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  • Ben Franklin TechVentures, the Bethlehem technology-based business incubator, is off to a strong start for the new year, welcoming new residence companies and hosting a visit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf 
  • Starting a family-owned business is great for local economic development, but as owners plan to retire and new generations join the business, planning for succession becomes a necessity. The Allentown Economic Development Corporation has profiled two companies going through succession planning, and run guest columns by three experts providing advice about the process: Buddy Lesavoy of Lesavoy Butz & Seitz, William C. Fritz of DGK Group, and consultant and executive coach Stephanie Olexa
  • The PA Department of Community and Economic Development has released a new video highlighting its 2015 accomplishments
  • Learn how the work being done by the Ben Franklin TechVentures resident company Cernostics, Inc. complements U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's "Moonshot to Cure Cancer"
Valor Connect

Valor Connect, a startup that operates out of the Bethlehem startup business incubator Pi: Partnership for Innovation, has created a professional networking app that allows users to find a job, client, new hire, or even your future company's next co-founder. The free app boasts an intelligent professional compatibility algorithm that serves you custom matches based on common interests. Just swipe to connect!