TE Program in the news



  • 50 lessons: Be a student. Be an Entrepreneur50 lessons from Technical Entrepreneurship students who have lived it, taught it, tried it, failed, and succeeded:

    Justin Jacobs '15G, Lehigh University, Founder of 65 Roses Guitar:
    Lesson #10: Intuition vs. Intellect

    Frank Capraro '14 '15G, Lehigh University, Founder of MAS (More Active Society):
    Lesson #7: Learn to Fail with Grace

    Steve Boerner '15G, Lehigh University, Founder of Hatch House Ventures, LLC & Student Entrepreneurial Blog:
    Lesson#4 Pivot Early, Pivot Wisely

  • Entrepreneurs @ Lehigh University (Tumblr blog)
    Lehigh Techical Entrepreneurship students and almumni featured in blog on Lehigh entrepreneurs' journeys for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

  • Creativity is a learned skillInstructables, Nov. 28, 2014
    "What if creativity could be learned?' ponders Sean Caverly ’15G, Technical Entrepreneurship student.

  • PieceMaker Factory: A glimpse into the future of toys?, MAKE Magazine, Nov. 22, 2014
    A machine that prints custom, on-demand toys for whatever a child could want? Mark de Vinck, professor in Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’s programs, gives the machine a test run.

  • Startup Weekend Lehigh Valley provides proving ground for nascent companiesKeystone Edge, Nov. 20, 2014
    Second prize went to Connect Forward, a seven-member team led by Technical Entrepeneurship master's degree student Jake Puzycki ’14 '15G.

  • Students participate in global problem solving competition, The Brown and White, Nov. 9, 2014
    With just an hour, 65 students in teams of two to four tackle the global issue of primary education for children around the world. Among the winners was Technical Entrepreneurship student Jake Puzycki '14 '15G.

  • 7.5 Lessons about entrepreneurship from the Wizard of Oz, TEDx-LehighU, Nov. 5, 2014
    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In the light of the 75th anniversary of the classic American film "The Wizard of Oz," Technical Entrepreneurship professor Dr. Michael Lehman draws the parallel between the seven and a half key mottos that every entrepreneur should follow, and the yellow brick road that leads Dorothy and Toto in their adventure [Video]

  • 65 Roses guitar raises money for cystic fibrosis, WFMZ-TV, Nov. 18, 2014
    The guitar’s creator, Justin Jacobs ’16G, incoming Technical Entrepreneurship student, and Mary Ann Sofronie, from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation tells us more about the cause

  • Got a Great Business Idea? Pitch It WebsiteThe Wall Street Journal, Nov. 3, 2014
    New sites offer a chance to get concepts critiqued-or possibly brought to profit. However, expert Michael Lehman, professor of practice in Lehigh University’s Technical Entrepreneurship program, warns inventors the cautions of sharing concrete ideas.

  • Theatre: RhinocerosAcumen: The magazine of Lehigh University’s College of Arts and SciencesFall 2014 issue
    Technical Entrepreneurship graduate (pg 3) Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G collaborates with designer Erica Hoelcher to create shocking rhinoceros masks for Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortum.

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    Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G, a graduate of Lehigh University’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’s degree program, is profiled in the playbill for a production of “Rhinoceros,” for which she designed 3D rhino head masks. (To view playbill, scroll down to “Idiopathic Intrigue” and select “Don Your Fringe and Let’s Rhino!” in the menu).

  • First Generation Fashion: The Most NYC Blog We’ve Seen All DayRefinery29, Oct. 14, 2014
    Daniela Kucher ’13 ’14, Eureka! Venture Series Competition Second Place Winner and Technical Entrepreneurship graduate, launches blog: First Generation Fashion and it’s featured on Refinery29!

  • ‘Be the Dinosaur’ at Allentown’s Da Vinci teaches kids about Cretaceous Period lifeThe Morning Call, Oct. 12, 2014
    Lisa Glover ’13 ’14, inventer of KitRex and TE master's graduate, is featured in exciting interactive exhibit about dinosaurs in Allentown!

  • 26 DIY Halloween costumes you can create with cardboard, Mashable, Oct. 9, 2014
    What can you create with cardboard? How about  a giant dinosaur! Features designs created by TE master's alumna Lisa Glover '13 '14G.

  • Brancaccio, other experts discuss impact of DIY economy, Montclair State University, Oct. 4, 2014
    Lehigh University’s Marc de Vinck, Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity and Technical Entrepreneurship professor, discusses the importance of creativity as well as the impact of a DIY economy as part of Montclair Entrepreneurship Meetup event. NPR’s Marketplace Morning host David Brancaccio moderated the panel, which also included  Jules Pieri, co-founder and CEO of The Grommet and Jeff Wald, co-founder and COO of Work Market.

  • World Maker Faire 2014: Day 1 in Pictures, MAKE Magazine, Sept. 20, 2014
    KitRex, created by TE alumna Lisa Glover '13 '14G, invades World Maker Faire!

  • Lehigh students share promise of 3-D printing with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, The Express-Times, July 29, 2014
    Lehigh University students Colleen Perry, Elena Ramirez, and Jeff Peisner reveal the possibilities of 3-D printing with prototype exoskeleton designs at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation. The team is advised by Technical Entrepreneurship professor Marc de Vinck.

  • Printing out a new type of medical technology, WFMZ 69 News, July 28, 2014
    Video featuring Lehigh students and their hand exoskeleton designs for children who need physical rehabilitation. Part of Lehigh’s Mountaintop Experience, the team is advised by Marc de Vinck, professor in Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’s program.

  • Lehigh students give Good Shepherd’s staff a lesson in 3-D printing, The Morning Call, July 28, 2014
    Lehigh students Colleen Perry, Elena Ramirez, and Jeff Peisner show the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network their 3-D printed exoskeleton designs that could help kids who have suffered from the loss of muscle control due to strokes, cerebral palsy and neuromuscular disorders. The team is advised by Technical Entrepreneurship professor Marc de Vinck.

  • Lehigh students present 3-D prosthetics at Good Shepherd, Lehigh Valley Business, July 28, 2014
    Colleen Perry, Elena Ramirez, and Jeff Peisner unveil their Mountaintop project and the opportunities 3-D printers have in the health industry. Lehigh Technical Entrepreneurship professor Marc de Vinck advises the innovative team.

  • Helping kids with 3-D printing, Lehigh Mountaintop Experience blog, June 19, 2014
    Lehigh students are bringing cost-effective 3-D technology to help children who lose full or partial movements of their hands at the Mountaintop Experience in a project led by Technical Entrepreneurship professor Marc de Vinck.

  • Bitcoin Basics, Reading Eagle, June 1, 2014
    Lehigh Technical Entrepreneurship master’s degree alumnus Glenn Adams ’14G built a computer system to mine bitcoin and explains bitcoin basics.

  • Student success at the Baker Institute, Lehigh University News Center, May 27, 2014
    Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G drew national headlines last fall due to her giant cardboard velociraptors.

  • Mountaintop 2014 moves ahead, Lehigh University News Center, May 21, 2014
    Lehigh student and faculty entrepreneurs are involved in three Mountaintop Proejcts for Summer 2014: Klinx (line of toys for children with ADHD), Personalized 3D Printed Prosthetics for Children (customized and reduced-cost limb prosthetics, advised by TE professor Marc de Vinck), and LaunchBayC (accelerator nurturing student startups, advised by TE graduate Chris Kauzmann '13 '14G).

  • 8 innovative ways to spark the next million-dollar business, Elite Daily, May 16, 2014
    Brian Hanley ’13 ’14G, graduate of Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’s program, shares his insights on how to build the next million-dollar company.

  • To teach and to learn, Lehigh Valley Magazine, May/June 2014
    Features three Lehigh Valley professor-student partnerships – including “Encouraging a prehistoric business” – launched by Technical Entrepreneurship master’s degree graduate Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G.

  • Brrawwrn and white, LehighU Tumblr, May 14, 2014
    Photos of TE student Lisa Glover’s limited-edition KitRex dinosaurs in Lehigh school colors.

  • Lehigh University students learn about small scale manufacturing with 3D printing, 3D Printing Industry, April 29, 2014
    Technical Entrepreneurship master’s student Fred Carter ’13 ’14G made a video, featured in 3D Printing Industry, explaining what professor Dave Angstadt and Brian Slocum did for a case study of injection molding using 3D printed tooling.

  • Local inventor turns bike into beer wagon, The Morning Call, April 29, 2014
    Lehigh graduate Jonathan Akers and his Dutch colleagues double $40,000 goal on Kickstarter to bring Fietsklik, an invention designed to turn ordinary bikes into small, foot-powered cargo vehicle, to the U.S. Akers will start Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’s degree program in May.

  • KitRex: Googly-eyed life-size paper velociraptor costume, MAKE Magazine, April 27, 2014
    Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G shows off her life-sized velociraptor costume made through Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’s program and wows trailing children.

  • A dino ‘soar’ idea, Lehigh University News Center, April 25, 2014
    Technical Entrepreneurship student Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G surpasses Kickstarter goal and raises close to $100,000 for her KitRex: the DIY 3D velociraptor.

  • Maker Faire aims to inspire creativity, build relationships, The Morning Call, April 24, 2014
    Technical Entrepreneurship professor Marc de Vinck has co-produced the first Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire in hopes of encouraging the “maker” in all of us. The free event at SteelStacks in Bethlehem welcomes people of all ages to explore the magic of creativity.

  • Handmade items, creativity at center of Mini Maker Faire in Bethlehem, The Express-Times, April 23, 2014
    Part of the misconception behind the first Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire is that it’s just for techies and people who can build robots. The Maker Faire unlocks creativity of any kind, for any age and any skill. And the challenge is getting people to accept that they are makers, says Marc de Vinck, professor with Lehigh's Technical Entrepreneurship master's degree program and an organizer of the event.

  • Look out! Herd of (cardboard) velociraptors to descend on Bethlehem, The Express-Times, April 22, 2014
    Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G, a student in Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’s program, took a Halloween costume to the next level when she created a life-size velociraptor costume out of cardboard

  • Lehigh University grad student, her origami dinosaurs to be featured at Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire,The Express Times, April 18, 2014
    Technical Entrepreneurship master’s student Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G will be one of the featured makers in Mini Maker Faire.

  • Starting up PA – Lehigh University, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania, April 2014
    Lehigh University Technical Entrepreneurhsip student Chris Hall ’13 ’14G featured in a spotlight on Pennsylvania private colleges and universities with progrmams to create entrepreneurs [full document].

  • Lehigh celebrates its young entrepreneurs, Lehigh University News Center, April 13, 2014
    Twenty-eight students, including several TE students, honored at the Baker Institute’s annual Innovate! Celebrate! Awards dinner and “Innovation Alley” at Hotel Bethlehem on April 7.

  • Colleges now try to foster the entrepreneurial spiritThe Morning Call, April 12, 2014
    Spotlight on outstanding Lehigh University student entrepreneurs - including TE students Keith Martin '13 '14G and Lisa Glover '13 '14G, Baker Institute’s programs, and Lehigh maker spaces.

  • Lisa Glover featured in LVTech Radio, LVTech Radio, April 11, 2014
    Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G joins LVTech Radio to talk about her KitRex product and her successful Kickstarter project, which grew out of her work in Lehigh's Technical Entrepreneurship master's degree program.

  • Marc de Vinck featured on FOCUS program (video), WLVT-PBS39, April 11, 2014
    Marc de Vinck
    , Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity and professor of practice in Technical Entrepreneurship, talks about the national Maker Movement and the upcoming Lehigh Valley Mini Maker Faire (April 26 at SteelStacks) on WLVT-PBS39′s FOCUS program, April 11, 2014.

  • Lehigh University graduate invents fingertip markers for children, disabledThe Express-Times, April 11, 2014
    A Lehigh University graduate student’s idea puts creativity at children’s fingertips. Keith Martin’s finger markers are the product of Lehigh master’s program for Technical Entrepreneurship and more than six months of product development.

  • Lehigh-saurus? Student hits it big with dino-making kitsThe Morning Call, April 7, 2014
    Through online marketplace, Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G raises $68,000 to mass-produce toy dinosaurs.

  • Lehigh University Scenes From South Mountain, Lehigh Tumblr, April 2, 2014
    Kimber-Lee Alston, a Lehigh University grad student in the Technical Entrepreneurship master’s pogram, has been working on a flower-dyed fashion line called Jolie Coquette.

  • Lehigh University Scenes From South Mountain, Lehigh Tumblr, April 2, 2014
    Keith Martin, a graduate student in Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’s program, has invented a new kind of marker.

  • Lehigh Valley Science Festival, Da Vinci Science Center, March 22, 2014
    Lehigh University's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship displays “Mini Maker Faire” table and TE student Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G has “KitRex” table at Lehigh Valley Science Festival.

  • iDeX seminar teaches Lehigh students the benefits of creativity and innovation, The Brown and White, March 20, 2014
    Shannon Varcoe ’15, TE student Lisa Glover ’13 '14G, and Stephanie Panayiotou ’16 explain how creativity and innovation are tools for success.

  • Lehigh Tech Entrepreneurship program wins UEDA award, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Feb. 21, 2014
    Lehigh’s Professional Master’s in Technical Entrepreneurship program has been honored by the University Economic Development Association as the best program in North America for talent development.

  • Building big things at Allentown’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, Keystone Edge, Feb. 20, 2014
    Ben Franklin TechVentures featured as great resource for entrepreneurs like Matt Somerfield, Technical Entrepreneurship adjunct professor, who launched his company and needed a design studio space.

  • LES Foundation Announces Finalists for 2014 International Student Business Plan Competition, Licensing Excecutives Society (LES), Feb. 11, 2014
    TE student Keith Martin '13 '14G and his product a finalist in international competition.

  • Students Get Creative, The New York Times, February 2014
    Technical Entrepreneurship student Lisa Glover '13 '14G explores the manufacturing process through industrial origami.

  • Lehigh U. program gets national award, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Jan. 14, 2014
    Lehigh’s Master’s of Technical Entrepreneurship program honored by the University Economic Development Association as the best such program in North America for talent development.

  • New graduate program cited for talent development, Lehigh University News Center, Jan. 14, 2014
    Lehigh’s Master’s of Technical Entrepreneurship program is honored by the University Economic Development Association as the best such program in North America for talent development.

  • 8 innovative ways to get rich and build a million dollar business today, The Huffington Post, Jan. 13, 2014.
    Eight things people can do to succeed in business, a post by guest blogger Brian Hanley ’13 ’14G, a student in Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’s degree program.

  • Can entrepreneurs be made or are they born?South Brunswick Patch, Jan. 9, 2014
    South Brunswick native and TE student Frank Capararo '14 '15G finds out as he takes part in week-long entrepreneurial immersion.

  • Lehigh University’s Annual Report 2014, Lehigh University, Jan. 2014
    Baker Institute’s Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s featured in Lehigh’s Annual Report.

  • Award recognizes Lehigh’s role in spurring startups, Lehigh Valley Business, Jan. 6, 2014.
    Lehigh University’s contribution to economic development recognized by a national organization that selected Lehigh’s Master’s of Technical Entrepreneurship program as the best in North America for talent development.



Lehigh University Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation News

The university's Creativity & Innovation Lab - a space for Technical Entrepreneurship students to develop ideas into prototypes and projects - opened in 2012.