Big Idea Contest Finalists Selected

Ben Franklin’s BIG IDEA Contest Will Be Awarding Four Cash Prizes Totaling $50,000!

Have you been thinking about developing or commercializing a new innovative product, process, or software application?

Are you located in one of the 12 counties in Pennsylvania listed below:

Cambria, Fulton, Indiana, Somerset, Jefferson, Blair, Bedford, Huntingdon, Centre, Juniata, Mifflin, Clearfield

First Place: $25,000; Second Place: $15,000 Third Place: $7,500; People’s Choice Award: $2,500

The First Place Winner Will Receive:

  • $25,000 in cash
  • Priority Access to a BF Pre-Seed Investment (valued up to $10,000)
  • A one year pass to seminars offered by Ben Franklin’s eMarketing Learning Center (valued at $3,000)
  • A free consult on how to access Federal R&D grant money from the Innovation Partnership (valued at $3,000)

For rules and entry form, visit or email Jill Edwards at

Application Deadline:  October 2, 2017 – 5:00 PM


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