In addition to our on campus programs like LaunchBayC, Technical Entreprneuership, and Founders Fitness there are many external programs available to student innovators. The following is a quick summary of those programs that we will continue to update as new opportunities arise.
We are looking for early stage social entrepreneurs to participate in an 18-month residency-based fellowship program in Washington, DC. The fellowship includes FREE housing + workspace, mentorship, pro bono support from elite partners like Deloitte, Arnold & Porter, and Amazon Web Services, a $10K stipend, and so much more!
Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation invites members of the public, students, industry, non-governmental organizations, and foundations to attend our inaugural Energy Week! Each day of Energy Week has a theme: energy research, policy, innovation, education (including an Energy Tech Expo), and Field Trips!
Our panel will discuss their experience facing hackers and their different motivations, capabilities, and objectives. The goal will be to provide a baseline understanding of different hacker types so you can determine a threat to your organization.
For start-ups, entrepreneurs, hackers, and technology enthusiasts in the Lehigh Valley to share and demo what they are working on.
The Microsoft Student Partners is a worldwide recognizable program to sponsor students majoring in disciplines related to technology. The MSP program enhances students' employability by offering training in skills not usually taught in academia, including knowledge of Microsoft technologies.
NEA, the World's largest venture capitalist, is looking for talented, driven, and curious students in undergraduate or graduate programs in these fields: Interaction Design (UX), Visual Design (UI), Product Design, Front-end Development /Prototyping, Industrial Design, and User Research. Summer residents will work with matched NEA portfolio companies to pair the best talent to ensure the right fit, across a number of different dimensions.
The European Innovation Academy invites you to a summer startup experience in Europe! 500 innovative minds from 65 nationalities gather in what is essentially a 3-week hackathon. Think of it as "American Idol" for entrepreneurs. Participants propose ideas, teams are formed for the best ones, and teams compete for prizes including seed funding, free legal counsel, and more.
Entrepreneur in Quorum - or Entrepreneur IQ - is the newest Quorum signature program. Over the course of a year, two seasoned entrepreneurs will host monthly open office hours in Quorum for the startup community.
The Student Leaders Conference will bring together undergraduate nano and emerging technologies student group representatives from across the United States. This program is seeking out active student group leaders in order to highlight undergraduate research and connect students with entrepreneurs, industry leaders, venture capitalists, and representatives of federal agencies funding research in emerging technologies. Additionally, this is an opportunity for students to share best practices and network with like-minded group leaders.
Entrepreneurship as a field of study at colleges and universities across the U.S. and around the world has become a leading subject at the undergraduate and graduate level. With this increased attention, it is more important than ever to give students the opportunities to network not only with their student peers, but with fellow entrepreneurs in the business world to promote entrepreneurship at all levels and in all environments. And, this is where CEO comes in.
We are a catalyst for health care innovations. Industry leaders working together to power exponential transformations in health care. All this so people around the world can live healthier lives sooner and longer.
We believe fast-paced changes in the health care industry are pushing the sector’s ability to quickly identify, assess, and adopt solutions that have the potential to make real differences. It’s time to think and do differently.
Dreamit is the only growth accelerator designed for mature startups. Post-seed companies with product market fit, some revenue, or early traction are left with limited funding options and resources to scale before qualifying for today's "super-sized" A rounds. We put our companies in front of customers, key strategic partners to drive pilot programs and distribution before we match them with larger venture funds and investor groups to raise follow-on funding.
AlphalabGear, a nationally-ranked hardware accelerator located in Pittsburgh, PA, has opened its applications for the next cycle. Your company will benefit from the guidance of entrepreneurs, technologists and investors who have developed and launched products, raised capital and negotiated manufacturing and distribution partnerships.
If you have an early stage company looking to develop market leading products, services and solutions, then we can help. Quake can provide the capital, tools, access, expertise, and advisers to make your vision a reality.
Saha Global trains women in rural communities to solve their village’s need for clean water by providing business opportunities. We partner with communities and train local women to launch profitable social enterprises. All of the revenue from these businesses stays in the community and is managed by the women entrepreneurs. To date, Saha Global has launched 93 clean water businesses which serve 46,510 and are fraction of cost of drilling a borehole or well. 100% of these businesses are still in operation today.
The Cognitive Computing Odyssey is a program for university students, developers, engineers, and data scientists who are early in their careers to join IBM’s Cognitive Solutions & Research team for 2 days this Fall... and potentially full-time in 2017.
Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 400,000 founders in over 200 cities. We nurture startup ecosystems in 85 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.
Startup Grind hosts speaker Jon Zack in the Lehigh Valley. Jon Zack, is Founder and CEO of EggZack. Jon has been an Internet marketing pioneer since 1989, when he created one of the first ever e-commerce businesses. He is a serial entrepreneur with 7 successful startups over the past 30 years, not included in this list is Zack Travel which he started when he was 10. Jon writes, mentors and speaks on the subject of how businesses and organizations use the web and technology to grow and overcome challenges.
For over 60 years, Puerto Rico has played a key role in global Pharmaceutical and IT companies supply chain for its highly-skilled population and attractive tax structure under U.S. laws. But the economy has evolved and the Island has what it takes to become a powerful platform for startups. Parallel18 startup accelerator harnesses those advantages that attracts big companies, to help startups scale globally.
Through hands-on workshops on prototyping, effective sessions about ideating and intimate talks about leading, the event will bridge the gap between inspirational creative executives and the top 100 design-driven students in the country.
VentureWell is dedicated to fostering an emerging generation of young inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs driven to improve life for people and the planet. Our Open conferences gather together engaged faculty, administrators, global innovators and university students from across disciplines to network, share stories, start new collaborations and learn best practices in innovation & entrepreneurship education.
Lehigh's Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) fosters excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research by providing faculty and students with pedagogical development opportunities, teaching tools, course development guidance, classroom and instructional support, and consultation services.
This year's Ben Franklin iXchange keynote speaker, Dustin Garis, will present "Disruptive Innovation" on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. You'll also have a chance to congratulate the seven 2017 Innovation Award Winners. In 2016, more than 400 technology guests attended the iXchange, making it a premier regional business networking event. Join us!
The eduWeb Digital Summit, now entering its 12th year, is the country’s premier digital and integrated marketing conference for higher education professionals. We’ve been hard at work putting together a strong slate of presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities that will help you break through a crowded landscape and tell your school’s story. This year’s programing includes topics in Content and Email Marketing, Web Tools and Hacks, Social Media, Using Data and Analytics, We/Mobie Design and Strategy, and a Full-Day Virtual Reality in Education Symposium.
Startup Island is a pay-it-forward community of entrepreneurial-minded explorers who seek to learn, grow and venture out of their comfort zones. When we travel together, we strive to help each other build products, elevate our ideas, find strategic partners and simply GET STUFF DONE.
Our trips consist of group workshops, mental and physical activities, individualized coaching sessions, and giving back to the places we visit.