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Tech Celerator “Programs”. Research To Start-Up 4-week Tech Celerator - Faculty & Grad Students 8-week Tech Celerator for Entrepreneurs. Research to Start-up. Targeted towards faculty & grad students A 90 minute overview Four sessions so far, 180 registrants

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tech celerator programs
TechCelerator “Programs”
  • Research To Start-Up
  • 4-week TechCelerator - Faculty & Grad Students
  • 8-week TechCelerator for Entrepreneurs
research to start up
Research to Start-up
  • Targeted towards faculty & grad students
  • A 90 minute overview
  • Four sessions so far, 180 registrants
  • Strong interest from faculty & grad students
4 week tech celerator
4-week TechCelerator

Focus on Faculty, Grad Students & Post-Docs

Educate and Motivate

Potential University Spin-offs

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4-week TechCelerator

Week 1

“PSU Intellectual Property & You”.  The rights and responsibilities of faculty desiring to commercialize their IP.  Describe the process& hear from OTM on patents, options, licensing, and cooperation.

Week 2 

Risk tolerance discussion.

Live presentation by a successful entrepreneur – ex. Tom Lancaster, SmartCells

Doug Granger, Salimetrics

Week 3

Business Model Development.

Week 4  

Funding options - Ben Franklin, VIF – SBIR, & Angel funding

Faculty presentations- Where will you go from here to move this forward?

4 week tech celerator2
4-Week TechCelerator

Laser Tomography

Starch Fibers

8 week techcelerator
8-Week TechCelerator
  • Select 6 serious start-up opportunities from the region
  • Requires a time & effort commitment (minimum 4-5 hrs/wk)
  • Range of business types
  • Selection criteria includes near term progress, funding and market viability
8 week techcelerator1
8-Week TechCelerator

Program focuses on: Understanding markets, customers, market validation, minimum viable product, Business Models, legal structure, financials, and Intellectual Property.

2 Classes, 12 participants: formed 12 companies, >$700K start-up funding, 3 Incubator tenants, + 23 full or part-time employees

next offerings
Next Offerings?
  • Research To Startup
    • February 2013
  • 4-Week TechCelerator
    • March 2013
  • 8-Week TechCelerator
    • April/May/June 2013
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Company Profile:

Lin Wang, CEO

summary tech celerator goals
Summary - TechCelerator Goals
  • Increase the number of successful business start-ups in Centre County
  • Easy access, one stop shop for clients
  • Leverage the continuum of business development services