Education

Lehigh University, B.S. Economics
Lehigh University, M.A. Political Science
Lehigh University, M.A. History
MIT – Sloan School of Management – Executive Education

Research Interests

New Venture Creation
Disruptive Innovation
Venture Capital

Joshua Ehrig has been fortunate to work with some amazing people and companies from inception to acquisition. His background includes extensive experience in management, finance, business development and technical functions. Currently, he serves as a Professor of Practice in the Department of Management at Lehigh University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate Entrepreneurship and Management courses.  These experiential courses have enabled students to launch viable companies across various verticals. Within Lehigh, he is affiliated and/or have been involved with the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Computer Science and Business (CSB) program, Mountaintop Initiative, M2 Graduate, 1-MBA, Technical Entrepreneurship (TE), KEEN, LEAD, and Africana Studies.
 
Beyond his role at Lehigh, he is a judge at the Wharton School of Business and a mentor at TechStars NYC. He also periodically analyzes technology-oriented companies for Ben Franklin Technology Partners, providing recommendations for potential funding to deploy. Additionally, he advises various early-stage software/technology companies with a focus on AI, cloud, web, mobile, and “big-data”.  
 
Previously, Mr. Ehrig served as a co-founder and CEO of various technology companies ranging from mobile- to cloud-based applications. In this capacity, he led these companies to seed funding and/or acquisition. He also served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence, has taught MBA courses in Economics, Entrepreneurship and Finance, and has been a guest panelist for various entrepreneurship and venture capital-related events. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, he advised on IPOs of proprietary derivatives at UBS and was a volunteer mentor/board mentor at S.T.A.R. Academy.