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$50,000 Ben Franklin BIG IDEA Contest

Ben Franklin’s Big Idea Contest is looking for tech entrepreneurs or small manufacturers who are developing innovative, new products, processes or software applications.

You Could Win:

  • Up to $50,000 in cash
  • A free consult on how to access federal R&D grant money from the Innovation Partnership
  • Free passes to seminars offered by Ben Franklin’s eMarketing Learning Center and the Clarion University SBDC 
  • Executive business and technology growth services assistance offered by the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC)

You Qualify to Apply If: 

  • You or your business is in Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, or Potter Counties
  • You have not previously received Ben Franklin funding
  • You plan to commercialize your innovation by forming a for-profit company
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Enter Now

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.

Contest Rules & Regulations

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  • Rules & Eligibility
  • Timeline
  • Contact

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