LehighSiliconValley takes you to the the San Francisco Bay Area – the hub of entrepreneurship that spawns countless new enterprises with their breakthrough technologies, next-generation software, and trend-setting social media. This highly selective immersive experience is a 3 credit course open to all sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students, and Lehigh alumni from any discipline. The “live case” learning environment focuses on real companies, real players, and their real situations in real time. Students meet with experts, tour spaces, and begin to learn how to apply these lessons within their own entrepreneurial journey.
You will be in constant contact with proven entrepreneurs, inventors, VCs, product design experts, and others who play a key role in the building of new enterprises in a dominant startup ecosystem.
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LehighSiliconValley2019: A Snapshot
You arrive on Tuesday, January 8th at the 4-star Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel for a kick-off dinner that will excite the imagination for what lies ahead. The next day begins our journey. Our homebase will be the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, specifically Lehigh@NasdaqCenter - Lehigh’s home in San Francisco. We will spend quality time with key players in the venture community who make the dream possible for the next big thing. As far as the weekend, there will be time to meet in teams before exploring San Francisco on your own and preparing to begin the next step in our week!
Pre-selected tracks will then kickoff and provide a deep dive into specific areas of interest:
Arts Entrepreneurship: The Bay Area is a magnet of visual, performing, and fine arts, attracting artists and creative entrepreneurs from all over the world. Students will explore the ins and outs of the art world through leaders of non-profit and community arts organizations, freelance professional artists, curators, and creative leaders.
FinTech: This track dives into Financial Technology’s roots, opportunities, and its controversies. Students will explore disruptive innovations such as block-chain applications in finance, payment systems, and robo-advising.
Software Engineering : Students will experience what it’s like to be a software engineer in the Silicon Valley eco-system. Not limited to startup companies, this track also dives into innovation in large companies.
Start Up: This track is focused on what it means to start a business in Silicon Valley. Guided by entrepreneurs and industry professionals, students will work on their own business ideas culminating in a share out to the broader Lehigh community.
During the second half of the program participants will divide into chosen Tracks and be immersed in these fields; access to experts and hands on learning will culminate in how to apply these lessons to their own future.
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