Joan F. & John M. Thalheimer ’55 Student Entrepreneurs Competition

The Thalheimer Student Entrepreneurs Competition awards funding to students interested in launching innovative ventures with early stage business models. These include, but aren’t limited to, for-profit startup ideas in any industry, field, or area of interest in technology, science, non-technical, retail, environment, Internet, products or services, etc.


Contact Eureka! Director Lisa Getzler-Linn, (610) 758-4620 for more information.

2013-2014 Winners

Grand Prize:
Krass & Co.: Pierson Krass ’14

First Place:
Undergraduate: Shady Eyedeas: Matthew Sheffield ’17
Graduate: ArchiTrep: Hive Space: Lisa Glover ’13 ’14G

Second Place:
Undergraduate: Endless Tone: Dean Kroker ’16
Graduate: Beylin: Daniela Kucher ’13 ’14G

Third Place:
Graduate: Football Toolkit: Gary Houk ’15G

Honorable Mentions:
Undergraduate: EduQuarium: Tyler Edwards ’15; RIND: Dominique Brown ’14
Graduate: Jolie Coquette: Kimber -Lee Alston ’13 ’14G; Kleine Beine Farm: Katharine Kriner ’14G

2012-2013 Winners

Grand Prize:
Cool Talk Communicator, Azim Sonawalla ’12 ’13G

First Place:
, Jake Huber ’09 ’14G, Greg Horn ’07

Second Place:
, Katelyn Gaynor ’14G

Third Place:
Krass & Co.
, Pierson Krass ’13

2011-2012 Winners

Grand Prize:
UVS Technologies, Douglas Kirk ’14G

First Place:
Ogo Outdoor, Marshall Nill ’15

Second Place:
Eleanor Kalle, Randi Tutelman ’12 and Amy Mazius ’13

Third Place:
Jaddler, Robert Sobieski ’12 and Michael Kot ’12

Finalist Prizes:, Joel Robinson ’14, Nick Roessler ’13 and Sean Joy ’13;  Zippy, Michael Bacci ’12G

2010-2011 Winners

First Place:
Eleanor Kalle, Randi Tutelman ’12 and Amy Mazius ’13

Second Place:
Minty Fresh Clean Machine, Ilan Beitscher ’12

Tied for Third Place:
Kini Chai, Kirndeep Singh ’13 and John Formica ’13
Lucky Mug Ventures: Campus View, Aaron Wilensky ’12, Mario Delgado ’11, Patrick Lee ’13 and Jacob Kennon ’12

Thalheimer Fellows:
Bada Ding, Mackenzie Barth ’12 and Jiaqi Hang ’13
Haus, Bryan Swintek ’12
Simply Anti, Andrew DiPietro ’11

Our Vision and Promise
When creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are taught together ideas take shape; ideas when properly nurtured can lead to discovery, value creation, and a better tomorrow for all.