LVstartup: Truffles, Bodybuilders, Video Game Arenas & More!
By Colin McEvoy on February 1, 2018
Truffle Bar, the third Chameleon Pop-Up Shop in downtown Allentown, will open this month. A startup company is eyeing the potential for a Lehigh Valley competitive video game arena. A certified professional bodybuilder will be the featured guest at an upcoming “LaunchBox Ladies” event.
These are among the stories highlighted in the new LVstartup, a monthly e-newsletter about entrepreneurs and startups in the region, the latest issue of which was released today.
Other featured stories include Lehigh Valley not making the shortlist for Amazon’s second headquarters, eleven Bethlehem startups received $442,000 in tax credits, A Seattle-based manufacturer opening a facility in Lower Nazareth Township, and the founder of Khineder Creations hosting an event at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
The new LVstartup also spotlights several upcoming events, including LVTech hosting a tech talk at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, LVTech’s annual hackathon at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop campus, LVEDC’s 2018 Annual Meeting, and the application deadline for the EUREKA! Ventures Competition.
Additionally, LVstartup features a Lehigh Valley startup each month. This issue, the company is myHR Partner, Inc., which provides full service human resources with a modern approach, by blending into the culture of the companies, colleges, non-profits and private foundations.
To see issues from the past six months, click on the links below:
- January 4, 2018 — 2017 Year in Review Stories, Khineder Creations & More!
- December 7, 2017 — Orange is the New Black, KIZ, Incubator Space & More!
- November 2, 2017 — New York Times, True Blood, Cosmetics & More!
- October 5, 2017 — Lehigh Valley’s Economy Reaches Record Heights
- September 7, 2017 — Allentown’s Transformation, Grants for Small Businesses, and More!
- August 3, 2017 — Students, Spices, Summer Camp, & More!
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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