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.

 

 

Calendar of Events

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September 1, 2014

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Leif Arnesen (Bire Nutrition)

When: September 1, 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 8, 2014

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Michael Lehman (Lehigh University)

When: September 8, 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 11, 2014

Founders Fitness Training – Presence

FOUNDERS FITNESS TRAINING
Workshop Series for Student Entrepreneurs: Presence

Thursday, September 11
4:00-7:00 pm
STEPS 102
Lehigh University

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

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, focusing on:

(FALL WORKSHOPS)
SEPT. 11, 2014
Presence
: Leadership presence is the ability to consistently and clearly communicate your value proposition while connecting with others to build credibility and respect. Topics include listening skills, appreciative inquiry, communicating by phone and email and knowing when to use each, presentation/pitch skills, body language, appearance, business etiquette, gender differences in leadership perceptions. (Register)

OCT. 23, 2014
Founder’s Dilemmas
: Founder’s Dilemmas are those decisions that founders make early in the life of a venture that have long-lasting impact on the potential for success. Topics include designing a venture to suit your life goals and personal values, founding team dilemmas (who to add and how to split equity), building the team, making the right early hires, getting the right investors, wealth versus control dilemma, the passion versus pivot dilemma (if you are passionate about your idea will you accept when to pivot). (Register)

NOV. 13, 2014
Influence
: Influence is the ability to cause desirable and measurable outcomes and affect others’ actions, decisions, opinions and thinking, particularly in the absence of direct authority. It is the ability to communicate one’s passion, supported by data to garner support. Topics include building networks and using them effectively, influencing without authority, persuasive pitches, building trust, crucial conversations, emotional intelligence, storytelling, interacting with advisors and board members. (Register)

There is NO CHARGE for this workshops series. Reservations are required – pizza dinner provided.

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


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

September 15, 2014

LehighSiliconValley Open House Information Session

LehighSiliconValley Open House Information Session
Sept. 15, 2014
4-5 p.m.
and 6-7 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

LehighSiliconValley Open House Information Session

LehighSiliconValley Open House Information Session
Sept. 15, 2014
4-5 p.m.
and 6-7 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: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

ENTP 311/312 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures I & II Guest Speaker: Donna DeMarco (Viddler)

When: September 15, 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 16, 2014

Creativity & Innovation Welcome Event

Welcome Event for all students. Hands-on demonstrations. 3D printing. Qualifies for 5×10 bLUeprint experience for first-year students. Open to all students, faculty, and staff.

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

Start: 6:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

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
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