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We are very proud of our innovation pipeline and happy to say that our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community partners have been nationally recognized for entrepreneurship success. Highlights (2010-2014) include:

  • Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine (2016) ranked Lehigh #22 on its list of Top 25 Schools for Entrepreneurship (full story)
  • $200,000 KEEN grant is awarded to Lehigh University to bring an entrepreneurial mindset to undergraduate engineering. (full story)
  • Forbes ranked Lehigh University #44 for America’s Most Entrepreneurial Research Universities. (full story)
  • FounderDating ranked Lehigh University #29 on Most Entrepreneurial Schools list. (full story)
  • Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G, student in Lehigh’s Technical Entrepreneurship master’s degree program, is featured in The New York Times in a “Students Get Creative” piece featuring her use of industrial origami for a “Making It” assignment. (view gallery)
  • Keith Martin ’13 ’14G is a finalist in International Student Business Plan Competition and awarded $20,000 by Licensing Executives Society. (full story)
  • Fox Business News interviews LehighSiliconValley founder Dale Falcinelli on fostering entrepreneurship on Lehigh University campus. (video here)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Lehigh University #12 as one of the best undergraduate business schools for entrepreneurship. (full story)
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week president Johnathan Ortmans gives personalized message recognizing Lehigh University as a U.S. college with the most entrepreneurship activities during Global Entrepreneurship Week. (video here)
  • Lehigh’s new Technical Entrepreneurship master’s degree is recognized by University of Economic Development Association as one of top economic initiatives in North America. (full story)
  • Princeton Review (2013) ranked Lehigh #20 on its list of Top 25 Schools for Entrepreneurship on the strength of Lehigh’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship. (full story)
  • Lehigh’s Master’s of Engineering in Technological Entrepreneurship finalist for University Economic Development Association talent development award, placing Lehigh on a national leadership role. It was Lehigh’s fourth win in the UEDA awards and a fifth time as finalist. (full story)
  • Lehigh among the top 10 great colleges for aspiring entrepreneurs, offering a minor in entrepreneurship, a master’s in technical entrepreneurship, an MBA in corporate entrepreneurship, a graduate certificate in corporate entrepreneurship, LehighSilicon Valley, and more! (full story)
  • Lehigh is ranked #12 for best undergraduate specialty program: entrepreneurship by Bloomberg Businessweek. (full story)
  • Professor Marc de Vinck is listed as one of the Top 100 Makers to Watch by Make Magazine. (full story)
  • Keystone Edge announced Bethlehem as city of the year for growing tech scene and entrepreneurship activity. (full story)
  • U.S. Economic Development Administration awarded $275,000 grant to Lehigh Urban Entrepreneurship Collaborative, a two-year initiative to provide local jobs for talented workers and help business owners attain success. (full story)
  • Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend awards four aspiring entrepreneurs for their innovating ideas. The winners were: Das Bier Macher, Skaffl, and We Got Your Site. Winners were awarded more than $20,000 in services to help launch their company. (full story)
  • National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies selected Lehigh’s Integrated Product Development program and Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation as an exemplar real-world engineering education program. (PDF)
  • Lehigh’s successful programs for entrepreneurship and innovation formally receive citation for boosting local economy. (full story)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce awarded Lehigh $275K to support its entrepreneurs. (full story)
  • Bethlehem recognizes Lehigh University in celebrating the city’s entrepreneurs. (full story)
  • The Princeton Review (2012) as published by Entrepreneur Magazine rated Lehigh #24 in the country for undergraduate entrepreneurship education. (full story)
  • Lehigh alumni company EcoTech Marine won the Ben Franklin Entrepreneurial Achievement Award. (full story)
  • IABC named Bethlehem one of the best places in the nation to “live and launch.” (full story)
  • EcoTech Marine, founded by Tim Marks ’04, G’06 and Pat Clasen ’04, G’07, was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country (full story) and Newsweek named it #8 on its College Kid to Millionaire list (full story).
  • Lehigh alumnus-founded and EUREKA!-prize winner hField Technologies sold its WiFire product on the Home Shopping Network, selling out in a record 33 minutes. Visit for more information.
  • The Daily Beast ranked Lehigh University #8 on the list of most Powerful Schools for turning out technology leaders. (full story)
  • The Princeton Review (2010) and Entrepreneurs Magazine rated Lehigh #16 in the country for undergraduate entrepreneurship education. (full story)
  • LifeServe Innovations Zach Bloom and Rick Arlow are among America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs in 2010 as listed by Business Week. (full story).
  • The University Economic Development Association awarded Lehigh the national Technology Commercialization Award, for the entrepreneurship support pipeline that helps undergraduates launch companies like EcoTech Marine. Visit for more information.
Our Vision and Promise
When creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are taught together ideas take shape; ideas when properly nurtured can lead to discovery, value creation, and a better tomorrow for all.