MEET THE STUDENTS

Students in Lehigh University's Master's of Technical Entrepreneurship (TE) program come from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. They have undergraduate degrees in engineering, design, global studies, psychology, architecture, journalism, finance, political science, art, English, physics, information science, management, history, and supply chain management. Some have also completed other graduate degrees. They come from around the world and close to Lehigh University, as recent undergraduates and with years of professional experience. They arrive both with product ideas already formed and armed with only curiosity, enthusiasm, and a desire learn and create.

The Master's of Technical Entrepreneurship program is the right place for all of them.

CLASS of 2014:


Left to right: Mike Lehman (professor), Marc de Vinck (professor), Shehnaz Nilamdeen (Architecture), Kimber-Lee Alston (Design), David Chrobuck (Design Arts), Michael Martinez (Political Science), Bryant Reams (Finance), Sara Newman (Psychology), Fran Puente (Design Arts), Chris Kauzmann (Mechanical Engineering), Lingyang Hu (Mechanical Engineering), Daniela Kucher (Art, Architecture & Design), Amanda Shao (Accounting), Zachary Rambo (Mechanical Engineering/Aerospace), J.C. Eckstine-Gomez (Design Arts), Monisha Ghia (English/Studio Art), Lance Fabia (Mechanical Engineering), Lisa Glover (Architecture), Fred Carter (German/Architecture), Platte Gruber (Physics), Glenn Adams (Information Science & Technology), Keith Martin (Materials Science & Engineering), Cassie Tian (Bioengineering), Zach Gow (Physics/Behavioral Neuroscience), Greg Valvik (Mechanical Engineering), Tony Bagdon (Management), MaryLeah DiNisco (Global Studies/Entrepreneurship), Chris Hall (Bioengineering), Brian Slocum (professor), Dan Thareja (Integrated Business & Engineering), Brian Hanley (History), and John Ochs (professor).

what they say:


CASSIE TIAN

What was it about the program that made you decide to apply and accept?

This program does not only serve as an academic institution but also as an incubator that can help me get the resources I need.

What are your goals in the program and when you complete the program?

If things go well, I'd like to start my own business. If not, I want to find a job that can utilize both my technical and business background.

Other impressions about your experience?

I like that the whole TE program is like a family.



J.C. Eckstine-Gomez

What was it about the program that made you decide to apply and accept?

I saw the program as an opportunity for me to expand my entrepreneurial abilities.

What are your goals in the program and when you complete the program?

To build a strong network of young entrepreneurs, budding professionals, and business veterans. To better my technical skill set, presentation abilities, and creative processes. To build and run my own entrepreneurial venture.

Other impressions about your experience?

It's the best academic program I have ever been a part of.



David Chrobuck

What was it about the program that made you decide to apply and accept?

I had already started my own venture and was interested in entrepreneurship.

What are your goals in the program and when you complete the program?

I would like to either graduate with a venture started or use my skills to then assist and work for another new venture.

Other impressions about your experience?

Hands down the most fun I've ever had learning a ton in a class.


zack gow

What was it about the program that made you decide to apply and accept?

It had exactly what I was looking for: small program; learning of intellectual property and the licensing and launching of new businesses with technical elements; hands-on, immersive, unique experience that develops creativity and opportunistic mindsets, etc.

What are your goals in the program and when you complete the program?

I want to develop a new skill set and learn general concepts and knowledge of 3D printing, prototyping, IP; improve my teamwork and leadership abilities; form lifelong connections. Once having completed the program, I would like to start a company in a field I find to be stimulating.

Other impressions about your experience?

I love it. I've learned a lot so far and feel like I'm more creative on a day-to-day basis because I have a more creative mindset than I did before. It seems I now come up with more ideas naturally.


CLASS OF 2013

Technical Entrepreneurship @ Lehigh