In 2012, Lehigh University launched a new master’s degree in technical entrepreneurship. The cross disciplinary approach opened the door to graduate school education in technical entrepreneurship for students from all academic backgrounds, creating a melting pot of experience, skills and aspirations in the classroom. This one-year, 30-credit professional master’s program (M.Eng.) in technical entrepreneurship helps student entrepreneurs create, refine, and commercialize intellectual property through the licensing or launching of a new business. Students in the program learn by experiencing the idea-to-venture process in an educational environment that’s hard-wired to support the development of novel, innovative, and commercially-viable technologies. Attendees will hear about the types of students from the first cohort, the perspective of the faculty members responsible for developing and implementing the curriculum, and lessons learned.