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"Accelerators, VCs, banks, media, tech companies, government, and non-profits—they all converge in Silicon Valley. The Nasdaq Center convenes every one of these players to educate tomorrow’s great entrepreneurs. That’s powerful, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it." - President John D. Simon

Innovative Partnership

The Lehigh@NasdaqCenter (L@NC) is an exclusive academic in-residence collaboration between Lehigh University and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. It launched in January 2017 with the mission of educating, connecting, and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.

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Visit our Innovation Hub at 505 Howard Street in the heart of San Francisco.

Academic Programming

L@NC offers multiple ways for students across Lehigh’s four colleges to take advantage of cutting-edge academic programming.

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Startup Academy

Startup Academy is a ten-week summer internship program that provides students a unique opportunity to learn about the entrepreneurial process by immersing themselves in the vibrant innovation ecosystem of SF. Students gain practical experience by interning with early to mid stage startups. Learn more about Startup Academy >

Global Entrepreneurship Internship

Through the Iacocca Internship program, L@NC and Baker Institute provide an exciting opportunity for students to learn about entrepreneurship in a global context through an eight-week group internship experience with startups in another country. The program kicks off in San Francisco at the L@NC. Learn more about Global Entrpreneurship Internship >

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The L@NC remote courses enrich the educational experience for Lehigh students by bringing Silicon Valley ecosystem players into the classroom (virtually). These founders, funders, executives and social innovators are live streamed via videoconference from the L@NC to students taking courses on campus in Bethlehem.

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Presented by Lehigh’s Baker Institute, LehighSiliconValley (LSV) brings Lehigh undergraduate and graduate students together with alumni in Silicon Valley, the hub of entrepreneurship, for a week-long immersion into new-venture creation. Students are focusing on real companies, real players, and real situations in real time. Learn more about LehighSiliconValley >

Faculty Highlights


  • Tangible Impact

    Professor Mellie Katakalos, Artist in Residence

    Melpomene Katakalos, assistant professor of theatre, has been a freelance scenic designer, predominantly in the San Francisco Bay area, designing over ninety productions at several theatre companies, educational institutions and festivals. As L@NC Artist-in-Residence, Professor Katakalos is designing programs that bridge entrepreneurship and the arts.

    Melpomene Katakalos


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Startup Academy Celebrates its First Graduating Class

Summer program links Lehigh students and entrepreneurs.

LehighSiliconValley immersion trip to California

Immersed in Entrepreneurship

As Lehigh expands its presence on the West Coast, students participate in the latest LehighSiliconValley trip. 

Participants in Lehigh University's LehighSiliconValley listen to leader Shannon Varcoe.

Students Dive into Real-World Entrepreneurship Experiences at Lehigh Silicon Valley 2018

Lehigh students from all areas of study spent Jan. 2-8 in a “live case” learning environment in the Silicon Valley.

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Lehigh@NasdaqCenter offers a campus extension for Lehigh students based in the heart of San Francisco, embedded in one of the most active startup scenes in the world.