Welcome to the 17th Annual tecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition!

As this year’s Co-Chairs, we are proud to support the great work of past volunteers that has made the BPC the region’s signature event celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation.

This year we are excited to announce that we will be bringing the April 25th Awards Event to the Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes Barre.  This beautiful venue is the perfect setting to also recognize Lori Nocito of Leadership Wilkes Barre as this year’s Bill McNally Mentor of the Year. With over 2,000 alumni, Lori and the team have a demonstrated track-record for developing leaders and active participants in the community ranging from adolescents and seniors to teachers, mid-career professionals and newcomers to Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s 17th Annual Awards Event to network and help select this year’s Wild Card Winner. Stay tuned for more on our new after party plans as we continue the downtown celebration with the winning teams and guests following the event!

Best of luck to all of this year’s entrants!


Carl Witkowski III

Attorney Chris Kang