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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September 17, 2014

LehighSiliconValley Open House Information Session

LehighSiliconValley Open House Information Session
Sept. 17, 2014
12-1 p.m.
and 4-5 p.m.
Wilbur Powerhouse Lobby

Lehigh University sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students from all programs, as well as Lehigh alumni, are invited to attend this informational open house to learn about the LehighSiliconValley entrepreneurship immersion program offered exclusively by Lehigh University as a 3-credit experiential course that spans a full week during the January 2015 Winter Term.

Also learn about the non-credit two-day immersion in New York City Nov. 7-8, 2014.

Refreshments are included.

For more information about LehighSiliconValley, see http://www.lehigh.edu/siliconvalley
Start: 12:00 pm
End: 1:00 pm

LehighSiliconValley Open House Information Session

LehighSiliconValley Open House Information Session
Sept. 17, 2014
12-1 p.m.
and 4-5 p.m.
Wilbur Powerhouse Lobby

Lehigh University sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students from all programs, as well as Lehigh alumni, are invited to attend this informational open house to learn about the LehighSiliconValley entrepreneurship immersion program offered exclusively by Lehigh University as a 3-credit experiential course that spans a full week during the January 2015 Winter Term.

Also learn about the non-credit two-day immersion in New York City Nov. 7-8, 2014.

Refreshments are included.

For more information about LehighSiliconValley, see http://www.lehigh.edu/siliconvalley
Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

September 22, 2014

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Steve Rittler (CounterMatch)

When: September 22, 2014

Time: 7:10-10:00pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

These 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

September 27, 2014

TEDx-LehighRiver

Sept. 27, 2014
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Miller Symphony Hall
Allentown, PA

TEDx-LehighRiver is a community-based initiative aimed at bringing together a diverse group of speakers and audience members to participate in a program of engaging and thought-provoking presentations and conversation. TEDx Talks are presentations of innovative ideas from various fields, which reflect a theme of “Giant Steps.”

Lineup includes:

  • Kevin Bahler
    “How to Introduce Yourself” – How you introduce yourself is usually the weakest explanation of who you really are.
  • Rick Boulay, M.D.
    “Cancerism: Confronting the Biases We Share” – Our precious time and heartfelt hopes should not be abandoned easily.
  • Robert M. Gordon
    “The Power of the Apology” – There are three parts of a meaningful, heartfelt apology–and most people don’t get more than one right.
  • Zach Gray
    “Giving and Receiving Help is about More than Just Help” – Thirty days of helping others led to a revolution.
  • Tim Lytle
    “Don’t be Good at What You Do; Do What You are Good at” – In a future filled with automated buildings, self-driving cars, and computers in every device – what will be left for humans to do?
  • Rebecca Einstein Schorr
    “How I got 75 Rabbis to Shave Their Heads” – …and what happened because they did.
  • Bryan Tuk
    “Of Two Minds” – A dynamic personality can lead to enhanced personal satisfaction in a world of labels and judgments.
  • Katy C. Worrilow
    “Noissap” – From disappointment and devastation comes great things.

For more information: (610) 758-5626inentin@lehigh.edu

TEDx-LehighRiver website: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/11137

Register by Sept. 12, 2014 to request a ticket: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139061350

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 5:00 pm

September 29, 2014

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Braydon McCormick (rVibe)

When: September 29, 2014

Time: 7:10-10:00pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

These 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

September 30, 2014

Financing Your Business Seminar

Lehigh University Small Business Development Center Presents: Financing Your Business Seminar

September 30, 2014                                  
Upper Bucks
Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce
21 N. Main Street
Quakertown, PA 18951
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Preparing to Meet with a Lender

In this workshop, attendees will learn about what it takes to be ready to approach a lender.  Discussion will revolve around what lenders are looking for in a loan request – from both existing businesses and startups.  U.S. Small Business Administration representatives will be available to discuss SBA loan programs.

Attendees will learn about:

  •  Preparing your financing request
  •  What lenders are looking for in financing request
  •  SBA loan guarantee program
  • Alternative financing options and incentive programs
  •  Business credit
  •  Where to find additional resources

Cost: Free

Registration: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Upper Bucks:  http://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=21572

To find out more information, or to register for this seminar, please visit www.lehigh.edu/sbdc, email insbdc@lehigh.edu, or call 610-758-3980.

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:30 pm
Venue: Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce

October 1, 2014

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House
Oct. 1, 2014
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 May 19, 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: here
  • Download poster (coming soon)

For more information, see www.lehigh.edu/innovate, call (610) 758-4789, or email jlk4@lehigh.edu.

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

October 13, 2014

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Wayne Barz et al. (BFTP “Tiger Session”)

When: October 13, 2014

Time: 7:10-10:00pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

These 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

October 14, 2014

Financing Your Business Seminar

Lehigh University Small Business Development Center Presents: Financing Your Business Seminar

October 14, 2014
Lehigh and Northampton
Northampton Community College
511 East Third Street – Room 523
Bethlehem, PA 18015
1:30 – 3:00 p.m

Preparing to Meet with a Lender

In this workshop, attendees will learn about what it takes to be ready to approach a lender.  Discussion will revolve around what lenders are looking for in a loan request – from both existing businesses and startups.  U.S. Small Business Administration representatives will be available to discuss SBA loan programs.

Attendees will learn about:

  •  Preparing your financing request
  •  What lenders are looking for in financing request
  •  SBA loan guarantee program
  • Alternative financing options and incentive programs
  •  Business credit
  •  Where to find additional resources

Cost: Free

Registration: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Lehigh/Northampton:  http://pasbdc.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=21573

 

To find out more information, or to register for this seminar, please visit www.lehigh.edu/sbdc, email insbdc@lehigh.edu, or call 610-758-3980.

Start: 1:30 pm
End: 3:00 pm
Venue: Lehigh and Northampton Northampton Community College

October 15, 2014

TEDx-LehighU

TEDx-LehighU
Oct. 15, 2014
4-6 p.m.

The theme of this Lehigh University student-organized TEDx experience is “The Future of our Society.” Lehigh faculty and students will share their “ideas worth spreading” in brief TED-style talks.

  • Download poster (coming soon)

For more information: http://www.ted.com/tedx/events/12340

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm
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