LaunchBayC is a competitive and selective, full-time, 8 week summer program, open to all Lehigh University students regardless of their major, year, and academic background. This opportunity to immerse yourself in a culture of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking and doing, is unlike any other Baker Institute experience. Past participants have found it to be transformational. We highly encourage students from all fields to apply as we are true believers that innovation occurs at the cross section of disciplines.
LaunchBayC offers multiple tracks in order to engage a wide variety of students who are passionate about becoming the next generation of creative innovators. Please see the below descriptions to determine where you best fit:
Creativity Track (open to rising sophomores) – if you are finishing your freshman year and are passionate, hard working, and self motivated apply for this track and we will take you through the creative process from problem identification, creativity for innovation, and design thinking. You do not need to have your own idea to apply for this track.
Innovation Track (open to all undergrad students) - this track is designed for students who have identified and validated a real world challenge and are in the early stages of designing solutions to that challenge. We will take you through the next steps toward validating your solutions and creating solid customer validation. Design thinking, creativity for problem solving and entrepreneurial actions will be pursued to take your project/idea to the next level.
Entrepreneurship Track (open to advanced undergraduate students and graduate students) - this track is designed for students who have a validated problem/need identified, basic customer feedback, a solution prototyped, and an understanding of their business model. We will provide students the dedicated time and network needed to continue the development of your project into a more advanced entrepreneurial venture.
Lehigh University is top ranked nationally for entrepreneurship programs...
#2 for hands-on
- Entrepreneur Magazine
- The Princeton Review