Students have the opportunity to apply and pitch monthly for entrepreneurial project support including funding, mentorship, and topical knowledge. There are four stages students can compete in starting with stage one where only a "napkin sketch idea" is required through stage four where fully prototyped and externally validated concepts are expected. Students are encouraged to come back multiple times to advance through stages as they use the resources and make progress on their ideas.


Outcomes: Direct support to students' entrepreneurial projects and enhanced, experiential education through direct mentorship.


Contact: Lisa Getzler

The Global Entrepreneurial Fellowship develops global entrepreneurial leaders by immersing students in project-based, summer internships with early to mid-stage startups in another country. The cohort begins their experience together in immersive, experiential workshops taking a deep dive into personal leadership development, entrepreneurial thinking, and creative problem solving.


Outcomes: Students learn about the entrepreneurial process in a global setting, and are equipped with the mindsets, skills, and agency to create meaningful lives and lead positive change in the world.


Contact: James Berneking

Students travel to California's Silicon Valley for a 3 credit intensive course over winter break to explore west coast entrepreneurship and the venture backed company. 


Outcomes: Students engage in "Live Cases" to learn directly from founders, funders, and other stakeholders. Students also gain topic specific experience in a track of their choosing (2018 tracks: Design Thinking, FinTech, and Software Engineering.)


Contact: Lisa Getzler

Startup Academy is a ten-week summer internship program that places top talent students in early-to-mid-stage startups in Silicon Valley. Students work alongside founders and entrepreneurial leaders on business critical milestones key to company growth. The internship is framed by a credit-bearing class that meets at the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter. Students receive additional support from mentors in their professional area of interest.


Outcomes: Students learn about the entrepreneurial process in an innovation ecosystem, and are equipped with the mindsets, skills, and agency to create meaningful lives and lead positive change in the world.


Contact: James Berneking

Students participate in a full time, 12-week, idea accelerator in which they work on student owned projects through the lens of entrepreneurship. Topical "nests" provide project focus areas and additional faculty mentorship. Students in the Venture Nest will receive 9 ENTP credits in their choice of three out of four courses. Students in other nests can, by request and approval from faculty, add independent study credits with the Nest leaders.


Outcomes: A 12-week project intensive in which students leave with tangible skills and new ways of thinking that can both be communicated through the story of their projects.


Contact: Lisa Getzler