LINDENPOINTE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (LDC)

SERVING LAWRENCE COUNTY, THE SHENANGO VALLEY, AND GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY

AMOUNT DONATED: $80,000

The LindenPointe Development Corporation (LDC) is a 501(c)3 organization located in Hermitage, Pa. The LDC supports economic/workforce development initiatives with its 3 main programs - the eCenter@lindenpointe, eAcademy@lindenpointe, and the new Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center (PCC). The LDC began as a technology incubator, providing start-up companies with office and lab facilities, along with additional business support services. Since its inception, the LDC has added the highly successful eAcademy entrepreneurial training program for area high school seniors. A potential high impact new technology program, the Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Center (PCC), has been added in 2022 and is in its pilot phase.

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Giving Week Progress:

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $150,000

  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

eCenter@Lindenpointe
A technology incubator program, providing a facility and support services for new start-up businesses in the Mercer and Lawrence County regions.
eAcademy@LindenPointe
The LindenPointe Development Corp's successful Entrepreneurial Education program for area High School seniors.
Pennsylvania Cybersecurity Program (PCC)
The LDC's newest program, focusing on establishing the LDC as a regional Center of excellence (COE) for cybersecurity.
The PCC program will offer:
- Cybersecurity training programs
- Services to regional businesses
- A destination for cybersecurity entrepreneurs and startups to begin/grow their new businesses

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

Cuurent LDC financial demands:
1. Personnel resources (2 additional ) to successfully support the new programs. Current support personnel include 2 independent contractors but will need to create 2 full time equivalent positions
2. Secure funds to support training course license rates for high school participants
3. Secure funds for the buildout of a Cybersecurity Range at the LindenPointe eCenter facility. This phase of the program will greatly enhance the PCC program's ability to expand its digital training environment, as well as support regional businesses, providing cyber application testing platforms and research on new cyber solutions at regional universities.

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