Come and Applaud the Six Local Entrepreneurs Pitching for Up to $10,000!
Ben Franklin Technology PArtners
An important component of the recent
initiative, the TechCelerator@Johnstown offers the area’s entrepreneurs, students, faculty members, and emerging tech-startups a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurial training!
Starting in July, 2018, the eight-week program was held in alternating locations which included 814 WORX in downtown Johnstown and the JARI Center for Business Development. Six entrepreneurs received business mentoring from Ben Franklin’s Transformation Business Services Network and local economic development and startup experts at no cost. The curriculum included topics related to identifying customers; business and revenue models; value propositions; legal issues, and cost structures to name just a few.
On Thursday September 6, 2018, these six local entrepreneurs will compete for a cash prize of up to $10,000 which will be awarded at the graduation “pitch” event. A team of judges from the community will make the decision on the winning presentation.
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Cambria Courthouse (2nd Floor); 110 Franklin Street, Johnstown
Networking reception to follow at the same address in the Press Bistro!
Snapshot of the Presenters:
- Vinzeal Wolf’s company, ETAL Transfer Authority, has developed an affordable transportation solution that will run a commuter shuttle from Johnstown to Pittsburgh.
- Travis Lodolinski’s company, Agently, provides automated tools to online businesses that will help them reach and engage with their prospects as well as follow-up after a sale.
- Ryan Kieta’s company, Real Design, is developing a proprietary line of street furniture, PopBench, for use in outdoor venues and “pop-up” locations.
- Matthew Leverknight’s company, Free Feet Shoes, will be producing a line of specialty footwear designed for those who have special needs that require the use of ankle-foot orthotics.
- Tom McConnell’s company, Eternal Remembrance LLC, delivers an easy-to-use, mobile memorial application that provides an innovative way to connect, celebrate and honor your loved ones’ legacy.
- Joshua Barbin’s company, Zion Preparatory Schoolhouse, is creating a talent pipeline in Johnstown that will begin to turn around “brain drain” by helping students develop talent relevant to the local marketplace.
For more information contact Bob Dornich/BF TechCelerator at 814-865-7332 or Jose Otero, Entrepreneurial Coach, JARI at 814-535-8675.