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[Lehigh University Entrepreneurship News]

2014

Colleges now try to foster the entrepreneurial spiritThe Morning Call, April 12, 2014
Spotlights on outstanding Lehigh student entrepreneurs, Baker Institute’s programs, and Lehigh maker spaces

Techies compete in Lehigh Valley hackathon, The Morning Call, April 12, 2014
LVHack 2014, a weekend-long hackathon, brought together tech-oriented creators to create and innovate at Wilbur Powerhouse

Lehigh University Scenes From South Mountain, Lehigh Tumblr, April 2, 2014
Kimber-Lee Alston, a Lehigh University grad student in the Technical Entrepreneurship Program, has been working on a flower-dyed fashion line called Jolie Coquette.

Lehigh University Scenes From South Mountain, Lehigh Tumblr, April 2, 2014
Keith Martin, a graduate student in Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship program, has invented a new kind of marker.

Lehigh Valley Science Festival, Da Vinci Science Center, March 22, 2014
Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship displays “Mini Maker Faire” table and Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G had “KitRex” table at Lehigh Valley Science Festival

iDeX seminar teaches Lehigh students the benefits of creativity and innovation, Lehigh Valley, March 20, 2014
Shannon Varcoe ’15, Lisa Glover ’13, and Stephanie Panayiotou ’16, explains how creativity and innovation are tools for success

Lehigh Valley Business announces 2014 Women of Influence winners, Lehigh Valley Business, March 17, 2014
Lisa Getzler-Linn, Senior Director, Programs and Operations for the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, recognized as one of the Women of Influence winners for 2014.

Patrick Clasen of EcoTech MarineKeystone Edge, March 17, 2014
Patrick Clasen, Tim Marks, and Justin Lawyer first built EcoTech Marine in a basement, and now is a $14 million company.

Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, Her Campus, March 13, 2014
Baker Institute featured in Her Campus.

Havas PR North American begins new yew with winning streak, Digital Journal, March 10, 2014
Havas HR North America selected by Baker Institute to promote multiple high-impact programs and partnerships, including LehighSiliconValley.

Lehigh design student creates apparel line, The Brown and White, Feb. 6 2014
Dominique Brown ’14 discusses her new apparel line creation, RIND, Technically Organic.

CBE student launches auction website, The Brown and White, Feb. 6 2014
Joel Robinson ’14 showed his entrepreneurial skills with the development of user-friendly Vidfall.com. Robinson is one of Baker Institute’s EUREKA! award winners.

2013 Baker Institute Annual Report (video) Feb. 6, 2014
Annual video report to the Baker Foundation covering July 2012-June 2013, showcasing progress and expansion on grant metrics and achievements for Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.

Students get creative, The New York Times, February 2014
Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship student, Lisa Glover, explores the manufacturing process through industrial origami.

Lehigh University’s Annual Report 2014, Lehigh University, January 2014
Baker Institute’s LehighSiliconValley, Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s, and Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship programs featured in Lehigh’s Annual Report.

Orrs promotes sustainable development, The Brown and White, Jan. 31, 2014
Lehigh became the first university in the world to host a United Nations Department of Public Information NGO Briefing Thursday. Mark Orrs, a Lehigh professor, director of sustainable development, an Baker Institute-affiliated faculty, was the first to speak about the challenges in sustainable development for the next generation.

Alumnus provides insight on entrepreneurship, The Brown and White, Jan. 31, 2014
Lehigh University alumnus and entrepreneur Will Mayo ’08 presented a venture capital pitch demo to a large group of Lehigh students, providing insight into the world of entrepreneurship.

Warren, Watchung, Long Hill-area college students earn academic honors, Echoes Sentinel, Jan. 31, 2014
Lehigh students among those to attend LehighSiliconValley’s week-long entrepreneurial summit through Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation

Lehigh University student hopes to help fund businesses in developing countries, The Express-Times, Jan. 26, 2014
Shannon Cassidy’s participation in LehighSiliconValley helped her mission on creating businesses in developing countries

4 tips for teaching leadership skills, Business News Daily, Jan. 24, 2014
Four tips for entrepreneurial individuals training future leaders, featuring Dale Falcinelli, founder of the LehighSiliconValley program.

Getting creative juices flowing, Bethlehem Press, Jan. 22, 2014
Thirty-six 10th and 11th grade students were selected to participate in Creativity Day hosted by the Baker Institute at Lehigh’s Wilbur Powerhouse.

A race to build, grow and exit, Lehigh Valley Business, Jan. 20, 2014
LehighSiliconValley teaches blueprint for success: startup, build, and exit.

Nurturing Entrepreneurship (video), Fox Business, Jan. 20, 2014
Interview with Dale Falcinelli, LehighSiliconValley founder, on fostering entrepreneurship on Lehigh University campus, on the Markets Now program.

Five start-ups to watch in 2014, CNBC, Jan. 17, 2014
Dexter Baker’s daughter Carol Baker, Baker Institute Advisory Council member and LehighSiliconValley advisory board member, pens an op-ed for CNBC.com.

Lehigh U. gets national award, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Jan. 14, 2014
Lehigh’s Master’s of Technical Entrepreneurship program honored by the University Economic Development Association as the best such program in North America for talent development.

New graduate program cited for talent development, Lehigh University News Center, Jan. 14, 2014
Lehigh’s Master’s of Technical Entrepreneurship program is honored by the University Economic Development Association as the best such program in North America for talent development.

8 Innovative ways to get rich and build a million dollar business today, The Huffington Post, Jan. 13, 2014
The eight things people can do to succeed in business, a post by guest blogger Brian Hanley ’13 ’14G, a student in Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s program.

Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?, Chatham Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
Madison natives Ted Bogdanski, Geoffrey Gill and Michael Lucciola find out as they take part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?, Bethlehem Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
Bethlehem natives Grady Barth, Karleigh Blum, Shannon Cassidy, Paul Eppler and Shannon Varcoe find out as they take part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?Warren Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
Warren native Scott Grossnickel and Shaan Gurnani find out as they take part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?, Falls Church Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
Falls Church native Alex Valentino finds out as he takes part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?Basking Ridge Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
Basking Ridge native Jonathan Goldsmith finds out as he takes part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Can entrepreneurs be made are are they born?, Brookline Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
Brookline native Benjamin Schwartz finds out as he takes part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?Marple Newtown Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
Newtown Square native Benjamin Schwartz finds out as he takes part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?Mahwah Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
Mahwah native Thomas Potenza finds out as he takes part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?South Brunswick Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
South Brunswick native Frank Capararo finds out as he takes part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?Rumson-FairHaven Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
Rumson native Kayla Briggs finds out as she takes part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?, Claremont-LaVerne Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
Chelmsford native Rachael Schiffris finds out as she takes part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?, Chelmsford Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
Chelmsford native Pete Lawlor finds out as he takes part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

Entrepreneur Envy, Forbes, Jan. 7, 2014
Marian Salzman, Forbes contributor, expresses her newfound motivation to jump back into the entrepreneurial spirit inspired by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.

Award recognizes Lehigh’s role in spurring startups, Lehigh Valley Business, Jan. 6, 2014
Lehigh University’s contribution to economic development was recognized recently by a national organization that selected Lehigh’s Master’s of Technical Entrepreneurship program as the best in North America for talent development.

2013

Mountaintop: Student Experiences, Lehigh University Mountaintop Website, Fall 2013
Nadia Sasso ’14G and her childhood friends like to travel together once a year to reconnect, relax and enjoy one another’s company. On one particular trip in 2010, their shared experiences took on new meaning.

Royal Dynamite co-founder wins EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series at Lehigh University, PR Urgent, Dec. 12, 2013
Nadia Sasso ’14G placed second in EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series that will help fund Artisans Abroad Program and give the opportunity to turn her innovative idea into real enterprise

The American experience through a new lens, Lehigh University News Center, Dec. 4, 2013
Nadia Sasso ’14G and her childhood friends like to travel together once a year to reconnect, relax and enjoy one another’s company. On one particular trip in 2010, their shared experiences took on new meaning.

Lehigh Engineers Newsletter Winter 2013, Lehigh College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Winter 2013
Lehigh continues to reinvigorate Mountaintop Campus with several ongoing projects

Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend idea launches as company, Up Global, Dec. 2, 2013
Jake Huber ’09 and Greg Horn ’07 launched Gigawatts that grew out of the 54-hour startup fest

Technical Entrepreneurship ProgramEpitome 2013, Nov. 2013
Goal of TE program is to guide student entrepreneurs to create, refine, and launch new business

Baker Institute’s Lehigh Silicon Valley Program: A rewarding experience, Epitome 2013, Nov. 2013
LehighSiliconValley program is an entrepreneurial opportunity filled with passionate students

Medical research crowdfunding platform ImPatient wins Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend, KeyStone Edge, Nov. 21, 2013
ImPatient, an online loan platform and created by Rosamond Deegan, is top winner in Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend; Lehigh students also among award-winning teams

Spotlight on Donna DeMarco, co-founder of Viddler and EUREKA! winner, KeyStone Edge, Nov. 20, 2013
Interview with Donna DeMarco, Lehigh alumnus and co-founded Viddler, an online video hosting educational platform

Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend winners are ready to launch new ventures, Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend, Nov. 19, 2013
Winners of Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend: ImPatient, StablePro, TherMOMitor

Powered by Giving – and Gigawatts, Startup Weekend, Nov. 18, 2013
Jake Huber ’09 and Greg Horn ’07 launched Gigawatt, a company they developed in last year’s Startup Weekend and that won the Baker Institute’s EUREKA! award

Lehigh University recognized for Global Entrepreneurship Week (video), Baker Institute Youtube, Nov. 18, 2013
Global Entrepreneurship Week President Jonathan Ortmans gives personalized message to Lehigh, winner in a GEW contest that recognized the U.S. universities with the most entrepreneurship activities during GEW

Getting Brighter, The Express Times, Nov. 19, 2013
Photo of Liberty High School students Allison Rider and Alyssa Reese examining LED lanterns they built during Liberty High School Creativity Day at Lehigh University, co-hosted by the Baker Institute.

Startup weekend begins at TechVentures, Lehigh Valley Business, Nov. 15, 2013
Startup weekend brings 85 entrepreneurial hopefuls with business ideas to compete for best startup idea

TE student Lisa Glover ’13 and her innovative velociraptor costume (video), LehighU Tumblr, Nov. 14, 2013
Lisa Glover ’13, TE student, created the velociraptor for her class assignment exploring Industrial Origami

Baker Institute hosts research workshop led by scholar Fred Kimock, LehighValleyLive, Nov. 14, 2013
Scholar Fred Kimock, entrepreneur-in-residence at Baker Institute, provides insight on utilizing a business-model canvas to benefit clients

You wish you went to college at this invention space in an old factory on top of a mountain, Fast Company, Nov. 13, 2013
Mountaintop Project complements the age of Massive Open Online Courses

Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend holding second annual event, LehighValleyLive, Nov. 9, 2013
Ben Franklin TechVentures hosts the second annual Startup Weekend bringing solutions to challenges together

MAKE at Endgadget Expand in NYC, Make, Nov. 8, 2013
Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in TE Program, Marc De Vinck featured in Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014

Just dive in, Brown and White, Nov. 8, 2013
Mountaintop Pilot Program inspires innovation

Lehigh’s new master’s in entrepreneurship wins N. American university honors, KeyStone Edge, Nov. 7, 2013
Master’s in TE recognized by University of Economic Development Association as one of top university economic initiatives in North America

Lisa Glover ’13 and her TE assignment, gigantic origami dinosaur (video), LehighU Tumblr, Nov. 7, 2013
Video of Lisa Glover’s gigantic origami dinosaur, TE 416 assignment and Halloween costume made from Industrial Origami

Lisa Glover ’13′s Jurassic Halloween, LehighU Tumblr, Nov. 7, 2013
Photos of Lisa Glover and her Halloween costume, a gigantic origami dinosaur made from Industrial Origami

Journalism professor Jeremy Littau demonstrates, discusses features of Google Glass, LehighValleyLive, Nov. 7, 2013
Jeremy Littau, Lehigh journalism professor, shares Google Glass in a Baker Institute sponsored event

ITE Council to host expert on entrepreneurship, Lehigh Valley Economic Development, Nov. 5, 2013
Ben Franklin TechVentures will host its popular Venture Idol and Baker Institute is assisting LVEDC with entrepreneurial resource bus tour

Lehigh’s University Productions hosts costume contest, Halloween festival, LehighValleyLive, Nov. 4, 2013
Lisa Glover ’13 won Halloween contest with her dinosaur costume made from origami with metal sheets

Urban Outfitters’ co-founder opens nontraditional college that offers no classes, PSFK, Nov. 4, 2013
Scott Belair ’69, co-founder of Urban Outfitters, invests $20 million in Mountaintop Project

A new center for innovation and creativity at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus, KeyStone Edge, Oct. 31, 2013
With a gift from Scott Belair ’69, co-founder of Urban Outfitters, Lehigh transformed Mountaintop campus to a center for innovation and creativity

“Victory Lap”: Students take advantage of fifth year at Lehigh University, LehighValleyLive, Oct. 31, 2013
Students stay for fifth year at Lehigh University to gain from unique graduate TE program

Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship rallies behind local startup competition, Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend, Oct. 27, 2013
Lehigh University committed more than $13,000 in cash and prizes to support event

Meet the Philly startups leading the entrepreneurship era, Philadelphia Magazine, Oct. 25, 2013
Jason Rappaport created Squareknot, mash-up of Wikipedia and choose-your-own-adventure, and known as one of the coolest startups

Top salaries: Highest earning business schools, NerdWallet , Oct. 25, 2013
Lehigh University ranked #8 for highest earning business schools

Lehigh teaches a lesson to us all, The Daily Targum, Oct. 23, 2013
Unlike other grade-driven colleges, Lehigh gives opportunity to students to apply education on own project with faculty in Mountaintop Experience

Lehigh TE program finalist for UEDA Talent Development Award, University Economic Development Association, Oct. 22, 2013
TE program is latest addition to Lehigh’s award winning entrepreneurship ecosystem for student entrepreneurs

Where passion meets opportunity, Lehigh University’s College of Engineering Resolve Magazine, Fall 2013
Technical Entrepreneur students give insight on the program, said the TE program is the answer for their futures

‘We’re like brothers’, Lehigh University News Center, Oct. 18, 2013
Ben Gucciardi ’05 ‘o6G is doing more than just giving disadvantaged children a chance to play soccer. He’s also offering them hope for a better future.

Colleges need metrics to measure student success, The New York Times: The Opinion Pages, Oct. 18, 2013
Number of startup companies begun by undergraduate students as a fraction of the total student body should be a metric for student success

Urban Outfitters’ co-founder is building a college campus without classes, tests, or homework, Business Insider, Oct. 17, 2013
Scott Belair ’69, co-founder of Urban Outfitters, executes his vision of education filled with creativity and innovation

Lehigh University campus to become ‘invention incubator’, The Morning Call, Oct. 16, 2013
Scott Blair ’69, co-founder of Urban Outfitters, donates $20 million to Lehigh to help transform Mountaintop Campus for innovators and risk-takers

The Mountaintop Experience (video), Youtube, Oct. 11, 2013
Features Technical Entrepreneurship student Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G and additional TE students talking about Lehigh’s new innovation space

We’re like brothers, Lehigh University Alumni Bulletin, Fall 2013
Ben Gucciardi ’05 ’06G, founder of Soccer Without Borders and 2006 winner of Lehigh’s Student Entrepreneurs Competition in the Social Entrepreneurship, shares his startup story

Made in Pennsylvania, but a model for America: As I see it, PennLive, Oct. 8, 2013
Lehigh President Alice P. Gast announces that a collaboration of seven universities will reinvigorate manufacturing industry through science, engineering and innovation by supporting entrepreneurial efforts

Professor integrates marketing, journalism, Brown and White, Oct. 3, 2013
Craig Gordon, Lehigh alumnus, hopes to find new ways journalists can apply techniques to invent new products and asks students to come up with own ideas for internship or independent study

Lehigh University graduates invent device to connect laptops, tablets, The Express-Times, Sept. 30, 2013
Technical Entrepreneurship grads Matt Fuchs ’11 ’13G, Adrian Velazquez ’12 ’13G, Katelyn Noderer ’09 ’13G invent SideCar, connecting tablet to laptop for dual-screen

Princeton Review: Lehigh tops for entrepreneurs, The Morning Call, Sept. 30, 2013
Lehigh ranked #20 for entrepreneurship on its strength of its Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship

3-D printing: Innovation at Lehigh, The Brown and White, Sept. 28, 2013
3-D printing workshop event at Lehigh inspires creativity and innovation

TE student launches blog, LUTE14, LUTE14: Innovation is not an option, Sept. 26, 2013
Blog with many articles on Technical Entrepreneurship

Temple, Lehigh among nation’s top universities for entrepreneurs, Keystone Edge, Sept. 26, 2013
Lehigh ranked #20 on Princeton Review’s List of Top 25 Schools for Entrepreneurship

Dr. Michael Lehman: Interview, 2013 College Entrepreneurs Organization, YouTube, Sept. 25, 2013
Dr. Michael Lehman, Professor of Practice in Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Program, will be speaking at the 2013 CEO National Conference

KickStarter – SideCar: Laptop to Tablet Connector, KickStarter.com, Sept. 24, 2013
Technical Entrepreneurship grads launch mobile accessory Kickstarter campaign

Lehigh University named among top schools for entrepreneurs by Princeton Review, Lehigh Valley Business, Sept. 23, 2013
Lehigh ranked #20 for entrepreneurship on its strength of its Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship

Building a robot for the 21st century, MAKE Magazine, Sept. 20, 2013
Marc de Vinck, Professor of Practice in Creativity in Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Program, introduces a 21st century robot

Lehigh University’s entrepreneurship program ranked among best in nation by The Princeton Review and featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Sept. 19, 2013
Entrepreneurship programs led by Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship are among the best in the nation

Top 50 college entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. (Interactive graphic), Entrepreneur Magazine, Sept. 19, 2013
Lehigh ranked #20 for undergrad entrepreneurship on its strength of its Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship

The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 50 entrepreneurship colleges and business schools, The Princeton Review, Sept. 19, 2013
Lehigh ranked #20 for undergrad entrepreneurship programs by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine

Top entrepreneurship programs press release, The Princeton Review, Sept. 19, 2013
The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announce results of the top 25 undergrad entrepreneurship programs

100 makers you should be following on Twitter, MAKE Magazine, Sept. 4, 2013
Featuring Marc de Vinck, Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity

2013 Awards of Excellence Finalists announced, University Economic Development Association, Aug. 8, 2013
Lehigh’s Master of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship is awarded for talent development

Back to school: Develop your skills, mind, Lehigh Valley Business, Aug. 5, 2013
Lehigh well known in Greater Lehigh Valley for entrepreneurship programs; featuring MBA and VENTURESeries professional development offerings and professor of practice Dale Falcinelli

AP Exclusive: Kodak CEO talks company’s future, Wall Street Journal, Sept. 3, 2013
Todd Watkins, Baker Institute executive director, provides business insight

10 great colleges for aspiring entrepreneurs, Online-Education.net, Summer 2013
Lehigh among top 10 great colleges for aspiring entrepreneurs

Lehigh student gets summer startup experience at unique “university”, BusinessWeek, July 28, 2013
Brian Friedman ’14, Lehigh materials science engineer and founder of Lehigh’s CREATE club, accepted to Draper University of Heroes for entrepreneurship

The best undergraduate business schools by specialty 2013, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, June 24, 2013
Lehigh ranked #12 for best undergraduate specialty program: entrepreneurship

Making content more accessible, Lehigh University Alumni Bulletin, Spring 2013
Will Mayo ’08 10G launches SpokenLayer

A fitting tribute, Lehigh University Alumni Bulletin, Spring 2013
Technical Entrepreneurship student Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G wins design contest

A growing global reach, Lehigh University Alumni Bulletin, Spring 2013
Following up with grads of Lehigh’s Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship around the world

Allentown Chamber names Grand Prix partner next president, Lehigh Valley Business, June 21, 2013
Michael McCreary ’07, founder of Lehigh Valley Grand Prix and Joan F. and John M. Thalheimer Entrepreneurship Competition winner, becomes youngest president of any chamber’s board in Lehigh Valley history

UGI wraps up first year of Integrated Product Development programs at Lehigh University, UGI Connection, June 11, 2013
Integrated Product Development student teams focus on creating prototype

World-class leaders of 2013: Joe Skelton, My Lehigh: Lehigh University’s Online Community, Spring 2013
Joseph Skelton, founder of motorcycle salvage and recycling business called JWS Cycles, LLC, praises entrepreneurial program at Lehigh

Technically proficient, entrepreneurially minded, Lehigh University News Center, June 10, 2013
Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship students’ innovative startups and products

Beyond Sport: Utilising the power of sport to help the lives of others, Beyond Sport, Spring 2013

Lehigh’s entrepreneurs make an impression, Lehigh University News Center, May 29, 2013
Lehigh’s entrepreneurs present in National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

Corbett administration congratulates EcoTech Marine for expansion in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, May 16, 2013
EcoTech Marine, founded by Lehigh IPD graduates, praised for its journey and growth

Newsmakers, Lehigh Valley Business, May 13, 2013
Dale Falcinelli appointed to Baker Institute Advisory Board

The cool potential of a Eureka moment, Lehigh University Alumni Bulletin, Spring 2013
Azim Sonawalla’12 ’13G, Technical Entrepreneurship grad student, IPD team leader and inventor of Cool Talk Communicator, solves communication issues for firefighters in protective masks

EcoTech primed and ready to grow: new Allentown area facility makes room for expansion, The Morning Call, May 15, 2013
EcoTech Marine is rapidly growing and expanding

Bethlehem startup celebrates 10-year anniversary, recent expansion, Lehigh Valley Business, May 10, 2013
Justin Lawyer and Lehigh grads Patrick Clasen ’04 and Tim Marks ’04, founders of EcoTech Marine, celebrate 10-year anniversary

Lehigh University students get special training in community development lending, WFMZ-TV 69, May 7, 2013
Lehigh students take opportunity of using Rising Tide Community Loan Funds for small businesses

People in Business, Express-Times, May 5, 2013
Dale Falcinelli appointed to Baker Institute Advisory Board

Innovate to educate, LehighSiliconValley takes students to the heart of entrepreneurship, Lehigh University’s College of Engineering Resolve Magazine, Spring 2013
Full immersion of LehighSiliconValley sets Lehigh apart in entrepreneurship

The cool potential of a Eureka moment, Lehigh University News Center, April 26, 2013
Azim Sonawalla ’12 invented Cool Talk Communicator, allows firefighters to talk more clearly to each other by radio

Baker Institute names Easton resident its new chairman, April 24, 2013
Dale F. Falcinelli appointed chairman of Advisory Council in Innovate! Celebrate! entrepreneurship awards dinner

Alice P. Gast: Observing Earth Day in era of entrepreneurship, The Morning Call, April 22, 2013
Baker Institute celebrates their innovative and creative mark on Earth Day and every day

Lehigh, Rising Tide forge partnership, The Brown and White, April 19, 2013
Lehigh and Rising Tide Community Loan Fund (CDFI) partner up to fund new small businesses

Edit Desk: Locked up and loved it, The Brown and White, April 18, 2013

Ask the experts: Should small business owners seek venture capital financing?, CardHub, April 18, 2013
Dr. Todd Watkins, Baker Institute executive director, provides insight on venture capital funds

A sheltered life altered by experiences, Acumen: The magazine of Lehigh University’s College of Arts and Sciences, Spring 2013
Mark Orrs, director of Lehigh’s new Sustainable Development program and Baker Institute affiliated faculty, witnessed a woman’s first steps out of poverty and into self-sustenance

$250,000 loan pool to aid start-ups, educate students, Lehigh Valley Business, April 17, 2013
Lehigh University partners up with Rising Tide Community Loan Fund to teach students about community development by making loans

Press release: Lehigh University invests $250,000 in Lehigh Valley Microbusinesses, The Rising Tide, April 15, 2013
Lehigh University and Rising Tide Community Loan Fund announce partnership, funding $250,000 to Lehigh Valley microenterprises

CREATE Club, Baker Institute host welding workshop, The Brown and White, April 8, 2013 (Watch Video)
Students attend workshop to gain insight and experience in art of welding

Second Lehigh Valley hackathon held in Bethlehem, The Express Times, April 6, 2013
Michael Toth ’14 and Greyson Parelli ’14 invent digital critter that eats on-screen text if you’re spending too much time on social media

Technical entrepreneurship students showcase products, Brown and White, April 4, 2013 (View Photostream)
TE students showcased six products and companies that they hope to develop into profitable business

Microprocessor power pack has plenty of promise, Lehigh Valley Business, April 1, 2013
Technical Entrepreneurship adjunct professor Matt Summerfield developed power pack for microprocessor development boards, used Kickstarter

Lehigh women encourage peers to innovate, Lehigh University News Center, April 1, 2013
iDeX: Creative Keys to Success Interactive Event featured TE graduate women on innovation and creativity

Students hear how science can help business, The Reading Eagle, March 26, 2013
Pat J. Costa, professor of Integrated Business and Engineering who teaches entrepreneurship at Lehigh, provides insight on startup businesses

Students, faculty and staff gather to discuss Campus Master Plan, Lehigh University New Center, March 22, 2013

Lehigh alumnus Richard Hayne builds Urban Outfitters empire, The Brown and White, March 7, 2013
Richard Hayne ’69 founded Urban Outfitters with Scott Belair ’69

Lehigh students create college athletic apparel company, The Brown and White, March 7, 2013
Pierson Krass ’13 and Sam Funnel ’13 founded Krass & Funnell, selling athletic apparel with unique, preppy flair

Lehigh University technical entrepreneurship master’s degree part of Bethlehem-area innovation cluster, Technically Philly, March 5, 2013
TE program distinguishes itself, cross between engineering, business and arts and science

From the President’s desk: Competing and collaborating, Lehigh University Alumni Bulletin, Winter 2012-13
Need collaboration for being successful in competition

Remembering Dexter F. Baker ’50 ’57G: An entrepreneur who championed the performing arts, Lehigh University Alumni Bulletin, Winter 2012-13
Dexter F. Baker, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and university trustee who championed dreaming big dreams, will be remembered

Winners announced in 2012-13 EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, Feb. 18, 2013
Baker Institute presents winners at EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series

UGI sponsors Lehigh University student teams in 2013 Integrated Product Development program, UGI Connection, Feb. 15, 2013
UGI reaches out to team of IPD students to help them gain real-world experience

Lehigh’s CREATE Club brings 3D printing, creativity to life, The Brown and White, Feb. 5, 2013
Baker Institute and CREATE Club hold revolutionary technology of 3D printing workshop

College of Business and Economics Dean’s Communiqué, Dean’s Commiqué Newsletter, Feb. 1, 2013
Lehigh students and alumni experience LehighSiliconValley

The art of the start-up, Lehigh University Annual Report, Jan. 2013
Students in Baker Institute’s LehighSiliconValley program gain firsthand insight into the power of entrepreneurship

EcoTech Marine: From college buds to business partners (video), EcoTech TV2News, Jan. 2013

Remembering Dexter F. Baker ’50, ’57G, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Newsletter
Dexter F. Baker will be remembered for his philanthropic endeavors and influence on innovation at Lehigh

Cultivating Entrepreneurs, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science Newsletter
Lehigh’s entrepreneurship high-profile events and announcements

Seven Bethlehem technology companies awarded Pennsylvania tax credits, The Express-Times, Jan. 30, 2013
Seven companies in South Bethlehem Keystnoe Innovation Zone receive incentives

Students meet entrepreneurs on both coasts, Lehigh University News Center, Jan. 25, 2013
Lehigh’s students and alumni experience firsthand insight on entrepreneurship in New York City, Silicon Valley

PennApps 2013 Hackathon runner-up SparkTab could be your new browser start page, Tech Crunch, Jan. 21, 2013
Greyson Parrelli, runner-up in Hackathon, creates SparkTab

Advanced “E”ducation: Master’s Degree in Technical Entrepreneurship, The Collegiate Entrepreneur, Jan. 21, 2013
Master’s Degree in Technical Entrepreneurship helps students explore entrepreneurship

Lehigh alum Dave Petrillo ’08, founder of Coffee Joulies, featured on “Shark Tank,” ABC Shark Tank, Jan. 11, 2013
Integrated Business and Engineering grad launched coffee-cooling product

Local prof details business lessons… from vacuum cleaners!, Lehigh Valley Business, January 18, 2013
Dr. Stephanie Olexa, professor at Baker Institute, says business leaders can learn from a Roomba

Lehigh names 4 start-ups involved in grant program, Lehigh Valley Business, Jan. 11, 2013

Greenphire: King of Prussia clinical payment tech startup to open office in England, Technically Philly, January 3, 2013

Lehigh On Location: LehighSiliconValley2013 blog, Jan. 2013
Lehigh University students experience entrepreneurship immersion course at LehighSiliconValley program

 

2012

Baker Creativity & Innovation Lab featured in Lehigh University’s holiday e-card (video), Lehigh University, Dec. 2012
Creativity & Innovation Lab in Wilbur Powerhouse featured in holiday e-card where students brainstorm and interact with each other for a creative greeting at the end

Lehigh University grad launches successful coffee accessory, The Express-Times, Dec. 25, 2012
Dave Petrillo, creator of Coffee Joulies, succeeds in gathering funds from KickStarter

About place: Year on the Edge reveals Pennsylvania’s thriving locals, Keystone Edge, Dec. 20, 2012
Bethlehem is KeyStone Edge’s City of the Year for growing tech scene and entrepreneurial activity

Lehigh entrepreneurs expand their companies,  The Brown and White, Dec. 10, 2012
Entrepreneurs Chris Hall, ’13, Joe Skelton, ’13, and Douglas Kirk, ’14G expand their company, ChallTech

Consumerism dominates the holiday season, The Brown and White, Dec. 7, 2012
Josh Ehrig, Professor of Baker Institute, gives insight about consumerism in holiday season

Courtney Buchanan: Lehigh University pavilion symbolizes a cultural link to China, The Morning Call, Nov. 29, 2012

Two Lehigh students create women’s accessory company, The Brown and White, Nov. 29, 2012
Amy Mazius, ’13, and Randi Tutelman, ’12 create women’s accessory company after winning Baker Institute competition

1 Lab x 2 Fulbrights = Greater access to clean, safe water, Lehigh University: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nov. 29, 2012
Arup SenGupta and Michael German won Fulbright Environmental Leadership Award go to India to explore and experiment

One big city: funds to help ‘blow up’ entrepreneurship across Lehigh Valley, Keystone Edge, Nov. 29, 2012
U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded $275,000 grant to Lehigh Urban Entrepreneurship Collaborative

Timely gift promotes health-related research, Lehigh University News Archive, Nov. 28, 2012
Charles S. Strauch ’57, ’15GP, who helped establish IPD program, provides generous gift of $1 million to support Facilities Renewal Initiative and Lehigh’s integrated educational programs

Alumnus delivers “Kickstarter How To” lecture, The Brown and White, Nov. 26, 2012
Dave Petrillo ’08 gives lecture on how to get successful funding from KickStarter after using it successfully

Celebrating a creative launchLehigh University News Center, Nov. 20, 2012
Baker Institute threw a party to celebrate its creativity and innovation by giving out souvenirs and painting lighth

Lehigh program accelerates entrepreneurs, BusinessNewsDaily, Nov. 20, 2012
Professor Ochs, Mechanical Engineering Professor and director of Technical Entrepreneurship Program, provides insight on entrepreneurship due to success of his programs

Lehigh University opens new ‘innovation lab’ to boost entrepreneurship, The Express-Times, Nov. 18, 2012
Creativity and Innovation Lab gives entrepreneurs createspace stocked with 3D printers, power tools, routers, clay parts, and plastic parts

The Dexter Baker challenge will live on, Lehigh Valley Press, Nov. 14, 2012
Dexter F. Baker’s contributions will continue to stir creativity and innovation in students

Lehigh wins award from Economic Development Association, Lehigh University News Center, Nov. 14, 2012
Technical Entrepreneurship program mentioned in Talent Development Award from Economic Development Association

Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend awards four aspiring entrepreneurs,  The Express-Times, Nov. 13, 2012
Winners: Skaffl, Das Bier Macher, We Got Your Site after a 54-hour event

Campus Philly Tech Jobs Crawl aims to broaden college student job search in region, Technically Philly, Nov. 13, 2012
Lehigh represented in Tech Startup Jobs Crawl organized by Campus Philly

National Academy of Engineering report showcases exemplar engineering programs at U.S. Colleges, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies, Nov. 13, 2012
Lehigh recognized for level of preparedness of engineering students by National Academy of Engineering

Infusing real world experiences into engineering education, National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies, 2012
Lehigh’s Integrated Product Development program and Baker Institute featured Edited PDF
Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepeneurship, Creativity and Innovation, and IPD program selected as exemplar real world engineering education programs

First-ever Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend wildly successful, Press Release Log, Nov. 12, 2012
Eleven potential startups participate in Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend

Former Air Products CEO Dexter F. Baker dead at 85, The Morning Call, Nov. 6, 2012
Pioneer for Air Products and loving father and husband, Dexter Baker passed on due to illness, but his inspiration and passion will continue on

In memoriam: Dexter F. Baker ’50, ’57G, Lehigh University News Center, Nov. 5, 2012
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and university trustee, Dexter Baker’s legacy will live on

Lehigh University students showcase work, Lehigh Valley Business, Nov. 5, 2012
Photos from iDeX: Creativity and Innovation Launch Party displayed on Lehigh Valley Business

Lehigh grad to speak on funding for entrepreneurs, Lehigh Valley Business, Nov. 5, 2012
Dave Petrillo ’08 gives presentation on how to use KickStarter for funding

Business acumen sharpened thanks to Lehigh Valley jaunt, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Nov. 2, 2012
Entrepreneurial Resource Bus Tour introduced college students, entrepreneurs, and educators to Lehigh Valley’s most valuable resources to assist new business startups

Ben Franklin Tech Partners hosts 54-hour event, Lehigh Valley Business, Nov. 2, 2012
Ben Franklin TechVentures hold Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend with 100 participants eager to give pitches and spread innovative ideas

Lehigh Valley readies for first startup weekend, Keystone Edge, Nov. 1, 2012
Lehigh Valley prepares to show the world the wealth of technical and creative talent

Lehigh gets creative with new lab, master’s degree and collaboration, Keystone Edge, Nov. 1, 2012
Baker Institute’s award of $275,000 goes to Lehigh Urban Entrepreneurship Collaborative

Creativity & innovation lab opens on Lehigh campus, Lehigh Valley: the design guide, Nov. 2012

Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend: event debuts in the region, as entrepreneurs try to grow Lehigh Valley tech scene, Technically Philly, Oct. 24, 2012

Lehigh Valley Tech Radio, Oct. 24, 2012
Discusses Baker Institute’s contributions to Startup Weekend and iDeX: Creativity & Innovation Launch Party

Dexter Baker ’50, ’57G receives lifetime achievement award, Lehigh University News Center, Oct. 23, 2012
Dexter Baker ’50, ’57G, engineer at Air Products and Lehigh mechanical engineer alum, received lifetime achievement award because of his success and encouragement in small businesses

Entrepreneurship institute launching ‘creativity initiative,’ Lehigh Valley Business, Oct. 23, 2012
Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation is kicking off its “Creativity Initiative” to encourage students to think innovation

It’s a 140-character-or-less world after all, The Brown and White, Oct. 22, 2012
Classes incorporate the use of social media taught by professors such as Professor Silagh White and Professor Jeremy Littau

Technical Entrepreneurship Graduate Program, The Entrepreneurship Educator, Oct. 2012
Technical Entrepreneurship Graduate Program featured in innovative programs article because it helps aspiring entrepreneurs create, refine, and commercialize intellectual property through the licensing or launching of a new business

CREATE club provides opportunities for entrepreneurship outside the classroom, The Brown and White, Oct. 20, 2012
The CREATE club hopes to foster innovation and creativity through open discussions and workshops

Halftime report: Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Program (video), Lehigh University News Center, Oct. 20, 2012

Governor Tom Corbett tours TechVentures2 business incubator, The Brown and White, Oct. 15, 2012
Governor Tom Corbett visits TechVentures2, an award-winning technology-based incubator

Lehigh University given $275,000 grant to help aid entrepreneurs, The Brown and White, Oct. 15, 2012
U.S. Department of Commerce has bestowed Lehigh University with a $275,000 grant that will aid in programs such as Urban Entrepreneurship Collaborative program

Governor brings praise for Bethlehem tech incubator, Lehigh Valley Business, Oct. 10, 2012
“The Governor made a special effort to tour the second floor of the building, which houses students from Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.”

Lehigh University receives grant from Department of Commerce, B News Online, Oct. 10, 2012
Grant received from Department of Commerce will be used for Urban Entrepreneurship Collaborative program, to support start-up regions in the region

Gov. Corbett lauds Ben Franklin TechVentures during Bethlehem tour, The Express-Times, Oct. 9, 2012
“Corbett appeared especially impressed with Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation, which has incubator space at TechVentures.”

Governor Corbett visits award-winning Ben Franklin TechVentures2 business incubator; Praises impact on job creation in the northeast, WFMZ-TV 69, Oct. 9, 2012

Gov. Corbett tours Ben Franklin TechVentures in Bethlehem (video), WFMZ-TV 69, Oct. 9, 2012

Governor Corbett visits award-winning Ben Franklin TechVentures business incubator; Praises impact on job creation in the northeast, BF TechVentures website, Oct. 9, 2012
Governor Tom Corbett toured the TechVentures facility, a highly successful business incubator that has helped launch dozens of start-up companies

National leaders meet to discuss manufacturing innovation, Lehigh University News Center, Oct. 5, 2012
Group of national leaders seeking to make the United States more globally competitive chose Lehigh to discuss manufacturing and innovation

Lehigh gets $275K for entrepreneur program, Lehigh Valley Business, Oct. 4, 2012

Bethlehem innovation center filled in less than a year, Lehigh Valley Business, Oct. 3, 2012
Partnership for Innovation (Pi), a technology incubator in South Side Bethlehem, hit capacity

Lehigh recives an official citation for boosting the local economy, Lehigh University News Center, Oct. 3, 2012

Lehigh University receives $275,000 grant from U.S. Department of Commerce to aid entrepreneurs, The Express-Times, Oct. 2, 2012

Lehigh University gets $275,000 for internship program, The Morning Call, Oct. 2, 2012

Bethlehem celebrates the city’s entrepreneurs, The Express-Times, Oct. 2, 2012

Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine name top 50 schools for entrepreneurship programs, Wall Street Journal, Sept. 24, 2012

Student entrepreneur’s venture takes flight: Congressman visits Lehigh-based company, Baker Institute website, Sept. 17, 2012

The Baker Institute encourages student innovation, The Brown and White, Sept. 11, 2012

Venturing into a high-tech hotbed, Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, Spring 2012

10 tenets of an entrepreneurial mindset, USA Today, May 24, 2012

Hundreds receive diplomas in rain at Lehigh University (video) (featuring entrepreneurship students), WFMZ-TV 69, May 21, 2012

Best Practices in entrepreneurial programs, Business Calendar Network, May 15, 2012

Ben Franklin TechVentures wins international award, 24-7 News, May 12, 2012

500+ attend Ben Franklin i xchange, Ben Franklin News, May 9, 2012

Bethlehem’s EcoTech Marine goes from undergrad tinkerers to award winning entrepreneurs, hiring five, Keystone Edge, May 3, 2012

EcoTech Marine wins Ben Franklin Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, Egg Zack, May 2, 2012

The best place to live and launch, IABC, April 27, 2012

Black student organizations are honored, The Brown and White, April 27, 2012

Senior forges alternative career path, sparks entrepreneurship, The Brown and White, April 22, 2012

Colleges become startup factories, Crain’s New York Business, April 22, 2012

GoodSemester, Thoughts on business, engineering and higher education blog, April 2, 2012

A Passionate Plan, The Brown and White, April 24, 2012

Entrepreneurs, money people mingle, Las Vegas Review Journal, April 21, 2012

Lehigh students win Baker Institute “I” Prize for charity oriented music site, The Brown and White, April 20, 2012

Students win “I” prize for Streamback project, The Brown and White, April 20, 2012

Awards recognize student and faculty innovators, Lehigh University News Center, April 13, 2012

Alums start action-sports apparel company, The Brown and White, April 13, 2012

Lehigh alums find business success in ‘staying strange,’ The Brown and White, April 11, 2012

New course alert – for your consideration, Arts@Lehigh Blog, April 11, 2012

Lehigh Valley Hacked: tech group’s inaugural event unifies, Keystone Edge, April 5, 2012

Principles of creativity, Arts@Lehigh Blog, April 4, 2012

Students endlessly e-mail professors for help. A new service hopes to organize the answers, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 1, 2012
Pooja Sankar founds Piazza, online study hall where professors and teaching assistants can monitor student questions

Micro-business expo in STEPS lets owners network, The Brown and White, March 30, 2012
Lehigh Valley businesses attended Fourth Annual Microenterprise Expo to network and showcase services

Students design stylish shorts, The Brown and White, March 30, 2012
Pierson Krass ’13 brings style and flair to athletic shorts around country through Krass & Co.

Entrepreneurs and software developers join for local event, INetU, March 28, 2012
INetU sponsors a hackathon in Lehigh Valley that brings together start-ups, entrepreneurs, software developers

Contest to see if Lehigh Valley’s tech-savvy can hack it, The Morning Call, March 28, 2012
EcoTech pose problems while hackers form teams to tackle them

EnStudent entrepreneurs combine style, athletics with ‘Krass and Funnell,’ The Brown and White, March 25, 2012
Pierson Krass ’13 brings style and flair to athletic shorts around country through Krass & Co.

Entrepreneurship in the Valley: Bethlehem’s EcoTech Marine (video), Lehigh Valley Economy, Feb. 28, 2012
A chat with Pat Clasen, one of the founders of EcoTech Marine

Artists acquire business skills at panel discussion, The Brown and White, Feb. 3, 2012
Five local artist-entrepreneurs discuss stories of success in art entrepreneurship

Students study entrepreneurship, business in Silicon Valley, The Brown and White, Jan. 25, 2012
Lehigh students meet CEOs and investors, solve companies’ real problems through LehighSiliconValley

2011

Rising above expectations: Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation, Lehigh Valley Marketplace, Early Fall 2011

Student entrepreneurs win more start-up space, Lehigh University News Center, Nov. 23, 2011

Symposium encourages bridge between faculty, students, The Brown and White, Nov. 8, 2011

Annual MBA Day celebrates entrepreneurship, Lehigh University News Center, Oct. 7, 2011

The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine name the top 50 schools for entrepreneurship, PRNewsWire, Sept. 21, 2011

Young entrepreneurs and the American jobs act, The White House, Sept. 20, 2011

Undergrads compete in research symposium, The Brown and White, March 22, 2011

Don’t drop ‘em, dock ‘em: One Lehigh alumnus offers a solution for increasing the usability of your smartphone and tablet, The Brown and White: Lifestyle, March 4, 2011

Lehigh, Broughal students collaborate in competition, The Brown and White, March 4, 2011

Students composting toilet receives grant, The Brown and White, Feb. 4, 2011

2010

#302 EcoTech Marine, Inc.com, 2010

Alum uses business classes to start venture, The Brown and White, Nov. 23, 2010

Entrepreneur Magazine: Top 20 undergrad programs, Entrepreneur Magazine, Oct. 2010

Sampling Lehigh Valley Craft Beer at OctoberPreneur Fest, Delectable Blog, Oct. 19, 2010

College kid to millionaire, Newsweek, Oct. 1, 2010

Inc. 500: Meet America’s fastest-growing private companies and the superstar entrepreneurs who run them, Inc. Magazine, Sept. 2010

Top 25 undergraduate colleges, Entrepreneur Magazine, Sept. 29, 2010

Lehigh ranked among nation’s top entrepreneurial programs, Lehigh’s College of Engineering website, Sept. 21, 2010

Aquarium technologists catch a strong wave, Lehigh University News Center, Sept. 14, 2010

Tech’s 29 most powerful colleges, The Daily Beast, May 2, 2010

New Lehigh Institute will coordinate business efforts, The Morning Call, March 4, 2010

2010 finalists: America’s best young entrepreneurs, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2010

2009

EcoTech: Rapid growth means finding efficiencies, Business Journal, May 4, 2009

EcoTech launches smaller aquarium pump product, Business Journal, April 6, 2009

EcoTech prepares for new pump launch, Business Journal, March 2, 2009

EcoTech forges business backbone, Business Journal, Feb. 2, 2009

EcoTech moving forward with new projects, old tasks, Business Journal, Jan. 12, 2009

2008

EcoTech concentrates on structure as product demo hits, Business Journal, Dec. 1, 2008

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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.