Our programs teach students to recognize problems as opportunities and create valuable solutions. No matter their area of study, students learn to see the world through the lens of entrepreneurship.
How do we do this? Through Design Thinking.
How To Get Involved
Lehigh - and the Baker Institute - has a lot to offer when it comes to entrepreneurship. It can be challenging to know where to start. This guide should make it easier to make your first (or fifth) step towards thinking like an entrepreneur.
"I want to learn about entrepreneurship, but I don't know where to start."
Attend EUREKA! Pitch Night
Think of EUREKA! Pitch Nights like Shark Tank. But instead of Sharks, we have successful local entrepreneurs and Lehigh alumni serving as judges and they want to award cash and coaching for students with great ideas. Anyone is welcome to come and watch this monthly event held via Zoom in 20-21.
Take an Entrepreneurship Class
Whether you aim to be an entrepreneur or simply to become more innovative within existing companies or non-profit enterprises, students in any major can supplement that major with a entrepreneurial mindset that will increase your ability to identify opportunities for innovation, to challenge the status quo in any field and to implement sustainable change.
Apply for the Hatchery
The best way to spend your summer is an immersive, full time learning experience where participants apply design thinking and lean startup methods to develop solutions to big problems and test potential business ideas. This is perfect for students who are passionate about learning the foundational skills of entrepreneurship while working on problems that matter.
Join a Student Club
New Ventures Club seeks to inspire and push future entrepreneurs and technical enthusiasts towards creating and developing new ideas. Each semester there are different events, including speakers and workshops, that help further develop students' interest in entrepreneurship.
"I have an idea that I want to further explore, but I need some help."
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Apply to Pitch at EUREKA! Pitch Night
Through a series of competitions and a final pitch to a board of experts, the EUREKA! program offers a platform for students, faculty and alumni to work creatively toward needed business proposals. All idea levels are welcome to apply - from "back of the napkin" sketch to fully prototyped and problem-validated.
Join the LinkedIn Lehigh Entrepreneurs Group
Get connected to over 2,000 Lehigh alumni who share a passion for entrepreneurship!
"Ok, I'm sold - I LOVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP! What else can I do?
Check out everything above, plus:
Apply For LehighSiliconValley
LehighSiliconValley brings Lehigh undergraduate and graduate students together with alumni in Silicon Valley, the hub of entrepreneurship, for a week-long immersion into new-venture creation. Students are focusing on real companies, real players, and real situations in real time.
Make a Global Impact this Summer
In the Summer of 2021, the Baker Institute and the Lehigh@NasdaqCenterwill partner to place Lehigh students in internships at US-based startups that are focused on making a global impact.
Attend Start Up Job Fair
Start Up Job Fair is an annual startup event that bridges the talent pool of Lehigh University students and startups across different fields. This event is co-sponsored with New Ventures Club and is tentatively scheduled for March 25, 2021.