The i xchange is the premier business networking opportunity in northeastern Pennsylvania. Last year, more than 550 technology entrepreneurs, business people, economic developers, venture capitalists, political leaders, educators, students, bankers, lawyers, and accountants from Ben Franklin’s 21-county service area attended.
The i xchange will combine executive networking sessions, the keynote address by Mr. Hoffman, and the presentation of Ben Franklin’s annual Innovation Awards. These eight awards recognize and salute outstanding individual and company accomplishment in business and technology.
A seasoned veteran of seven start-ups, including the highly successful internet company Priceline.com, Jeff Hoffman has spent years traveling the globe and identifying the best practices of top entrepreneurs and business leaders in every sector. In his dynamic and energetic presentation, Hoffman will share techniques that increase innovation and operational efficiency for both early-stage and established companies in today’s markets.
Using colorful anecdotes and lessons learned from some of the world’s most profitable companies, he will shatter the myths of the old school of business management. Hoffman will present new rules for success. He will provide attendees with an immediately actionable list of tasks and tools that they can use to dramatically improve their organizations and increase their odds of sustainable prosperity.
Admission to the Ben Franklin i xchange is $65 in advance and $75 the day of the event. Hot hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served; a cash bar will be available. Register on-line at http://ennect.com/
About the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania:
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania creates and retains highly paid, sustainable jobs by linking early-stage technology-based firms and established manufacturers with experts, universities, funding, and other resources to help them prosper through innovation. The Ben Franklin Technology Partners has returned $3.60 to the Pennsylvania treasury for every $1.00 invested in the program. It is part of an award-winning, four-center economic development initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and is funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority. For more information, visit www.nep.benfranklin.org.