Two Startups Won $5,000 from the BF TechCelerator@Carlisle by CREDC!

Posted On On: April 8, 2016 Categories Filed Under: Chamber News, Member News

CARLISLE Ben Franklin’s TechCelerator@Carlisle by CREDC’s spring cohort wrapped up on Thursday evening, April 7, 2016.  The business startup program, which is a partnership between Ben Franklin Technology Partners/CNP and the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber, provides designated, shared workspace and focused business support services in an incubator setting to eligible start-ups.


A panel of local judges, which included Bob Graham (Penn Venture Partners), Josh Benton (AndCulture and Hatchback), and Melissa McLaughlin (Harrisburg Regional Chamber/CREDC) awarded cash prizes in the amount of $5,000 to XoomRooms, LLC and CRO Fitness. XoomRoom’s technology makes it possible to create a semi-private space in an existing home or co-working space. CRO Fitness’s GO Time clock has a mobile app and cloud-based back-end that connects to the multiple timers/mobile devices of many athletes all at once.


Ross Gibson, the TechCelerator’s Program Manager, commented, “All five entrepreneurs, who participated in the latest 8-Week Business startup Boot Camp, did an outstanding job and the entire cohort will have access to our co-working space, at the incubator in Carlisle, free for three months.  In addition to the winners this includes, HS Protection, Enterprio, and BuildingApplication.  We look forward to continued mentoring sessions with these entrepreneurs.




About Ben Franklin Technology Partners

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 funding and entrepreneurial support to emerging tech-based companies and small, existing manufacturers for the purpose of creating and retaining jobs in Pennsylvania.  For more information, visit