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The Lehigh@NasdaqCenter remote courses enrich the educational experience for Lehigh students by bringing Silicon Valley to Lehigh's doorstep. In addition to intensive, short-format courses offered in San Francisco, founders, funders, executives, and social innovators are live streamed via video conference from the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter to students on campus in Bethlehem, PA. Students learn from industry leaders with real-world experience, and tap into a powerful network in the Bay Area innovation ecosystem.

Featured Fall 2020 Course

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Students dive into contemporary topics such as the fall 2020 course, Investing in Innovation. Taught by Jessica Straus, Kauffman Fellow and Venture Partner at Dundee Venture Capital, this course course focuses on the global innovation ecosystem and its diverse investors, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, public policies, and cultures. Taught in partnership with the Perella Department of Finance in the College of Business, students will learn about the investment models for funding innovation. The course will also focus on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, business models, and the resources necessary to bring new products, services, and cures to market. Students will come away with an understanding of the history and evolution of investment models, entrepreneurship, and policies that take an innovation from concept to commercialization. The course features regular guest lectures by leaders in innovation investing and entrepreneurship. These dynamic and candid conversations are recorded and produced for the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter Podcast.

Past Lehigh@NasdaqCenter Courses

The Lehigh@NasdaqCenter partners with faculty from all colleges to design and deliver courses that are distinctive to Silicon Valley and leverage connections with entrepreneurial leaders on the west coast. Past courses include:

  • Women in Technology & Innovation with Dr. Daniel Lopresti, Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Design Thinking for Innovation with Chris Kauzmann, College of Business and Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Dateline Silicon Valley with Dr. Jack Lule, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Software and Technology Ventures and The Garage with Josh Ehrig, College of Business
  • The Business, Social, and Education Entrepreneur with Dr. Scott Garrigan, College of Education
  • Software Product Management with Dr. Daniel Lopresti, Rossin College of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Inquiry to Impact: Gender in Silicon Valley with Khanjan Mehta, Interdisciplinary Course 
  • Entrepreneurship & Enterprise with Dale Falcinelli, College of Business