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.”
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).
Lehigh@NasdaqCenter celebrates three years and opens New Paths to Entrepreneurship, an interactive exhibit on global entrepreneurial mindset and its impact on the world.
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.
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