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From undergraduate student, to graduate student, to staff. My story of how Lehigh worked, and didn’t work, for me. Our Lehigh, April 1, 2015
“Mechanical engineering is hard. It was technically challenging with countless hours of reading and problem sets. I hated this part of Lehigh…The Baker Institute changed that for me. As an undergraduate, on a bit of a whim, I used one of my very few electives and signed up for Entrepreneurship 101. Finally I made the connection; what I was learning in the classroom was applicable to the things I cared about. I was hooked. ”
-Chris Kauzmann Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate 13′ Masters in Technical Entrepreneurship 14′, Staff, Alumni

Women’s empowerment panel held to promote female success in the workforce, The Brown and White, March 31, 2015
The Baker Institute at Lehigh University works to promote entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. The Women Entrepreneurship discussion was a particular event aimed at promoting women empowerment within and outside of the campus.

Architrep hatches DIY dinosaur kits in Allentown, Key Stone Edge, March 26, 2015
Lisa Glover, using a process called Industrial Origami creates dinosaur assemblies for kids. Expecting to raise funds to sell only a few hundred, Glover sold close to 5,500! The startup’s latest product, a Pterodactyl kit, with a three-foot wingspan has already exceeded its Kickstarter goal.

The process: Lisa Glover on Making Paper Dinosaurs, Kickstarter, March 26, 2015
Lisa Glover, delves into the process of making her dinosaurs, from the start to her current stages.

Long-term fate of Lehigh Valley Kraft plant up in the air, The Morning Call, March 25, 2015
The fate of Kraft Foods Group Inc.’s Lehigh Valley’s plant is uncertain after the announcement that H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft. Lehigh University business professor Dale Falcinelli says one factor in the local plant’s favor is in the coffee production.

Moving at warp speed, Resolve, March 23, 2015
Students gain real-world experience and hard-to-find technological knowledge and skills that employers are increasingly seeking thanks to the Powerhouse and Lehigh’s numerous collaborations with industry.

Marc de Vinck-Don’t Celebrate Failure, Educause March 23, 2015
Technical Entrepreneurship Professor Marc de Vinck, Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity, talks about what it means to celebrate and not celebrate failure. [Video]

Alumnus creates PhoneHome Project to utilize NFC technology in its many uses , The Brown and White, March 23, 2015
Brian Hruza ’14 founded The PhoneHome Project NFC Solutions with the use of near field communication technology. Hruza’s startup has great potential in reconstructing the way we interact with our physical environment with the use of our smartphones.

Talking entrepreneurship: How to get the most out of classroom speakers. ID8 Nation, March 20, 2015
Todd Watkins, executive director of the Lehigh University Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation shares advice on how to best facilitate learning when presenting a speaker to the classroom.

Saucon Valley High School has its own ‘shark tank,’ The Express-Times, March 1, 2015
High school students pitch ideas and research startup markets; advised by Lehigh University Technical Entrepreneurship graduate student Jake Puzycki ’14 ’15G (Photo)

Toy Fair 2015: KitRex Velociraptor, BeTerrific! Live Show, Feb. 27, 2015
Live from Toy Fair 2015, Lehigh University Technical Entrepreneurship master’s degree alumna Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G joins the BeTerrific Toy Fair 2015 Live Show to show the Kit-Rex velociraptor, a 3-foot-long dinosaur-shaped puzzle craft

Toy Fair 2015: Shannon Varcoe, BeTerrific! Live Show, Feb. 27, 2015
Live from Toy Fair 2015, Lehigh University student Shannon Varcoe ’15 joins the BeTerrific Toy Fair 2015 Live Show to talk about a wooden toy she’s developing for children with ADHD

Toy Fair 2015: Briana Gardell, BeTerrific! Live Show, Feb. 27, 2015
Live from Toy Fair 2015, Lehigh University Technical Entrepreneurship master’s student Briana Gardell ’14 ’15G joins the BeTerrific Toy Fair 2015 Live Show to talk about the process it took to bring her toy idea to life

Toy Fair 2015: Toy and Brand Licensing, BeTerrific! Live Show, Feb. 26, 2015
Live from Toy Fair 2015, Lehigh alumna Alita Friedman ’87 of Alita’s Brand Bar joins the BeTerrific Toy Fair 2015 Live Show to talk about her company, toy and brand licensing, and Lehigh’s programs

The best class ever, First Year Lehigh Engineers blog, Feb. 25, 2015
Undergraduate student Chandler Coggins blogs about entrepreneurship class and creative thinking

3 secrets to building billion-dollar apps, Linkedin Pulse, Feb. 18, 2015
Lehigh Technical Entrepreneurship alum Brian Hanley ’13 ’14G shares tips for developing top apps

The entrepreneurship hub, First Year Lehigh Engineers blog, Feb. 18, 2015
Undergraduate student Chandler Coggins blogs about Lehigh’s entrepreneurship offerings, including LehighSiliconValley, the EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series, and Technical Entrepreneurship master’s degree

6 travel startups to watch in 2015Road Warrior Voices, Feb. 12, 2015
Localfu, founded by Lehigh student Roger Graham ’15, was selected one of 6 travel startups to watch

8 innovative ways to build a million-dollar business today, Linkedin Pulse, Feb. 12, 2015
Lehigh Technical Entrepreneurship alum Brian Hanley ’13 ’14G urges prospective entrepreneurs to change the game by exploiting untapped market niches

Collegiate toymakers visit nation’s top toy industry events, Constant Contact, Feb. 10, 2015

Lehigh helps with project management, entrepreneurship, Lehigh Valley Business, Feb. 9, 2015
Professor of Practice Dale Falcinelli, director of Lehigh’s VENTURESeries and LehighSiliconValley programs, spotlights the power of executive education and entrepreneurship certificates for professionals

Wilbur love, First Year Lehigh Engineers blog, Feb. 5, 2015
Undergraduate student Chandler Coggins blogs about the 3D printers and other resources at Lehigh’s Wilbur Powerhouse

Entrepreneur house created to aid students in business start-up, The Brown and White, Feb. 2, 2015
Hatch House, an off-campus residence, is an entrepreneurial hub undergoing renovations for a resourceful environment for student entrepreneurs

LehighSiliconValley Blog (Tumblr), January 2015
From bean bags at the BoostVC accelerator, to exploring venture capital with VC pioneer Bill Draper, thank you everyone for another great LehighSiliconValley experience! Read more about the LSV2015 program from the Lehigh University students who shared their observations through blog posts on each day of the trip (Jan. 4-10, 2015)

Origami dinosaur maker finds success through Lehigh Valley’s resources for entrepreneurs, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Jan. 27, 2015
With local support from Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship class, Ben Franklin TechVentures and Allentown Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G has become successful with her company, Architrep (Video)

Former Lehigh soccer player Ben Gucciardi honored for his global organization Soccer without BordersThe Morning Call, Jan. 20, 2015
With only $5,000 of winnings from Lehigh University’s EUREKA! Competition Series, Ben Gucciardi transformed his non-profit organization, Soccer Without Borders into a global organization that eventually sprouted enough to earn profit. The organization provides positive change by helping kids overcome obstacles to growth

LehighSiliconValley meets up with top-tier VC, Lehigh University News Center, Jan. 16, 2015
On Jan. 7, 2015, 56 Lehigh University students from all campus walks and a wide cross-section of academic discipline met up with Andreessen Horowitz and its chief operating officer, Scott Kupor, for an unscripted and no-holds-barred Q&A session

Lehigh Students venture to startup capital, LehighSiliconValley website, Jan. 16, 2015
56 Lehigh University students bused down to meet up with Andreessen Horowitz and its chief operating officer, Scott Kupor for an unscripted and no-holds-barred Q&A session. The energy was definitely high in the room

First Generation Fashion: The culturally aware blog to follow in 2015, Forbes, Jan. 15, 2015
Daniela Kucher ’13 ’14G, graduate of Lehigh University’s Technical Entrepreneurship program, passionately and successfully launches a fashion blog that covers culture and fashion. Stories from real women, first-generation Americans living in NYC

Lehigh Silicon Valley 2015 Video Blog, YouTube, Jan. 10, 2015
A video blog detailing the total immersion experience of LehighSiliconValley where student entrepreneurs interacted with entrepreneurs, CEOs, venture capitalists, from dinner to debriefing to “live” case studies to guest speakers

Ex-Lehigh soccer player to receive national reward, The Morning Call, Jan. 9, 2015
Former Lehigh men’s soccer player and entrepreneur Ben Gucciardi will receive the 2014 Jerry Yeagley Award for Exceptional Personal Service from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America

Microfinance institutions balance personal loans with sustainable business model, NerdWallet, Jan. 8, 2015
Todd Watkins, a economics professor at Lehigh University and Baker Institute co-executive director, says that mobile banking in Kenya benefits both MFIs and their customers

Learning to Fly, Lehigh University News Center, Jan. 7, 2015
Working with the American Helicopter Museum and the Boeing Co. Integrated Business and Engineering students Marty Melochick ’15, Brandyn Bok ’15, Tim Moulton ’15, Durlav Mudbhar ’15, Emily Jiang ’15 and Sheron Tang ’16 were assigned a task: build the museum’s new flight simulator and create a business plan for it. Through an arduous journey, their helicopter flight simulator is now in display at the American Helicopter Museum

Bethlehem resident to open shared live-work space for entrepreneurs, The Express-Times, Jan. 2, 2015
Steve Boerner ’15G, graduate student at Lehigh University’s Master’s Degree in Technical Entrepreneurship, plans to open Hatch House in July, a house for people who eat, sleep and breathe entrepreneurship

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