin?  Watch this quick video!   http://bit.ly/1iabSx5

 

If you are located in South Central, PA, it’s easy to submit your BIG IDEA to Ben Franklin on-line by filling out a simple questionnaire at http://bigidea.benfranklin.org   No need to share your “secret sauce” or any detail you believe is proprietary.

 

What counties are located in South Central PA?  Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, & York

 

This year, we are offering TWO prize packages!  Each winner will get:

 

  • $35,000 in cash
  • An Innovation Adoption Grant up to $25,000 to work with a PA-based research university
  • Priority access to a low-interest loan up to $100,000 from Ben Franklin
  • Free working space at the BF TechCelerator@Carlisle by CREDC valued at $10,000
  • A one-year pass to seminars offered by Ben Franklin’s eMarketing Learning Center http://emarketinglearningcenter.org valued at $2,500
  • A free consult (and proposal prep) valued at $3,000 on how to access Federal R&D grant money from the Innovation Partnership http://innovationpartnership.net.

 

You are eligible to apply to the BIG IDEA contest IF:

  • You are located in one of the participating counties
  • You are developing/commercializing a new, innovative tech-based product
  • You have not previously received an investment from Ben Franklin

 

The deadline to apply is January 20, 2016. Finalists will be notified in February 2016.

Check out http://bigidea.benfranklin.org for details or phone 717-948-6625 with questions.

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