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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March 2, 2015

ENTP 311: Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures: Guest Speaker Jamie Flinchbaugh (Lean Learning Center, Old Dutch Group)

ENTP 311 Guest Speaker: Jamie Flinchbaugh, co-founder, Lean Learning Center and founder, Old Dutch Group

When: March 2, 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

March 3, 2015

BioInnovation Workshop

Bioinnovation is the intersection of medical expertise and innovative problem solving. This workshop – part of a series this year at Lehigh University – exposes Lehigh students to medical needs identified by practicing doctors and allows interdisciplinary teams to create unique solutions to these challenges.

There is no prerequisite to this workshop. All disciplines and graduation years are welcome. You can attend both the March 3 workshop and the April 23 workshop as they will feature different doctors and and different topics. The following doctors will present a challenge they experience in their medical work environment that student teams will then work to ideate solutions to:

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March 3 Workshop 4:10-6:30 pm (Pizza Dinner at 6:30 pm)
STEPS 101
Dr. Sean Pandey – Cardiologist at the Heart Care Group

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1AX8H1N
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April 23 Workshop 5:00-8:00 pm (Pizza Dinner at 5:00 pm)
Wilbur Powerhouse Lobby
Dr. Beth Careyva and Dr. Natalie Bieber – Family Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1COIdOV
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A $100* prize will be presented to the team with the most innovative solution at the end of each workshop. There will also be a number of post-workshop opportunities discussed including the following:

  • LaunchBayC – a 10-week, full-time, paid, idea accelerator with slots reserved for BioInnovation Workshop teams

  • Prototyping Funds – funds available to support the prototyping of ideas generated during workshop

  • Baker Institute iPrize – a cash prize competition for innovative ideas

  • Project Mentor – formalized mentoring and support from Lehigh faculty and staff and beyond

  • VentureWell E-team Grants – a program and grant open to university student teams

  • EUREKA! Competition – Baker Institute’s entrepreneurship competition

  • Courses – credit-based continuation options

Please direct any questions to program facilitator Chris Kauzmann at cjk213@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-6582.

*Prize may have IRS implications. Award will be divided among team members and will be given in the form of $25 gift cards.

Start: 4:10 pm
End: 6:30 pm

March 4, 2015

CREATE Club Meeting – Guest Speaker Pat Costa

Lehigh University’s CREATE Club will have a meeting on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 5:45 PM in Wilbur Powerhouse, Lower Level. The topic of the meeting is to talk with Professor Pat Costa, professor with Lehigh’s entrepreneurship and Integrated Business and Engineering programs, about his work at Lehigh.
For more information, contact ahn218@lehigh.edu.
Start: 5:45 pm
End: 7:45 pm

ENTP 196 Software Ventures: Guest Speaker Benji Jack (BoardRounds)

ENTP 196 Guest Speaker: Benji Jack, founder, BoardRounds

When: March 4

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

March 16, 2015

ENTP 311: Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures: Guest Speaker “Tiger Session”, Wayne Barz (Entrepreneurial Services BFTP NEP)

ENTP 311 Guest Speaker: “Tiger Session”, Wayne Barz, manager, Entrepreneurial Services BFTP NEP

When: March 16, 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: March 16 2015
End: March 16 2015

March 17, 2015

Develop and Draft your Business Plan

March 17, 2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lehigh University Rauch Buisness Center
621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Room 91 (Lower Level of Building)

 

Business Plan Workshop

In this workshop, attendees will outline their business plan using the Lehigh University SBDC’s Business Planning Workbook.  This workshop is designed to help with crafting a business plan, and to understand what lenders are looking for.  Those who already have business plan can benefit from advice, tips, and a discussion of common mistakes.

Attendees will learn about:

·         How to present a finanicng request
·         What lenders are looking for in a business plan
·         What lenders are looking for in a business owner
·         Common mistakes – seen too often!
·         Where to obtain research and additional resources

Cost: $20 per attendee

Registration: Pre-registration is required and Pre-payment requested.  Please call 610-758-3980.

Directions: Room 91 is located in the lower level of Rauch Business Center.  Parking is available for $4 in the Zoellner Arts Center Parking Garage on Taylor Street. Metered street parking is also available.

 

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 8:00 pm

March 23, 2015

Women’s Empowerment Week

Lehigh University is celebrating Women’s Empowerment Week, March 23-March 27, 2015. View Women’s Empowerment Week schedule.

Women’s Empowerment Week sponsors will be selling Women’s Empowerment bracelets for $1 each, with all proceeds going to Turning Point, a local women’s shelter.

Women’s Empowerment Week sponsors: Panhel, Baker Institute, Women’s Center, Kappa Delta, IFC, MGC (Lambda Theta Alpha), Office of Gender Violence Education & Support, Women in Business, and Feminist Alliance.

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

ENTP 311 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures: Guest Speaker Stephanie Olexa (Benchmark Analytics)

ENTP 311 Guest Speaker: Stephanie Olexa, founder, Benchmark Analytics (acquired)

When: March 23, 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

March 25, 2015

iDeX: Women’s Empowerment Panel – Fabulous Entrepreneurial Thinkers

iDeX: Women’s Empowerment Panel – Fabulous Entrepreneurial Thinkers
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
4:30-6:00 p.m.
STEPS 101
Lehigh University
FREE

Join us for a panel of three fabulous women entrepreneurial thinkers, including:

- A startup company founder/CEO
- A nonprofit founder/CEO
- A business/financial leader

Each speaker will provide insights from their own perspectives on how they are innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers and actors, regardless of discipline or business sector. Then the event will open to a Q&A.

  • RSVP
  • Download poster (coming soon)

This event is sponsored by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation and Women in Business and is part of a week of activities at Lehigh University celebrating Women’s Empowerment Week, March 23-March 27, 2015. View Women’s Empowerment Week schedule.

Women’s Empowerment Week sponsors will be selling Women’s Empowerment bracelets for $1 each, with all proceeds going to Turning Point, a local women’s shelter.

Women’s Empowerment Week sponsors: Panhel, Baker Institute, Women’s Center, Kappa Delta, IFC, MGC (Lambda Theta Alpha), Office of Gender Violence Education & Support, Women in Business, and Feminist Alliance.

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

Start: 4:30 pm
End: 6:00 pm

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)
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.