Strategically developed nutrition program “The Pursuit By You” wins US $ 7,500

“The Follow B.and you” taken home a $ 7,500 prize for first place in the Ben Franklin Technology Partner TechCelerator @ State College virtual pitch eventwho are awarded $ 10,000 to local entrepreneursEuro. Six entrepreneurial teams presented their business concepts to an independent jury and presents innovative technologies in healthcare, Augmented Reality (AR) and education, among other things Markets.

Founded by Olivia and Eva Weinstein, “the Follow B.and You” develops a strategically designed nutrition program that uses behavior modification techniques to promote healthy lifestyles.

A $ 2,500 the second prize went to toARguide, an AR platform for mobile phones that enables the user to visit historical and cultural sites with images and information. The platform is LED from Andrew Male and Tina Annex, who was a Fall 2020 Harrisburg LaunchBox Idea TestLab winner.

“This cohort represented an exciting mix of new products and services,” said Bob Dornich, TechCelerator program director. “Anyone who completes our demanding curriculum is a winner in my book. I would like to congratulate everyone, especially those who took home cash prizes. “

Additionally, Zoom audience members selected AlphaSlate as the winner of the $ 1,000 People’s Choice Award. Founded by Akhil Mammen, AlphaSlate is an educational platform that creates a personalized learning route for K-12 students.

E.Entrepreneurial teams attending TechCelerator @ State College participated in a 10-week virtual business start-up boot camp offered by Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania in partnership with Invent Penn State. The bootcamp teaches the participants, among other things, the topics of customer discovery, accounting and startup costs.

Applications for TechCelerator @ State College Fall 2021 Bootcamp, which runs from September 14th to November 30th, is now open and can be submitted online. The bootcamp autumn 2021 can be visited in person or virtually. Applications are possible until August 30th.

miscellaneous Spring TechCelerator teams included:

  • coin guardian – A platform that enables merchants to offer a “cash roundup” service that converts change into in-store credit. Koin Keeper was founded by Krutik Patel, a junior studying computer science at Penn State College of Engineers.

  • Open minded Quartermaster – a modular merchandise management system for private and industrial applications. Open QuarterMaster was founded by Greg Stewart.

  • Hello social – an expert in service offerings-Level marketing services for small, rural business owners. Hello Social was founded by Ellen Matis.

Via Ben Franklin TechCelerator @ State College

A partnership with Invent Penn State, Ben Franklin TechCelerator @ State College provides startup accelerators and entrepreneurial training for regional entrepreneurs, students, faculty members, and small business owners. The innovative program helps create an entrepreneurial climate, increases technology transfer opportunities, and helps develop a robust startup culture around State College, Penn State and the surrounding area.

Last updated on August 24, 2021