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 Krass & Co. won 3rd place in the 2012-13 Joan F. & John M. Thalheimer ’55 Student Entrepreneurs Competition Krass & Co. is a high-end clothing company that focuses on athletic apparel. The company was born when founder Pierson Krass realized there weren’t any athletic shorts that combined style [...]
Gigawatt Jake Huber ’09, G’14 and Greg Horn ’07 Gigawatt won 1st place in the 2012-13 Joan F. & John M. Thalheimer ’55 Student Entrepreneurs Competition Gigawatt is a crowdfunding platform for college fund-raising that leverages social networks to increase young alumni participation. Alumni can give online to individual fund-raising projects then easily share projects [...]
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.