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ILR Meeting Video

To learn more About the Innovation and Leadership Residency, please take a moment to view this short video presentation, highlighting our Spring 2009 program.

Open Court Concept

Open Court is a one-of-a-kind concept envisioned by Mike Gausling, creatively drawing from his childhood days of playing basketball with fellow youth teams. It simulates a realistic time constrained venture pitch, paralleling the “you must win to stay and play on” rule. This is the way to advance yourself and your teammates. Competitive dynamics from concept to economic reward are experienced in real time. This innovative approach creatively brings entrepreneurship into the heart of the Lehigh Valley business community.

"It's important to foster relationships outside of the classroom and I think this program definitely does that." - Nick D. Welton, '10