PHILADELPHIA, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –Today, social media and business development expert Lisa Illman announced that her company will be hosting its first CrossCoach™ Twitter Chat. This informative event, hosted by Illman, will be taking place March 22nd from 7:30PM– 8:30PM EDT. It will feature two leading entrepreneurs from Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP).

During the chat, each innovator will answer questions via tweets using the hashtags #CrossCoach™ and #Innovators. Dave and Linsey will reveal some of their secrets including how to raise capital for new ideas. They will also discuss some of their biggest challenges and how they overcame them, along with their views on the vital importance of leveraging community. Both entrepreneurs feel that BFTP has been one of their best resources for continued growth.

In regards to the launch of CrossCoach™ Illman stated, «It is a new and exciting platform enabling one or more experts to provide content through virtual coaching. My clients include a wide variety of experienced and talented entrepreneurs. I’m drawing on the vast amount of knowledge that they have to offer. Content communication tools like Livestream, Twitter and workshops will be used to reach their intended communities.»

For over three decades, BFTP has provided funding and business and technical expertise to early stage and experienced technology-based firms in Pennsylvania. Last month, the company retained to provide PR and social media services to their members and partners.

The upcoming kickoff Twitter chat event, taking place March 22nd, will feature:

Linsey Covert, Founder of Project TEAM 
Linsey is the founder of Project TEAM, which is a program introducing children to teamwork, charity and leadership. Along with two Penn State University Principal Investigators, Covert developed the K-6 «Bullying Prevention Program,» which includes curriculum, materials and training focused on creating a team-like culture that promotes peer intervention. She is also the founder of TEAMology, a startup launched last year with an investment from the Penn State Research Foundation’s Fund for Innovation. For more information about Lindsay’s work, visit

Dave Costlow, Pledge It VP
Dave serves as the VP of Marketing and Operations at Pledge It. His work includes helping the community leverage the power of sport for social good. Pledge It empowers athletes to raise money for either their team or a charity. The fundraising takes place through game day performance. Additional information can be found at

Follow @lisaillman @weareTEAMology and @PledgeIt on Twitter for social media tips and additional information about CrossCoach. ™


Founded by social media and PR business development services expert Lisa Illman, offers livestream and business development consulting. In addition to her consulting work, she reaches out to the community through speaking engagements, workshops and CrossCoach™, her company’s exclusive approach to hybrid consulting.

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