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It’s official folks.  The prizes for this year’s Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend have been finalized and we wanted to give you all some motivation heading into the weekend. The prizes being offered are exceptional and, if effectively leveraged by the winners, could substantially advance their endeavor and prepare their for taking the next steps in their startup’s journey.

Here’s the breakdown:

Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation – Entrepreneurial Education

11 E. Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Lisa Getzler-Linn  |  lig4@lehigh.edu  |  (610) 758-4620

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

  • Three (3) seats in the Venture Series Program to be split up as team sees fit (3 in one class / 1 in three classes). (visit their website HERE)

  • Work with a designated senior capstone team of 7 students from Lehigh’s Integrated Business & Engineering Honors Program. The program runs from January 2015 through December 2015.  There is no charge to participate and all the work product is owned by the start-up finalist, not the students or Lehigh University.

  • Value: $2700

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania – Venture Idol

116 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Wayne Barz  | wbarz@nep.benfranklin.org  |  (610) 758-5421

1st Place

  • Two team representatives will attend Ben Franklin Venture Idol on Thursday, Nov 21st for the chance to present. (visit their website HERE)

  • Affiliate Membership at Ben Franklin TechVentures business incubator (visit their website HERE)

  • Value: $1,025

RLB Certified Public Accountants

702 Hamilton Street, Suite 200, Allentown, PA 18101
Jeff Berdhal  |  jberdahl@rlbaccountants.com  |  (610) 434-7700

1st Place

  • Four (4) hours tax and accounting consulting relating to startup of your enterprise.

  • Value: $1,000

2nd Place

  • Three (3) hours tax and accounting consulting relating to startup of your enterprise.

  • Value: $900

3rd Place

  • Two (2) hours tax and accounting consulting relating to startup of your enterprise.

  • Value: $700

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba Attorneys at Law

4001 Schoolhouse Lane, Center Valley, PA 18034
Megan Beste  | mbeste@flblaw.com  |  (610) 797-9000 ext 252

1st Place

  • Three (3) one-hour consultations to discuss intellectual property issues related to the business.

  • Non-Disclosure Agreement and Intellectual Property Assignment forms tailored to the business.

  • Value: $1,170

2nd Place

  • One (1) hour consultation to discuss intellectual property issues related to the business.

  • Non-Disclosure Agreement and Intellectual Property Assignment forms tailored to the business.

  • Value: $665

3rd Place

  • One (1) hour consultation to discuss intellectual property issues related to the business.

  • Non-Disclosure Agreement or Intellectual Property Assignment forms tailored to the business.

  • Value: $405

AEDC – Coworking space provided at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center

905 Harrison Street, Allentown, PA 18103
Anthony Durante  |  adurante@allentownedc.com  |  (610) 435-8890

1st, 2nd, 3rd Place

  • Shared desk space membership for up to two (2) team members for one (1) year.

  • Value: $600

MTS Ventures – Design Consulting & Prototyping

905 Harrison Street, Suite 136, Allentown, PA 18103
Matthew Sommerfield  |  Matt@mtsventures.com  |  (610) 351-3483

1st Place

  • Four (4) hours of consulting/machine time (materials not included)

  • Value: $580

2nd, 3rd Place

  • Two (2) hours of consulting/machine time (materials not included)

  • Value: $290

A Quick Note Concerning Prize Allocation: It is up to the winning teams to divvy up the prizes as they see fit and it is also up to the individual to follow up with the sponsors. Prizes may be claimed within one (1) year of the event at the discretion of the prize provider.


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Max Harris