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.

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April 2, 2015

Session 2: Do You Want to Start a Business?

Session 2: Introduction to the business plan and financing options for start-ups!

Thursday, April 2
9:30 – 11:30 am
Pennsylvania CareerLink Lehigh Valley, 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18109
Free

Please join us for our six session series “Do You Want to Start a Business?” This is a hands on seminar program that has been designed to teach you from start to finish the steps necessary to open your own small business and it is completely free! Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and let us help you craft your idea for a small business. We cover all topics necessary for you to get off the ground such as developing a business plan, creating financing requests, understanding the different business legal structures, obtaining sales and implementing effective marketing strategies. We will also cover special topics such as credit repair and franchises.

Session 2: Introduction to the business plan and financing options for start-ups!
Presenter: Robert Mineo, Lehigh University SBDC
Guest Speaker: Chris Hudock, Rising Tide Community Loan Fund

For more info: Alex Rocque, (610) 758-3980

Start: 9:30 am
End: 11:30 am

April 6, 2015

ENTP 311 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures: Guest Speaker Leif Arnesen (Enceladus)

ENTP 311 Guest Speaker: Leif Arnesen, co-founder, Enceladus

When: April 6, 2015

Time: 7:10 – 10:00 pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

The class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

April 8, 2015

ENTP 196 Software Ventures: Guest Speaker Grant Hartman (Chariot Solutions)

ENTP 196 Guest Speaker: Grant Hartman, account manager, Chariot Solutions

When: April 8

Time: 7:10 – 10:00 pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

The class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

April 9, 2015

Session 3: Do You Want to Start a Business?

Session 3: Business Plan Workshop – Draft your business plan (will be HANDS ON!)

Thursday, April 9
9:30 – 11:30 am
Pennsylvania CareerLink Lehigh Valley, 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18109
Free

Please join us for our six session series “Do You Want to Start a Business?” This is a hands on seminar program that has been designed to teach you from start to finish the steps necessary to open your own small business and it is completely free! Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and let us help you craft your idea for a small business. We cover all topics necessary for you to get off the ground such as developing a business plan, creating financing requests, understanding the different business legal structures, obtaining sales and implementing effective marketing strategies. We will also cover special topics such as credit repair and franchises.

Session 3: Business Plan Workshop – Draft your business plan (will be HANDS ON!)
Presenter: Robert Mineo, Lehigh University SBDC

For more info: Alex Rocque, (610) 758-3980

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

April 10, 2015

LV Hackathon

Pitch It, Hack It, Show It! at LV Hack 2015

April 10-12, 2015

One amazing weekend to build exciting, interesting, innovative things. You supply the ideas, create teams, and bring a laptop. We’ll supply a great venue, good food, and an incredibly fun time.

Cost: $25 for students; $35 for hackers (designers, developers, makers, engineers, etc.); $45 for hackers (late registration)

Schedule:

Friday, April 10 – 6:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 11 – 9 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
Sunday, April 12 – 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Registration for Saturday and Sunday includes meals. For more information: http://hack.lehighvalleytech.org/

Hosted at Velocity coworking space at City Center Lehigh Valley, 534 Hamilton St., in Downtown Allentown, PA. Sponsored by LV Tech and Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.

Start: April 10 2015
End: April 12 2015

April 13, 2015

i Prize Applications Due April 13

Lehigh University’s Baker Institute offers the i Prize, an annual cash prize for a new idea, invention, or innovation.

The i Prize is open to Lehigh University students. Finalists are required to exhibit during the Innovation Alley event at the annual Innovate! Celebrate awards dinner on April 21. Winner(s) of the i Prize are announced at the awards dinner. A cash prize of up to $1,500 is divided among the winners.

For more information, contact (610) 758-5626 or inentin@lehigh.edu.

Start: 1:00 am
End: 11:55 pm

ENTP 311 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures: Guest Speaker Alita Friedman (UglyDolls)

ENTP 311 Guest Speaker: Alita Friedman, former Chief Brand Officer, UglyDolls

When: April 13, 2015

Time: 7:10 – 10:00 pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

The class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

April 16, 2015

Session 4: Do You Want to Start a Business?

Session 4: Legal – What you don’t know can hurt you!

Thursday, April 16
9:30 – 11:30 am
Pennsylvania CareerLink Lehigh Valley, 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18109
Free

Please join us for our six session series “Do You Want to Start a Business?” This is a hands on seminar program that has been designed to teach you from start to finish the steps necessary to open your own small business and it is completely free! Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and let us help you craft your idea for a small business. We cover all topics necessary for you to get off the ground such as developing a business plan, creating financing requests, understanding the different business legal structures, obtaining sales and implementing effective marketing strategies. We will also cover special topics such as credit repair and franchises.

Session 4: Legal – What you don’t know can hurt you!
Presenter:
Buddy Lesavoy, MBA, JD, Lesavoy Butz & Seitz LLC

For more info: Alex Rocque, (610) 758-3980

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

April 20, 2015

ENTP 311 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures: Guest Speaker Doug Panzer (Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba)

ENTP 311 Guest Speaker: Doug Panzer, IP Attorney, Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba

When: April 20, 2015

Time: 7:10 – 10:00 pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

The class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

April 21, 2015

INNOVATE! CELEBRATE! Awards Dinner

INNOVATE! CELEBRATE! Awards Dinner
April 21, 2015 – 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Iacocca Hall, Wood Dining Room (Mountaintop Campus)
Lehigh University

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: 5:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm
Our Vision and Promise
When creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are taught together ideas take shape; ideas when properly nurtured can lead to discovery, value creation, and a better tomorrow for all.