Welcome to the 15th annual tecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition!

We are proud to once again serve as this year’s Competition Co-Chairs. Last year, a sold out crowd of 300 community members gathered at our Awards Dinner to celebrate entrepreneurship, innovation and a growing startup culture here in NEPA.

We wish to extend a special thanks to two important groups that make this event possible every year. First, our dedicated group of volunteers that share their time and talents in Help Sessions, mentoring support, team evaluations and event preparation activities. Second, our fantastic corporate sponsors that contribute to the cash prizes and in-kind services that help launch the winning teams.

Also, congratulations to Professor Mark Leffler from King’s College on being selected as this year’s Bill McNally Mentor of the Year. King’s College has a long history of success in the Business Plan Competition and Mark’s contributions are a key reason for that. Mark encourages his students to be their very best in the classroom, the work world and in our community – often with amazing results.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s 15th Annual Awards Dinner on April 27th, 2017 at Mohegan Sun Pocono to network, help select this year’s Wild Card Winner, and continue the tradition of celebrating our most important regional asset – our people!


Shawn Mera
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Lynn Banta
Twin Stacks Center