Wanted: The Next Big Idea – $50,000 Award

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Calling all First Frontier entrepreneurial-minded big idea generating folks. The Startup Alleghenies initiative in partnership with the 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

Enter Today and For more information visit: https://www.emarketinglearningcenter.org/ben-franklin-big-idea-contest

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