Program Manager, Bridgeworks Enterprise Center
For the past seven years, Program Manager Anthony Durante has led the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center Business Incubation Program for the Allentown Economic Development Corporation. He manages the program’s day-to-day operations, bringing early-stage manufacturing companies into the former Mack Trucks plant to set up shop in order to launch and grow their companies.
In this line of work, it helps that Durante has a special place in his heart for entrepreneurs.
“When I was studying for my MBA at Lehigh University we had a guest speaker who was a venture capitalist investing in startup companies, and his presentation really inspired me to get involved in that line of work. I try to remain empathetic to entrepreneurs and what they have to deal with to start a business from scratch.”