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.
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.
Architrep Lisa Glover If anyone ever wondered where the 8-foot-ball cardboard dinosaur came from and why it was roaming Lehigh’s campus this year, look to Lisa Glover, a graduate student with the Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree program. She designed and built the Rex for a TE class assignment – wearing it around campus – and […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jolie Coquette Kimber-Lee Alston Growing up in Brooklyn, NY – an environment bursting with life, culture and art – Alston’s neighbors were actors and doll crafters so she spent most of her weekends at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Through branding & design, she strives to capture and communicate the simple essences of what elementally […]
Amy Mazius ‘13
Randi Tutelman ‘12
First Place winner of the 2011 Joan F & John M Thalheimer ’55 Student Entrepreneurs Competition
The fashion industry lacks excitement for customers who crave individuality in their jewelry.
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 […]
Brad Bartkowski, ‘07
Ross Johnson, ‘07
Orion Security LSP provides GPS fleet management technology to mobile work forces. Through our solutions, Orion customers are able to generate significant return through reduced fuel consumption, increased operator compliance, increased safety,
Soccer Without Borders
Ben Gucciardi, Founding Director ’05, G’06
Soccer Without Borders was the first Joan F. and John M. Thalheimer ’55 Student Entrepreneurs Competition, Social Entrepreneurship Division Winner in 2006.
Ben Gucciardi, along with fellow classmates Kyle Hartman ’06, and Justin McLennan ’06G, saw unlimited possibilities to take advantage of soccer’s worldwide popularity.