Joshua Ehrig is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Management teaching undergraduate and graduate courses at the intersection of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Innovation. Mr. Ehrig is involved or affiliated with various initiatives at Lehigh including: Innovator’s Alliance, Director-at-Large; Startup Academy @NasdaqCenter, co-Instructor; Baker Institute for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Computer Science and Business, Software Ventures; Global Village and Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive, Leadership, Education, and Development (LEAD), KEEN, Engineering/EML Faculty Champion, Technical Entrepreneurship (TE), Mountaintop Initiative, M2, 1MBA, and Flex MBA, amongst others. He served as an Interim Assistant Dean for the Graduate Programs and was the recipient of the College of Business and Economics Teaching Excellence Award.
Most importantly, his students have gone on to start various companies, raise angel and venture capital, become members of the Forbes 30 under 30, and/or become active participants of the startup ecosystem.
Beyond his role at Lehigh, Mr. Ehrig has served as a judge at the Wharton School of Business, mentor at TechStars NYC, periodically analyzes companies for Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP), and advises various tech-oriented ventures. Previously he served as a co-founder and CEO of various technology companies ranging from mobile to cloud-based applications. In this capacity, he was involved in everything from initial prototype development to fundraising and eventual acquisition. He has served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and has been a guest panelist and speaker for various Entrepreneurship and Innovation events. Prior to these endeavors, Mr. Ehrig advised on IPOs of proprietary derivatives and was a volunteer mentor/board member at STAR Academy.
Professor Ehrig has degrees in Economics, Political Science, and History from Lehigh University. As a student, he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (Top 7%), a Business and Industry Scholar, and was the recipient of a Presidential Scholarship.