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How Does Guy Fieri Do It? Find Out in LVStartup!

By Colin McEvoy on October 4, 2018

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

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

Ever wonder how Guy Fieri does it? You can find out in the latest issue of LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter about entrepreneurs and startups in the Lehigh Valley.

The latest issue, released on Oct. 4, features several news stories from around the Lehigh Valley, including Upside Allentown entering the fourth year of its six-year campaign, the Lehigh Valley GDP reaching a record-high $40.1 billion, and a new study finding the Lehigh Valley has a far more affordable cost of living that most Northeast markets.

It also includes a roundup of available business incubator space in the Lehigh Valley, and a feature story from Entrepreneur magazine about how Guy Fieri balances his career as a chef, television star, vinteur, and entrepreneur.

Click here if you’d like to subscribe to future issues of the LVstartup e-newsletter.

The issue also spotlights several upcoming events, including Penn State Lehigh Valley’s latest LaunchBox Ladies event, a meetup hosted by LVtech, a congressional forum featuring the candidates for Pennsylvania’s 7th District, and the Ben Franklin Venture Idol competition.

Additionally, LVstartup features a Lehigh Valley startup each month. This issue, the company is Applied Separations, which builds supercritical fluid systems, develops emerging SCF markets, and supplies laboratory equipment to companies all over the world.

Visit here for a full archive of past LVstartup issues.

To see issues from the past six months, click on the links below:

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.

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