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Business Plan Bootcamp

January 9 @ 10:00 am - February 13 @ 12:00 pm


The Penn State SBDC Business Plan Bootcamp is an 6-week accelerator program designed to take entrepreneurs and business owners through the complete journey of writing a comprehensive business plan. A well-written business plan outlines the primary purpose of a business, designs plans for the future, identifies a unique value proposition, and lays out a financial roadmap to success. With a strong business plan, you can obtain bank financing and/or attract investors, recruit and retain employees, and operate a successful business. 

During the 6-week program, participants will attend 4 virtual training sessions, receive 4 one-on-one virtual coaching sessions, and get free access to LivePlan, a complete business planning tool. Upon completion of the program, participants will have a comprehensive and attractive business plan along with a pitch deck that quickly communicates their business idea to potential clients and investors.

Participation is by application only. Applications are due December 29 and selected entrepreneurs/business owners will be notified of their acceptance on or before January 3. If accepted, participants will receive free access to LivePlan software for 3 months. The winner of the final pitch competition will win a $500 PA Wilds Digital Gift Card, which can be used at any of the participating 89 businesses (learn more here:

 Program Dates:

  • January 9, 10 am – Noon: 1st group coaching session
  • January 16, 10 am – Noon: 2nd group coaching session
  • January 23, 10 am – Noon: 3rd group coaching session
  • January 30, 10 am – Noon: 4th group coaching session
  • February 13, 10 am – Noon: Final pitch competition

*Participants will schedule a 1:1 coaching session with a program coach.

This program is made possible through a collaboration with The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania/The PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship. The Business Plan Bootcamp program is a great opportunity to prepare for the 2024 Big Idea Contest, which offers a chance to win up to $50,000 to develop an innovative product, process, or technology. For more information, visit*Interest in the Big Idea Contest is not required to participate in this program. 


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