Altitude to sponsor BFTP/NEP ‘i xchange’ networking event

Altitude Marketing is pleased to announce its continuing sponsorship of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s “i xchange” networking event.

Altitude Marketing will serve as a Bronze level sponsor for the fourth consecutive year. i xchange is recognized as the premier business and technology networking event for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, educators, businesspeople and industry leaders.

Last year’s i xchange attracted more than 600 business and community leaders. The 2012 event is scheduled for May 8 at Lehigh University’s Zoellner Arts Center.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is a national model for tech-based economic development,” Altitude Marketing president Andrew Stanten said. “We see first-hand the impact they have on our regional economy and the Commonwealth as a whole. The i xchange is about championing, empowering, motivating and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit. We are thrilled once again to be part of this one-of-a-kind event.”

Entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author and two-time Emmy nominee Leonard Brody will give the i xchange keynote speech. Brody’s presentation, “This Monumental Shift – Exploring the Future of Behavior, Technology and Innovation,” will address how major technological and behavioral changes over the last 15 years have brought us to what is arguably the most reformative time in history. A highly sought-after speaker, Brody combines a powerful delivery, razor-sharp wit and cutting-edge content in his presentations.

Also at i xchange, Innovation Awards will be presented to six companies or individuals who have achieved business success through Ben Franklin funding and assistance, have helped others to achieve success or have improved their businesses through innovation.