McNees Accelerator

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McNees Accelerator at YCP

The McNees Accelerator at YCP offers the experience, guidance, and supplemental funding necessary to launch a successful business. Through the combination of education and mentorship, motivated entrepreneurs will be able to formulate an effective framework and system of thinking to effectively start and grow their businesses.

Program Features
  • 8 workshops covering a wide range of topics
  • Mentorship from faculty members and community experts
  • Up to $5,000 in funding

*All workshops will take place at the J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship located at 410 Kings Mill Road, York, PA 17403

The McNees Accelerator at YCP is a Spring program for individuals and teams with an early-stage company or are serial entrepreneurs. The program topics include: 

  • Program Introduction/Lean Canvas Overview
  • Value Proposition/Unfair Advantage/Pricing
  • Marketing Research
  • Customer Discovery
  • Legal Considerations
  • Funding Sources
  • Cost Structure/Estimating Startup Costs
  • Pitch Day
“That final pitch allowed us to pitch in front of the board. They were some very key players in helping us build our network.”
Evan Lehr ’21
President and Owner, Lehr Labs

J.D. Brown Center Staff

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Oscar Winters
Oscar Winters
Executive Director, J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship
J.D. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship