Big Idea could be worth big bucks

July 22, 2019

What’s the Big Idea? That’s up to you, and you could win $50,000 for your answer.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Dubois, in collaboration with Clarion University Small Business Development Center and other partners, is looking for tech entrepreneurs, developers or small manufacturers who are creating innovative new products, processes or software applications for its BIG IDEA contest.

The winner will receive $50,000, plus:

  • Access to seminars offered through Clarion University SBDC and Ben Franklin's eMarketing Learning Center;
  • A free consultation from Innovation Partnership on applying for federal R&D grant money;
  • Executive business and technology growth services assistance from Northwest Industrial Resource Center.

For details and an entry form, visit For information about the contest or application process, call John Siggins at 814-865-2879 or email Jill Edwards at Application deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 24.

Last Updated 7/22/19