Meet some of our alumni who’ve founded businesses and organizations that are thriving in the marketplace. Most started their work while here as undergraduates with the support of the Baker Institute’s faculty, staff, course offerings and innovation pipeline.
LifeServe Innovations, LLC
Zach Bloom ’09, ‘10 and Rick Arlow ’09
LifeServe Innovations airway products elevate the quality of care and improve outcomes for oxygenation in difficult airway patients. The company started as an undergraduate research project at Lehigh University that focused on the development of innovative oxygen delivery techniques to treat
George Guest, LLC
George Keeler ’09
A hiking enthusiast and avid outdoors man, George Keeler ’09, was very critical about camping gear especially backpacks, always liking certain features but never finding one that completely fit his needs. He took the matter into his own hands.
Lehigh Valley Grand Prix
Mike McCreary ’07
Mike knows a thing or two about rave reviews. In July 2007, McCreary tapped into Pennsylvania’s passion for motor sports by launching the Lehigh Valley Grand Prix. Not bad for a marketing major who earned his diploma just two months before the grand opening.
Gigawatt Jake Huber ’09, G’14 and Greg Horn ’07 A 2012 Lehigh-Lafayette football tailgate brought Jake Huber and Greg together again to aspire to participate in Lehigh Valley Startup Weekend, and that they did. Although they had different interests (Horn in nonprofits and Huber in higher education applications), Huber encouraged Horn to pitch his idea [...]
RoyaLines Hubert Dagbo ’12 When Hubert Dagbo traveled to Ghana in 2005, he met Sam, a student that was making his way around the country selling Kente and crafts in order to work his way through college. Becoming friends, he helped Sam set up a microfinance scholarship when he returned home. Sam’s perseverance and dedication [...]
Tim Marks ‘04
Pat Clasen ‘04
EcoTech Marine has revolutionized the way people think about water movement in reef aquariums. Our technologically superior pumps produce unmatched broad yet gentle flow, while placing the motor outside the tank—preserving the beauty of your aquarium and enhancing the health of your aquarium ecosystem.
Hammerhead Raveen Beemsingh During his high school days, Beemsingh was severely in love with a science fiction TV series called Space City Sigma. He quickly developed a desire for a computer, but because he could not afford one, he resolved to build one instead. With finding manuals, attaining second hand electronics and the guidance of [...]
Second Shift Innovations Azim Sonawalla ’12 G’13 Second Shift Innovations and its “Cool Talk Communicator” won the grand prize in the 2012-13 Joan F. & John M. Thalheimer ’55 Student Entrepreneurs Competition, a category in the EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series. They were awarded $17,500 ($5,000 cash and $12,500 in-kind). Second Shift Innovations is a new [...]