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$50,000 Ben Franklin BIG IDEA Contest
Partnering with the Startup Alleghenies initiative, Ben Franklin Technology Partners will award up to $50,000 to tech innovators or small manufacturers located in "The Alleghenies" who are developing new products, processes or software applications.
In addition to the cash, winners will receive:
A free consult on how to access federal R&D grant money from the Innovation Partnership (IPART)
Free passes to seminars offered by Ben Franklin’s eMarketing Learning Center
At the contest finals, one lucky finalist will be selected by the audience to receive the People’s Choice award, a cash prize of $2,500, sponsored by Somerset Trust.
You Qualify to Apply If:
You are located in Bedford, Blair, Fulton, Cambria, Huntingdon, or Somerset County
You have not previously received Ben Franklin funding
You plan to commercialize your innovation
You do not have more than $1,000,000 in sales revenue for your innovation
Submit your info in the form below to get the process started! You will shortly receive an email with the link to the contest application form.