Paul Martino ’95 laid out a call-to-action as he accepted the Farrington Award for Outstanding Commitment to Entrepreneurship at Lehigh on April 21, as The Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation presented its annual awards in a virtual ceremony.
“I think entrepreneurship is the single most important thing we can do in the United States to promote equity, to promote people advancing themselves and to solve the massive structural issues that are in front of us,” said Martino, in his acceptance speech. “But in order for us to do that, entrepreneurship needs to be open to everybody, it needs to be accessible to everybody. Because if it's available to everyone, you can change your lot in life.”
The Farrington Award is the highest accolade bestowed by the Baker Institute. Past recipients have included Dale Falcinelli ’70 ’72G, Alita Friedman ’87, Tom Gillis ’14P ’17P ’19P, and Joan Thalheimer.