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.
ChallTech Chris Hall Recruited to Lehigh’s Men’s Varsity Crew Team, Chris Hall, ’13, ’14G, decided to leave the team two years later to pursue his own tech-venture, “ChallTech,” which he founded out of his Lehigh dorm room in 2009, developing applications for Apple’s iPhone and iPad. ChallTech won 1st place in the 2011-12 Michael W. Levin [...]
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 [...]
Ogo Outdoor Marshall Nill ’15 Ogo Outdoor won the 2012-13 EUREKA! Legacy Award and 1st place in the 2011-12 Joan F. & John M. Thalheimer ’55 Student Entrepreneurs Competition The company focuses on products for backyard, grassroots fun, such as ice rinks and pond hockey, including a backyard home ice resurfacer, allowing outdoor ice skaters [...]
EasyDefs.com Joel Robinson ’14, Nick Roessler ’14, Sean Joy ‘14 EasyDefs.com won Honorable Mention in the 2011-12 Joan F. & John M. Thalheimer ’55 Student Entrepreneurs Competition EasyDefs.com provides students of all ages a means to quickly and easily create vocabulary lists for homework, quizzes, or tests. The goal is to create a website that [...]
South Bethlehem Housing Partnership Chris Kauzmann ’13 G’14 SBHP won 1st place in the 2012-13 Social Venture Creation Competition South Bethlehem Housing Partnership aims to improve living in South Bethlehem by establishing a managed partnership between landlords, Lehigh University, and the City of Bethlehem.