Mike Gausling is recognized for his encouragement and support of the residency program. (l. to r. : M. Gausling, E. Zimmers, R. Gustafson)
The Innovation and Leadership Residency (ILR) provides an opportunity for participants to engage in the real-life activities of future business leaders as they prepare to present their innovations and plans to Venture Capitalists. The Open Court facility in the Victory Firehouse is the location where the action takes place. This collaboration is inspired by Mike Gausling, and includes experienced mentors, energetic entrepreneurs, and Lehigh's Enterprise Systems Center.
"The entrepreneurial mindset that we attain from this program can only be gained through real-world experience and not in the classroom. I rarely felt as excited about something as I did about this program." - Dor Ghivoni, '12