Did you miss CREATIVATE in-person this year? Maybe you did join us but you're interested in connecting with a student creative that you met during the event? We've got you covered! Our CREATIVATE 2021 Virtual Exhbitor Hub recaps the projects and ventures showcased at CREATIVATE this year with links to websites, social channels, and more so you can keep exploring beyond the in-person portion of the event! Scroll down for more!
Justin Gelwicks '23
Showcasing two ventures during CREATIVATE, Justin Gelwicks is the founder of WoodGoods Lacrosse, a leader in custom wooden lacrosse shaft manufacturing and DreamCarver, a CNC machine that puts the power of manufacturing back into the hands of the makers. Justin is a successful EUREKA! Pitch Night winner & student entrepreneur! CONNECT: WEBSITE
Sareena Karim '22
Sareena Karim '22 is a Bioengineering student and the founder of Foli-Q, which specializes in custom hair care products to meet unique customer needs. Sareena has been a repeat winner of the Baker Institute's EUREKA! Venture Program Pitch Nights, and in 2021, she was named a finalist for the Joan F. & John M. Thalheimer '55 Grand Prize Award.
Fusion is a student-run design agency at Lehigh University. During CREATIVATE, Fusion team members shared their "Embracing the Overlap" campaign, which invites the campus community to embrace the parts of us that intersect and celebrate the parts that make us unique. Attendees could interact with the campaign piece live during the event.
A capella group
The Lehigh Echoes are Lehigh University's all-female a cappella group. In additon to live performances across campus, the Lehigh Echoes also recently released their latest EP titled "Play On" available on all streaming networks. During CREATIVATE, they surprised guests with a performance in the middle of the Powerhouse!
Tommy Anderson '24
MDH TV is a creative platform that follows the lives and interests of two college students on different coasts of the United States. ModernDayHippyys strives to promote and spread positivity through creative outlets in an effort to help improve the mental health of teens and young adults of any race, color, creed, societal standing, and bodily ability.
Serving as the official print shop of Lehigh University, Mountain Hawk Design & Print offers a wide range of services to the campus community and its departments and clubs, including digital printing, wide format printing, custom design services, and mail services. Did you know they also printed our CREATIVATE photo backdrop and signage for the event? CONNECT: WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM
Brian Quispe '20 '22G
Brian Quispe is the Baker Institute's Young Entrepreneur in Residence and co-founder of the 2021 EUREKA! Thalheimer Grand Prize winning venture OcuTrap, a smart animal capture system that makes monitoring and managing traps easier than ever through innovative, patent pending technology.
Jake Murphy '25
Jake Murphy is a first-year student and founder of Royalty Wallet, a Google Chrome extension that offers 2% cash-back rewards and deals on eligible purchases to shoppers on Amazon. Jake is a recent winner of our EUREKA! Venture Program Pitch Night.
Giavanna Gast '24
Sebastian Wick '24
Evy Rahmey '23
Ella Fabozzi '22
A Campus Sustainable Impact Fellowship Project (Mountaintop), EcoRealm Environments is integrating nature into the workplace in an effort to decrease work-induced stress with a goal of creating modular, self-maintaining, & moveable plant-filled partitions (think living walls) that come together to form the EcoRealm.
A Lehigh University Faculty member in the Department of English, Charles F. French is an author of novels and books for writers! During CREATIVATE, attendees and fellow writers chatted with Charles about his published work, which includes Maledicus, Gallows Hill, Get the Draft Done! and more.
Cassie Marte '23
Jack Curtis '22
Isslam Yehia '23
The Brown & White
The Lehigh Open Data Portal is a new initiative that, in partnership with The Brown and White, has the mission to make data about Lehigh more accessible. The portal will allow users to access and analyze datasets on a wide variety of topics, including Academics, Admissions, Athletics, Finances, and more.
A Lehigh Valley Social Impact Fellowship project (Mountaintop), Beyond Bars aims to use innovative forms of theatre and other forms of artistic expression to examine individual and community-wide consequences that stem from mass incarceration and draw attention, dialogue, and advocacy on behalf of these critical social justice issues.
Alaijah Borden '25
Alaijah Borden is a first-year student in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science and an OMA Ambassador who founded a small business offering custom press-on fingernails. Her custom nail designs allows customers the flexibility to easily wear and remove fun designs without worrying about damage.
Lehigh's Master's Degree in Technical Entrepreneurship (TE) provides training in the art and practice of creating new companies while bringing revolutionary products and services to market. Attendees at CREATIVATE interacted with various projects and creative stations lead by TE students and Program Director Michael Lehman.
Nicole Bolton '21 '22G
Southside Swap is a unique subscription box service that offers participants a curation of mystery items. Shoppers then have the ability to trade and swap items with other platform customers to discover and collect clothes they really love. Nicole is a recent EUREKA! Venture Program Pitch Night winner!