2023 Resources


  • Wednesdays: 1 Million Cups Lehigh Valley – Wednesdays: 1 Million Cups Lehigh Valley – Every Wednesday at 9 AM Every week entrepreneurs present business ideas to the local community and learn how those around them can support their business in its growth. 1 Million Cups via zoom -email: requesting the link. 

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Business Plan Bootcamp
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Business Plan Bootcamp
By Penn State SBDC

The Penn State SBDC Business Plan Bootcamp is an 8-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. 

Over the 8-week Business Plan Bootcamp, participants will attend 4 virutal training sessions, receive 4 one-on-one virutal 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 September 23rd and selected entrepreneurs/business owners will be notified of their acceptance on or before Wednesday, September 28th. If accepted, participants will receive free access to LivePlan software for 3 months and have a chance to win up to $500 in funding during a final pitch competition.

 Program Dates:

  • October 6, 9-11 am: 1st group coaching session
  • October 20, 9-11 am: 2nd group coaching session
  • November 3, 9-11 am: 3rd group coaching session
  • November 17, 9-11 am: 4th group coaching session
  • December 1, 9-11 am: Final pitch competition

 *On off-weeks, participants will schedule a 1:1 coaching session with a program coach.

 To apply for entrance into this program, please complete the program application (this will take 5-10 minutes to complete):


This program has been made possible by local SBDC partners/sponsors.


December 01
9:00am - 11:00am