Since 2017, the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter has continually innovated on new programs and initiatives that serve students and the broader Lehigh community. Learn about our major events, activities, and growth over the years. Explore your path to entrepreneurship with the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter!
The Lehigh@NasdaqCenter was created to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators, and to accelerate the adoption of a global entrepreneurial mindset in all Lehigh students. More than 170 people attended the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter Launch party to celebrate the groundbreaking partnership.
Students enrolled in the first Women in Technology Course at Lehigh@NasdaqCenter. The course was an immediate success with one student sharing that “I have honestly gotten more out of this class in the total of seven times that we met than most of my other classes combined. Being in this class has taught me about myself, the importance of diversity, and the work environment as a whole...I’ve never felt more prepared for my future than after taking this class.”
Fifteen students in the Baker Institute’s LaunchBayC program spent one week immersed in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, accelerating their startup ideas in the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter.
Sam Dewalt, Inaugural Managing Director of the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, moves to San Francisco to assume her new role leading the partnership.
Lehigh@NasdaqCenter remote courses bring Silicon Valley to Lehigh’s door step (virtually). Founders, funders, executives, and social innovators are live streamed via videoconference from Lehigh@NasdaqCenter to students taking courses on campus in Bethlehem.
More than 60 members of the Nasdaq Center community - entrepreneurial leaders and founders from diverse industries - participated in a day-long workshop on Authentic Leadership, hosted by Lehigh and Nasdaq.
The first cohort of Lehigh Business Startup Academy interns immerse in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem, developing their entrepreneurial mindset and skills through a 10-week project-based internship with early to mid stage startups in San Francisco.
The first cohort of Global Entrepreneurship Interns embark on New Delhi, India. Student learn about entrepreneurship in a global context and develop their global entrepreneurial mindsets through an 8-week internship with startups. The program is a partnership between Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, the Baker Institute, and Lehigh’s Office of International Affairs.
A partnership with Lehigh’s College of Arts and Sciences, students in Dateline Silicon Valley produce and distribute multimedia stories across a range of platforms about the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship. The course includes a trip to the Bay Area, where the media fellows meet with top leaders in the media industry, conduct on-camera interviews with featured entrepreneurs and report on events at the Center.
A partnership with Lehigh’s College of Education, the Business, Social, & Education Entrepreneur course explores the entrepreneurial journey of founders across business and non-profit sectors, emphasizing the social impact startups can have on society.
In summer 2019, the Global Entrepreneurial Internship expanded to London. A cohort of six students spent the summer interning in the entrepreneurial ecosystems of London and New Delhi, flanked by immersive experiences at the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter in San Francisco.
The 2019 graduating classes of Startup Academy and the Global Entrepreneurial Internship helped close the Nasdaq Market during a closing bell ceremony with celebrity bell ringer, actor Macaulay Culkin, and his Bunny Ears co-founder Stewart Miller (Bunny Ears is a new satirical publishing platform).
Startup Academy and Global Entrepreneurship Internship students were featured live on the Nasdaq Tower in Times Square.
Lehigh@NasdaqCenter partners with Chris Kauzmann, the Baker Institute's Innovator-in-Residence, to help students design their life through a new Design Thinking for Innovation course.
Lehigh@NasdaqCenter celebrates three years and opens New Paths to Entrepreneurship, an interactive exhibit on global entrepreneurial mindset and its impact on the world.
In January 2020, James Berneking joined the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter team in San Francisco as Innovation Programs Manager.
Launch of the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter Podcast with a 7-episode series on Women in Technology and Innovation. Throughout the series, Samanatha Walravens interviews more than a dozen female leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley.
The Coronavirus pandemic presented an opportunity for Lehigh@NasdaqCenter to reimagine Startup Academy and the Global Entrepreneurial Fellowship. Working with the Baker Institute and College of Business, Lehigh@NasdaqCenter quickly pivoted to virtual internships creating entrepreneurial learning experiences for 26 students in San Francisco and around the world.
With a goal to expand access to additional students, and building on learnings from remote internships in summer 2020, Lehigh@NasdaqCenter launched the Silicon Valley Innovation Internship. This part-time, virtual internship integrates real-world work experience with the academic curriculum through a 3-credit course. Partnering with the College of Business, Lehigh@NasdaqCenter also created a new remote course—Investing in Innovation—that gives students an overview of the venture capital ecosystem.
The Entrepreneurial Mindset Study concludes, identifying critical attributes in an entrepreneurial mindset. Lehigh@NasdaqCenter’s Research Fellows publish two journals with their research: What’s in a Mindset? Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset and Investigation of the Antecedents of Opportunity Recognition. Anh Dinh also publishes two articles to the center's blog: What Is An Entrepreneurial Mindset – And Why Does It Matter For Success? and How You Can Develop An Entrepreneurial Mindset: The 11 Critical Attributes.
Disruptive Engineers launches as a 1-credit course available to all Lehigh students, shining a light on the engineering leaders who have built companies and technologies that change the way we live and work.
Dr. Willy Das joins the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter as a postdoctoral researcher after obtaining her PhD in entrepreneurship. She conducts a number of academic studies through her leading research on entrepreneurship theories in real-world settings.
The Entrepreneurial Networking Study launches to investigate antecedents and centrality of entrepreneurial networking, serving a structure to design programs that help entrepreneurs develop networking skills and build social networks.
Celebrating 5 years since the start of Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, Startup Academy and Global Entrepreneurial Fellow student cohorts ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell in Times Square.
The Emotions in Entrepreneurship Study launches to examine how emotions and ambivalence affect entrepreneurial decision-making and venture outcomes when founders seek information from mentors and advisors — with Dr. Willy Das, Dr. Andreea Kiss, and Dr. Naomi Rothman leading the study.
Lehigh@NasdaqCenter postdoctoral researcher Dr. Willy Das is published twice in FastCompany leveraging her work in entrepreneurship studies through the center: 5 rookie mistakes to avoid when choosing business partners and 6 ways entrepreneurs can be more emotionally intelligent.
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