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May 2019 Issue of LVstartup E-Newsletter Has Been Released

By Colin McEvoy on May 3, 2019

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 May 2019 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 two startups moving into the Pi center in Bethlehem, a quarterly roundup of incubator space in the Lehigh Valley, two female entrepreneurs sharing their journeys and advice, and LVEDC encouraging employers to share their successes in a new marketing campaign.

Other stories include student entrepreneurs pitching their ideas at a Lehigh University event, a specialty formulations company moving to a new Allentown space, the release of the new LVEDC 2018 Annual Report, and U.S. Rep Susan Wild providing a legislative update at a Lehigh Valley event.

The issue also spotlights several upcoming events, including the next LVtech meetup, the bi-annual Lehigh Valley Meet the Buyers Expo, the start of Lehigh University’s Hatchery student idea accelerator program, and the bi-annual Meet the Buyers Expo.

Additionally, LVstartup features a Lehigh Valley startup each month. This issue, the company is Almas Foods International, which offers top quality saffron products under the brand name Zaffrus. Saffron is a very rare spice derived from flower prominent in Iran.

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.

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