“When you wake up in the morning, it’s a new day, a new opportunity, to look around yourself and ask, ‘What can I do today that has the potential of making a lasting difference for the future?’”
- Dexter F. Baker
ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY: IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES FOR ALL LEHIGH STUDENTS
Since its inception eight years ago, the Baker Institute has accepted hundreds of students into immersive experiences such as LehighSiliconValley and the Hatchery. Students from across disciplines have shared that these opportunities were “transformational” and unlike any other in their Lehigh education. We are proud to accept deserving students into these much sought after programs, regardless of their ability to pay and we want to make sure all of the Baker Institute's immersive experiences remain available to all students.
Curricular programs, like LSV and the Hatchery, carry not only the costs of tuition and program fees, but also require students to forgo earning opportunities that would cover necessary expenses, such as housing and food. The Baker Institute is able to offer “cost of living” grants to students who otherwise would not be able to afford these immersive experiences. To do this, we rely on the philanthropic support of partners like you. If you would like to join others in making sure these immersive experiences are available to all students, please consider making a gift.
EDUCATION AND IMPACT: THE NEXT GENERATION OF ENTREPRENEURIAL THINKING & DOING
Whether it’s bringing Lehigh students to California to meet with top venture capitalists, or designing opportunities for students to win real money to fund their entrepreneurial dreams, the Baker Institute is here for every Lehigh student to have the chance to do something big. Our programs span from the classroom, to the makerspaces, from South Mountain, to New Delhi, India. To provide Lehigh’s entrepreneurs with the latest in technology, talent, and experiences, the Baker Institute needs the support of our community more than ever. If you would like to contribute to the elevation of what entrepreneurial education can be, please consider making a gift.
VENTURES AND ENTERPRISES: RESOURCES THAT SPARK INSPIRATION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING
The Baker Institute supports student founders and now - for the first time - alumni and community members through the recently announced Lehigh Ventures Lab. Lehigh Ventures Lab is a joint initiative between Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation and Lehigh University’s College of Business. Lehigh Ventures Lab is a milestone-based, in-person, venture accelerator that brings to bear the Lehigh network of experts, mentors, faculty and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center’s Milestone Makers venture building program. Your financial support of Lehigh Ventures Lab will deepen the entrepreneurial ecosystem right here on Lehigh's campus.
Whatever your passions and interests, you can make a big difference.
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