For Lehigh students and alumni, it was a tale of two coasts.
Current students and alumni were back again for the second annual LehighSiliconValley, a weeklong West Coast immersion program coordinated by Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.
However, this year's event brought an added bonus. Before traveling to California, students spent two days immersed in the East Coast entrepreneurship scene, including a day in New York City, a recent hotbed for venture-backed startups.
"The Godfather of Venture Capital" Alan Patricof greeted attendees in the big apple as the event's keynote speaker. Patricof, founder of Apax Partners, one of the world's largest private equity firms, told the sutdents to make their own choices in providing funding and selecting areas that excite them.