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Michael Rinkunas ’02 ’08G

Director, Lehigh Ventures Lab


Lehigh Business Innovation Building

201 E. Packer Ave.

Bethlehem PA, 18015

A Bit About Me

With "Be Entrepreneurial, Connect with Purpose, & Communicate with Clarity" as his mantra, Mike is eager to build impactful programs and position Lehigh Future Makers for success.


A double Lehigh alum, Mike is passionate about empowering emerging and established entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into successful ventures.


Leveraging his deep familiarity with Lehigh's entrepreneurial ecosystem and extensive experience in coaching, education, connectivity, and investment, Mike champions innovative solutions and fosters crucial partnerships between startups, corporations, and investors.

After founding his first business as a Lehigh undergrad, Mike has established, merged, led, and sold several ventures. He then shifted his focus to developing growth, commercialization, and fundraising strategies for early-stage companies, discovering a true passion for mentoring founders.


With a unique blend of experience in academia, startups, corporate environments, and venture capital, Mike is well-equipped to champion entrepreneurial solutions, foster critical partnerships, and navigate the complexities of intellectual property in venture creation.

As the director of the Lehigh Ventures Lab, Mike is thrilled to turn his expertise to helping secure Lehigh's pivotal role in the entrepreneurial landscape.


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