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Lehigh immersion in the Silicon Valley

On Jan. 7, 2015, the big white bus drove 56 Lehigh University students from their high-rise hotel to a small cluster of unassuming offices located in a secluded area that borders Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California.

A short distance from an asphalt strip known around the world for venture capital stardom are the offices of Andreessen Horowitz – a self-styled Silicon Valley venture capital firm with an enviable track record for taking innovation and industry disruption to the highest level of play in the startup world.

Anyone who has worked in venture capital understands that today's new ideas and new thinking can become the next Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb, Foursquare or Skype. These names are a few of the many signatures of Andreessen Horowitz with over $4 billion in assets under management.

Each day from dawn to dusk over Jan. 4-10, 2015, a highly diverse group of Lehigh students from all campus walks and a wide cross-section of academic disciplines became part of LehighSiliconValley–an immersion program offered by Lehigh University under the auspices of its Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.

Read the full story at the Lehigh University News Center.

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