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February 2020 Issue of LVStartup Has Been Released

By Colin McEvoy on February 7, 2020

LVstartup is a monthly e-newsletter about the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial scene.

LVstartup is a monthly e-newsletter about the Lehigh Valley entrepreneurial scene.

The February 2020 issue of LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter about entrepreneurs and startups in the Lehigh Valley, has been released.

Click here to see the new issue, and click here if you’d like to subscribe to future issues of the LVstartup e-newsletter, which is released each first Thursday of the month.

This month’s edition highlights stories about Stuffed Puffs and DJ Marshmello attracting national attention, a Made Possible in Lehigh Valley testimonial featuring Nigerian transplant Ekom Uko, and the latest event from Penn State Lehigh Valley’s “Launchbox Ladies: From Passion to Profit” series.

Other stories included a newly-opening co-working space in downtown Easton, the forthcoming release of a new Lehigh Valley relocation guide, and a round-up of available business incubator space in the region.

The issue also spotlights several upcoming events including an information session about Lehigh University’s Hatchery, LVtech hosting its monthly meetup, the application deadline for the EUREKA! student entrepreneurship competition, the LVEDC Annual Meeting, and the Ben Franklin iXchange 2020.

Additionally, LVstartup features a Lehigh Valley startup each month. This issue, the company is Dynalene, Inc., which develops ultra-low temperature, highly efficient heat transfer fluids.

Visit here for a full archive of past LVstartup issues.

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LVEDC’s Entrepreneurship Council of the Lehigh Valley aims to improve the entrepreneurial environment of the region by listening to its entrepreneurs, identifying their unmet needs, communicating regional entrepreneurship initiatives between council members, and connecting local resources to continue the development of new entrepreneurial support initiatives.

LVstartup receives input from various organizations that serves the local entrepreneurial community, including LVEDC, the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation at Lehigh University, Lehigh Valley Tech, the Allentown Economic Development Corporation (AEDC), the Bethlehem Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentBen Franklin Technology PartnersPenn State Lehigh Valley, and others.

Lehigh Valley Students Display Their Skills at SkillsUSA Competition

More than 300 students from career and technical schools in Lehigh Valley and the surrounding areas participated in the recent District 11 SkillsUSA Championships, demonst[...]

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