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LVstartup is a monthly newsletter, created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, that is laser-focused on the needs of startups in the greater Lehigh Valley. If you've got a startup or startup-centric event or story that we should know about, let us know!
EVENTS
STUFF TO READ
  • 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"
NEWS OF NOTE
FEATURED STARTUP
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!