Find out who will win up to $50,000 at the PA Wilds $50K BIG IDEA final pitch event

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Find out who will win up to $50,000 at the PA Wilds $50K BIG IDEA final pitch event

Tune in on Thursday, June 9th from 2-5 pm for the PA Wilds $50K BIG IDEA Contest final pitch event at North Central LaunchBox in DuBois, PA. RSVP below to attend live or virtually via ZOOM.

In partnership with the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, Ben Franklin Technology Partners recently sponsored a BIG IDEA contest targeting innovators working in the maker economy, forest products, outdoors and recreation, and even tech-manufacturing. The winner will receive a prize package that includes:

  • Up to $50,000 in cash
  • The opportunity to win an additional $2,500 in the People’s Choice Award sponsored by CNB Bank
  • The chance to pitch the business concept for a $10,000 seed grant from Ben Franklin
  • A guaranteed seat in an upcoming business accelerator program.

Please join in to cheer on these regional entrepreneurs and finalists as they pitch their business concepts to a team of independent judges.


Stay for a fun networking event, sponsored by Just Realty, following the presentations. Those who prefer to attend virtually via Zoom will receive the link after registering.


WHEN: Thursday, June 9, 2022
WHERE: North Central PA LaunchBox, Powered by Penn State DuBois (2 East Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801) ZOOM option also available
WHEN: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


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