We believe our future belongs to the entrepreneurial seeds planted today—that creative thinking and imagination drive innovation and innovation when acted on leads to entrepreneurial value creation. Many students act on their ideas and launch companies and organizations, commercialize technologies and provide innovative solutions to customers in the marketplace while they are students. Here are some of their stories.
Krass & Co. Pierson Krass ’13 ’14G Founded in 2010, Krass & Co. is a high-end clothing company that specializes in “preppy” athletic wear, with clothing pieces that combine classic designs and comfortable materials. The company has nearly 50 wholesale accounts in addition to website purchase. Since inception well over 10,000 pairs of shorts have [...]
Zach Gray ’16 — STRIVR We all have needs and resources to help others, but that doesn’t always mean we can get and share help when it’s needed. Lehigh University junior Zach Gray hopes to address that issue with the launch of STRIVR, a mobile app and social media platform that connects people who want [...]
UP2U – Buildit Sticks/Klinx Shannon Varcoe “I am a problem solving, decision maker who is obsessed with writing lists and drinking iced coffee,” said Varcoe. “I also have a passion for working with children and hope to one day start a toy company.” Her passion for working with children developed into a line of products [...]
Shady Eyedeas Matthew Sheffield Sheffield won first place with a $7,500 award in the 2013-2014 Joan F. & John M. Thalheimer ’55 Student Entrepreneurs Competition for Shady Eyedeas. Shady Eyedeas are fully interchangeable sunglasses. By changing the arms, frames, and lenses, customers can create over 25,000 combinations. With 15 choices for arms and frames and an [...]
Mad Scientist Coral Fred Carter The first car Carter ever purchased was a 1967 Ford Mustang that he wanted to restore. “More than anything I like to work with my hands,” he said. “I have been designing and building structures, tools, and objects my whole life. I have a love for experience and the road [...]
Loopd Brian Friedman ’15 “I have immersed myself in the world of entrepreneurship on the East and West coast,” said Brian Friedman ’15. Friedman took a year off from studying at Lehigh at the start of 2013. He moved to Palto Alto, CA, where he studied entrepreneurship for a month with Lehigh Silicon Valley as [...]