In early 2000s, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of NE PA introduced a program to help its clients get in front of venture capitalists. This provided two very special and important opportunities. First, it helped to guide and prepare start- up ventures in their ability to present their business and investment case. Second, it helped to make venture capitalists aware of the business innovations taking place in the Lehigh Valley.
If, indeed, children are our future, as so many like to say, what might that future look like, given the many challenges our children face: declining resources for education, intervention when they are victimized by predators, and nutrition programs, neighborhoods that are unsafe and so much more. With an election just a few weeks away, the public policy debate appears to be ignoring this critically important but voiceless constituency.
The economy is bad. The economy is good. It needs to be stimulated. It needs to be left alone. It's good for Obama. It's good for Romney. With the discussion leading up to the November election focusing on the economy, host Alan Jennings welcomes guests Kamran Afshar, economist, and Tony Ianelli, CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.