Mindset at Lehigh
Lehigh University ensures students from all backgrounds, identities, and disciplines have opportunities to immerse themselves in the processes of creativity, innovation, & entrepreneurship.
Explore the timeline below to learn more about the university's history of entrepreneurial thinking and doing both before and after the founding of the Baker Institute!
Invitation to Innovate: First annual campus-wide student competition
MBA VENTUREseries begins
Wilbur Powerhouse opens to provide space for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship curriculum is established
The Joan F. and John M. Thalheimer ’55 Entrepreneurship Ventures Endowed Program Fund becomes first endowment fund established to support student for entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship minor is
Farrington Award established
Thalheimer EUREKA! Awards established
Entrepreneurship Initiative is envisioned by Provost Mohamed El-Aasser
Entrepreneurship Initiative is Proposed to University
Entrepreneurship courses triple and enrollment increases 5x
The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation is established to promote creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to all students in all disciplines and as a platform for students starting ventures.
First cohort completes Master's Degree in Technical Entrepreneurship
LaunchBayC established as part of Mountaintop Initiative
Thalheimer Endowement Expands & EUREKA! Grand Prize is established
The Baker Institute develops culture around entrepreneurial mindset and immersive programs
Entrepreneur Magazine names Lehigh University as having "#2 hands-on entrepreneurship program in US"
The Office of Creative Inquiry is established
Lehigh@NasdaqCenter is established on the west coast
Hatchery Student Idea Accelerator launches as full-time summer opportunity following LaunchBayC
Global Entrepreneurial Fellowship (GEF) is launched to connect students to internships with international startups
Baker Institute announces Mindset and Venture Fellowships
The Thalheimer Enterprise Alliance is established to provide resources to student venture founders as they prepare to launch and scale.
Mentorship program is created as part of EUREKA! Venture Program
Inaugural cohort of students completes Baker Fellowship in Entrepreneurship, Creativity Innovation
Entrepreneurship courses normalized on campus with 12 faculty across 10 undergraduate courses in addition to minor & concentration
Lehigh Ventures Lab will launch...