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LVstartup: The Race for the Flying Car, Finding Space for Your Startup

By Colin McEvoy on February 2, 2017

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

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

Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried to make the dream of a flying car a reality, so far with no success. But that may be changing, as nearly a dozen companies around the globe are competing to be the first to develop such an aircraft.

But in the meantime, if you have a startup company and you’re looking for somewhere to grow and thrive – whether you’re working on a flying car or not – there is space available for you in the Lehigh Valley.

These are just two of the stories featured in the latest issue of LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter for entrepreneurs and startups in the Lehigh Valley, the new edition of which was released on Thursday.

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

Among the other stories highlighted are LVEDC releasing a new Lehigh Valley Economic Development magazine, multiple Lehigh Valley startups receiving state tax credits, a Bethlehem biomedical company licensing tests for Alzheimer’s disease, and much more.

The latest LVstartup also spotlights several upcoming events, including The 4 Essential Elements of Marketing for Entrepreneurs, an information session at the LaunchBayC student idea accelerator, a knowledge session about “Tax credits, tax credits, and more tax credits!”, and the Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo (LVCCE).

Additionally, LVstartup features a Lehigh Valley startup each month. This issue, the company is Hager Biosciences, a Bethlehem-based bio-pharmaceutical startup that provides pre-clinical therapeutic leads and candidates through drug discovery chemistry platforms for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

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 Development, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Penn State Lehigh Valley, and others.

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