Joshua W. Ehrig
PROFESSOR of PRACTICE in ENTREPRENEURSHIP
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT

Joshua W. Ehrig has been fortunate to work with some amazing people and companies from inception to acquisition. His background includes extensive experience in management, finance, software engineering, and business development functions. As a Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship, Ehrig teaches undergraduate courses focusing on Launching Ventures and Software Ventures. These experiential courses have enabled students to launch viable companies across various verticals. Beyond his role at Lehigh, he is a judge at the Wharton School of Business, where he reviews and recommends undergraduate/MBA business plans for the campus-wide entrepreneurship competition. Professor Ehrig also periodically analyzes technology-oriented companies for Ben Franklin Technology Partners, providing recommendations for potential funding to deploy. Additionally, he advises various early-stage software/technology companies with a focus on cloud, web, mobile, and “big-data”.

Previously, Professor Ehrig served as a co-founder and CEO of various technology companies ranging from mobile- to cloud-based applications. In this capacity, he led these companies to seed funding and/or acquisition. He also served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, has taught MBA courses in Economics, Entrepreneurship and Finance, and has been a guest panelist for various entrepreneurship and Venture Capital-related events. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, he advised on IPOs of proprietary derivatives at UBS and was a volunteer mentor/board mentor at S.T.A.R. Academy.

Ehrig is a graduate of Lehigh University with degrees in Business and Economics (UG), Political Science (G), and History of Business and Technology (G). While at Lehigh, he was a Presidential Scholar, Business and Industry Scholar and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. He also completed an executive education program at MIT – Sloan School of Management.

 

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