Continuing to advance
"Providing students and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed is an investment in developing the next generation of job creators," Walker said. "Entrepreneurs in
Supporting the governor's JOBS1stPA, Make It in PA initiative,
"The Integrated Business Transformation program will support the vital synergy between key regional partners that is essential to the success of today's technology-driven entrepreneurs, businesses and our economy. Providing resources and the environment for learning and growth within
The program will build upon the best practices of successful technology accelerator programs through a combination of training and mentoring, micro-financing, support from the business school analytic teams, along with the technical assistance of the staff and resources of existing business development organizations uniquely familiar with the resources and economic environment of
Central to the program is the Technology Business Accelerator, an 8-week course for current and prospective entrepreneurs seeking a practical, intensive learning experience to stress test their ideas and their willingness to move forward with a business launch or an acceleration of their current enterprise. A microloan program for entrepreneurs is another component that will be introduced further along in the IBT initiative.
The Accelerator will train up to 60 entrepreneurs and will run four times over the 18 month period of the grant, at no cost to the entrepreneur. The program will culminate each session with a pitch presentation, with one pitch selected by a panel of judges to receive a
"Today, we are pleased to begin accepting applications for our September/October Accelerator, and look forward to providing
Today's grant announcement continues the momentum of
D2PA was established by Governor
More information is available by visiting www.ErieTech.org/Accelerator or by calling ETI at 814-459-6110.
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