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Bethlehem startup led by college student wins prize worth $110,000 in regional competition


Bethlehem, PA – May 1, 2017 – Local business startup, Fader Plugs, LLC participated as a finalist in the TecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition this past Thursday, April 27th 2017 and took first place in the collegiate sector. Bethlehem local, East Stroudsburg University graduate student and CEO/Founder of Fader Plugs, LLC, Blaise Delfino and team, won a sum of $110,000 – comprising of $100,000 in related business services and a $10,000 cash prize.

The TecBRIDGE competition took place at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Wilkes – Barre, PA and is comprised of two different sectors; collegiate and non – collegiate. This regional competition is designed to stimulate innovative thinking to leverage a technology-driven economy while retaining the region’s talent. Students from the area’s fourteen colleges and universities, along with non-collegiate teams were eligible to participate.

Fader Plugs, LLC is a hearing solutions company with a patent pending design on their first of many products – the Fader Plug. This product is aesthetically pleasing with a modern twist on your traditional, and often times uncomfortable ear plug. Its adjustable mechanical design allows the consumer to adjust noise attenuation without taking the plug out of their ear.

“Team Fader put in a lot of time, energy, and effort into the competition deliverables. Winning the TecBRIDGE Business Plan Competition is a testament to our ability to work as a team, our viability as a company, and affirmation regarding market penetration.” said Delfino, CEO, Fader Plugs, LLC.

Team Fader recently completed the final phase of product development and is preparing to conduct a pilot study with local companies.

Stay tuned for product release. For more information about Fader Plugs, LLC visit www.faderplugs.com.

About Fader Plugs, LLC
Fader Plugs, LLC is a hearing solutions company that is on a mission to aesthetically refashion and perceptually transform the use of hearing protection. Our patented design allows the user to dial in the hearing protection they need to balance the musical or listening experience with the peace of mind of discrete, effective protection. The Fader Plug does not require batteries, wires, or charging. The Fader Plug is what the industry has been waiting for. The world’s first adjustable, mechanical earplug. This is an elegant, form-fitting, life-changing tool for musicians on stage, metal heads in mosh pits, or the everyday subway commuter. Currently, Fader Plugs is solidifying a contractual agreement with a multi-billion dollar corporation who is a global leader in hearing healthcare. To learn more visit www.faderplugs.com