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Through innovative partnerships, programs, and research, the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter inspires new ideas and insights into the world of entrepreneurial education and practice.

To learn more about our work, check out a selection of articles featuring the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter partnership and programs and learn more about the leading-edge ideas of the Entrepreneurship and Future of Education Think Tank.

News and Publications

Harvard Business Review | 5 Networking Tips for Introverts (and Anyone Else)

Anyone can develop the skills to get the most out of networking - That includes introverts! Check out the article here

Startups Magazine | Lehigh University Extends Partnership with Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

Lehigh University in Pennsylvania has expanded its partnership with the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco through Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, continuing its lonstanding education-industry relationship.

Fast Company | 5 Steps to Take so You Can Stop "Faking it 'til You Make it"

In her reflective narrative, Samantha DeWalt shares her journey of grappling with self-confidence as a young woman navigating the tech industry. Motivated by her experiences, she delved into research on authenticity in the workplace, conducting a study that revealed the importance of being true to oneself as a leader. Through interviews with senior women leaders, she gleaned insights into the art of authenticity as a leadership skill. DeWalt emphasizes the significance of knowing personal values, developing emotional intelligence, embracing one's integrated self, fostering supportive relationships, and leveraging unique strengths. Her findings underscore the power of authenticity in achieving professional success and fulfillment. DeWalt's narrative serves as a testament to the transformative impact of embracing one's true self and staying aligned with personal values, ultimately paving the way for authentic leadership and entrepreneurial success.

FastCompany | 6 ways entrepreneurs can be more emotionally intelligent

Establishing and maintaining your own venture is nothing if not personal. Lehigh@NasdaqCenter researcher Dr. Willy Das reveals six ways entrepreneurs can be more emotionally intelligent in FastCompany, as discovered in her research with Lehigh University College of Business Professor Andreea Kiss.

FastCompany | 5 rookie mistakes to avoid when choosing business partners

Co-founding a business is about more than creating a profitable venture. Based on key findings in her research and learnings from Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, postdoctoral researcher Dr. Willy Das shares the top five mistakes to avoid when choosing co-founders, as featured in a FastCompany article.

Tech Transfer Central | University-Industry Engagement Advisor

The challenges for industry engagement and corporate relations professionals just keep getting tougher, more complex, and more critical to their universities. Lehigh@NasdaqCenter Managing Director Samantha Dewalt details as part of Tech Transfer Central's how-to publication the mutual success that Lehigh University and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center found through their mission-based partnership.

PR NewsWire | Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center and Lehigh University Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of Lehigh@NasdaqCenter

Celebrating 5 years since the start of Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, Startup Academy and Global Entrepreneurial Fellow student cohorts rang the Nasdaq Opening Bell in Times Square on July 26, 2022.

Forbes | Leading The World Through Covid: An Interview With Zoom CFO Kelly Steckelberg

In this interview, Forbes columnist and Lehigh adjunct faculty member, Samantha Walravens, leads a conversation with Kelly Steckelberg, CFO of Zoom Video Communications. Steckelberg explains what it’s been like to lead a multibillion dollar company through a pandemic, what Zoom is doing to support its employees, and the future of Zoom in a post-Covid world.

Forbes | Salesforce CFO Amy Weaver On Leading With Kindness And Authenticity

Excerpted from Lehigh@NasdaqCenter’s Women in Technology and Innovation course, Forbes columnist and Lehigh adjunct faculty member Samantha Walravens chats with Salesforce President & CFO Amy Weaver. Here, they discuss why Weaver chooses to lead with kindness and how we can leverage the post-Covid world to empower women and other underrepresented groups in technology.

EdSurge | Could Entrepreneurship Programs Someday Replace Their Colleges?

After attending the Entrepreneurship & Future of Education Think Tank convening at the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, Gary A. Bolles, the Chair for the Future of Work with Singularity University, writes an EdSurge op-ed that examines the provocative question of what it would look like to redesign a college from scratch.

IIENetworker | Preparing for the Future of Work Through Global Entrepreneurship Education

In the IIENetworker magazine, Lehigh University administrators Cheryl Matherly, Ed.D., Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs, Samantha Dewalt, Ed.D., Managing Director, Lehigh@NasdaqCenter, and Lisa Getzler, Executive Director, Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation share how entrepreneurship education equips students to be successful across multiple jobs and prepares them for careers that do not yet exist.

The Wall Street Journal | Davis’s Take: Investing in Tomorrow’s Talent Pool

The Wall Street Journal featured Startup Academy in an article about how to scout and develop the best and brightest of the next generation.

Lehigh News | Q&A: Samantha Dewalt on Lehigh's Startup Academy

Samantha Dewalt reports on the Startup Academy pilot program that was first offered over the summer of 2018. Students gain entrepreneurial experience by interning with early- to mid-stage startups in Silicon Valley.

The Morning Call | Lehigh University Brings Silicon Valley Closer to Home

The Morning Call profiles the launch of the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter highlighting how the partnership leverages strategic relationships with alumni and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Silicon Valley.

Entrepreneurship and Future of Education Think Tank

Hosted by Lehigh University and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, our Think Tank brings together representatives from leading U.S. and international universities, non-profits, and corporate partners to examine current and emerging topics pertaining to the intersection of entrepreneurship, the future of education, and the future of work. 

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