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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

Through the Iacocca International Internship program, students participate in an 8-week internship with startups in New Delhi, India. Each student is matched with in-country alumni mentors for the duration of the program.


Outcomes: Students will advance their practical knowledge, while encouraging personal and professional growth. This program empasizes an entrepreneurial approach and design thinking to help students in developing critical thinking, creativity, and other 21st century mindsets for their careers.


Contact: Cheryl Matherly

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

Students participate in a 10-week internship with a startup in San Francisco. Each individual student is matched with a mentor for the duration of the program and participates in a 1-credit entrepreneurial course at the Lehigh@Nasdaq Center.


Outcomes: Students will advance their practical knowledge, while encouraging personal and professional growth. This program empasizes an entrepreneurial approach and design thinking to help students in developing critical thinking, creativity, and other 21st century mindsets for their careers.


Contact: Samantha Dewalt

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