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More than 170 people attended a Lehigh@NasdaqCenter launch party at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center on January 10, 2017, in downtown San Francisco to celebrate the groundbreaking partnership between Lehigh University; The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity; and the non-profit Nasdaq Center. This unique collaboration provides Lehigh University with a permanent, year-round presence in the hub of San Francisco and nearby Silicon Valley, in which students, faculty, and alumni are afforded the opportunity to study entrepreneurship that takes advantage of the area’s vibrant startup community.

The party was attended by a wide gamut of Lehigh stakeholders: students, faculty, alumni, and parents, as well as Lehigh University and Nasdaq Center leadership, including Lehigh President John D. Simon ‘19P; Baker Institute Executive Director Lisa Getzler, who spearheaded the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter initiative; Nasdaq Vice Chairman Bruce Aust; and Nicola Corzine, Executive Director of the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. Also in attendance were 56 students from Baker’s flagship LehighSiliconValley program who have been working since last fall with 10 of the Nasdaq Center’s Milestone Makers – startup founders whose goal is to achieve specific milestones to help grow and mature their nascent businesses. During the event, Simon addressed the importance of Lehigh@NasdaqCenter before unveiling the program’s new logo and signage, and Getzler moderated a brief panel discussion with Lehigh students Shannon McHugh ’17G, Jacob Nelson ’17, Allie Starer ’17, and Chris Byam ’17 on the subject of “Innovative Thinking: A Lehigh Tradition.”

For more information, visit lehighbakerinstitute.com, lehighnasdaqcenter.com, and thecenter.nasdaq.org.

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