The Baker Institute offers a wide variety of extra-curricular events called iDeX, short for idea exchange!  Providing a wide range of experiences including a speaker series, interactive sessions, panel discussions, topical meet-ups and more, iDeX  events  promise to be exciting and inspiring!  The Baker Institute’s calendar includes iDex events, curricular programming and other related activities around campus.

Looking for Lehigh events? Visit the University’s calendar.

 

 

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February 12, 2015

Founders Fitness – Network – Developing Your Social Capital

FOUNDERS FITNESS TRAINING
Workshop Series for Student Entrepreneurs

NETWORK: Developing Your Social Capital

Thursday, February 12, 2015
4:00-7:00 pm
Location TBA
Lehigh University

FREE TO LEHIGH STUDENTS – Includes pizza dinner

Are you fit to launch? Learn the personal skills needed to make the difference when launching your venture.

The strength of your network or social capital goes far beyond the number of friends on Facebook or the number of links on LinkedIn. This workshop focuses on the power of your personal network. We will discuss how to understand the strengths of your current network and to plan your future network to enhance your personal and business success. We will discuss how to shape, build, and nurture your network by plotting the network funnel and illustrating how to effectively fill and use each level of the network funnel.

This six-part series provides Lehigh students with training on the personal skills, behaviors, and mindsets needed to navigate the journey from great ideas to successful, sustainable organizations. Taught by Lehigh University faculty member and executive coach Stephanie Olexa, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, the series features three workshops during fall semester and three in spring semester.

SPRING SEMESTER DATES:

Attending all workshop sessions is not required, but is encouraged. For more information, contact: (610) 758-5626 or inentin@lehigh.edu.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

February 16, 2015

Leonard P. Pool Memorial Prize

Due date: February 16, 2015

Submit a description of your business venture and win cash for tuition for the 2014-15 year! Academics do not play a role – the prize is given based on entrepreneurial “spirit” and for outstanding students who exhibit entrepreneurial talents such as operating a business while attending classes at Lehigh.

  • Students must be a rising junior or senior in the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Winners receive cash to their Lehigh Bursar account for the 2015-16 academic year tuition
  • Selection is made in mid-March
  • Students are encouraged to nominate themselves. Faculty and staff may also nominate students.

Submit a detailed portfolio or description of your business venture to the Dean of Students Office via email, indost@lehigh.edu or bring it to UC C112 by February 16, 2015. Apply on the Hub: https://lehigh.collegiatelink.net/form/start/55940

Please contact the Dean of Students Office at (610) 758-4156 for more details.

Start: 12:00 am
End: 11:59 pm

February 24, 2015

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House
Feb. 24 , 2015 – 5-6 p.m.
Wilbur Powerhouse, Lower Level

Come learn about Lehigh’s award-winning 1-year graduate program!

Passionate about launching or working for a startup? Eager to see your innovations in the marketplace? Delve into the real-world process of entrepreneurship with this 12-month master’s program.

No need to leave school to start a business! Enrollment is open and classes start July 6, 2015. The GRE is not required.

  • Meet current students and faculty members who specialize in developing creative ideas and commercializing and launching products
  • Visit the Creativity and Innovation Lab and prototyping facilities
  • Enjoy refreshments and ask questions!
  • RSVP: http://bit.ly/1I0UuTI
  • Download poster: (coming soon)

For more information, see www.lehigh.edu/innovate, call (610) 758-4789, or emailjlk4@lehigh.edu.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm
Venue: Wilbur Powerhouse (lower level)

March 25, 2015

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House
March 25, 2015 – 5-6 p.m.

Wilbur Powerhouse, Lower Level

Come learn about Lehigh’s award-winning 1-year graduate program!

Passionate about launching or working for a startup? Eager to see your innovations in the marketplace? Delve into the real-world process of entrepreneurship with this 12-month master’s program.

No need to leave school to start a business! Enrollment is open and classes start July 6, 2015. The GRE is not required.

  • Meet current students and faculty members who specialize in developing creative ideas and commercializing and launching products
  • Visit the Creativity and Innovation Lab and prototyping facilities
  • Enjoy refreshments and ask questions!
  • RSVP: http://bit.ly/1pUXlHP
  • Download poster: (coming soon)

For more information, see www.lehigh.edu/innovate, call (610) 758-4789, or emailjlk4@lehigh.edu.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm
Venue: Wilbur Powerhouse (lower level)

March 26, 2015

Founders Fitness – Influence – The Art of Persuading Others To Get To Yes

FOUNDERS FITNESS TRAINING
Workshop Series for Student Entrepreneurs

INFLUENCE: The Art of Persuading Others To Get To Yes

Thursday, March 26, 2015
4:00-7:00 pm
Location TBA
Lehigh University

FREE TO LEHIGH STUDENTS – Includes pizza dinner

Are you fit to launch? Learn the personal skills needed to make the difference when launching your venture.

  • Register
  • Download poster (coming soon)

In this workshop we will discuss the process for persuading people, influencing processes, and impacting decisions when you don’t have direct power or control. Through examples and interactive practices we will assess the power of 10 methods of influencing others and practice the five key elements common to all of the methods.

This six-part series provides Lehigh students with training on the personal skills, behaviors, and mindsets needed to navigate the journey from great ideas to successful, sustainable organizations. Taught by Lehigh University faculty member and executive coach Stephanie Olexa, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, the series features three workshops during fall semester and three in spring semester.

SPRING SEMESTER DATES:

Attending all workshop sessions is not required, but is encouraged. For more information, contact: (610) 758-5626 or inentin@lehigh.edu.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

April 21, 2015

INNOVATE! CELEBRATE! Awards Dinner

INNOVATE! CELEBRATE! Awards Dinner
April 21, 2015 – Time TBA

The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation presents the 10th annual awards for outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship by students, startups, and Lehigh Entrepreneurship Network members.

Awards include winners of the EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series, iPrize, and Farrington Award.

Admission to this event is by invitation only. For more information, contact: inentin@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-5626.

Start: 8:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

April 28, 2015

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House
April 28 , 2015 – 5-6 p.m.

Wilbur Powerhouse, Lower Level

Come learn about Lehigh’s award-winning 1-year graduate program.

Passionate about launching or working for a startup? Eager to see your innovations in the marketplace? Delve into the real-world process of entrepreneurship with this 12-month master’s program.

No need to leave school to start a business! Enrollment is open and classes start July 6, 2015. The GRE is not required.

  • Meet current students and faculty members who specialize in developing creative ideas and commercializing and launching products
  • Visit the Creativity and Innovation Lab and prototyping facilities
  • Enjoy refreshments and ask questions!
  • RSVP: http://bit.ly/1yO6OSd
  • Download poster: (coming soon)

For more information, see www.lehigh.edu/innovate, call (610) 758-4789, or emailjlk4@lehigh.edu.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm
Venue: Wilbur Powerhouse (lower level)

May 18, 2015

Technical Entrepreneurship Graduation

Technical Entrepreneurship Graduation
May 18, 2015

Students in Lehigh University’s
Technical Entrepreneurship master’s degree program graduate May 18, 2015, earning their M.Eng. degrees after completing the 12-month program designed to teach students how to create their own products and launch companies.

For more information about the program, see www.lehigh.edu/innovate or contact innovate@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-4789.

Start: 8:00 am
End: 5:00 pm

July 6, 2015

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Classes Start

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Classes Start
July 6, 2015

Classes start July 6, 2015 for Lehigh University’s 12-month master’s degree program in Technical Entrepreneurship.

The program – open to students with any undergraduate degree – builds entrepreneurial and hands-on skills and teaches students how to design their own products and launch their own companies.

  • Applications are due April 15, 2015
  • Apply by Jan. 15, 2015 for scholarship consideration.

For more information about the program, see www.lehigh.edu/innovate or contact innovate@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-4789.

Start: 8:00 am
End: 5:00 pm
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