• Baker Institute Team

Baker In The News: Innovate, Celebrate Awards Dinner

Updated: May 9, 2019



On April 23, the Baker Institute brought together students, staff, faculty, alumni and local Lehigh Valley entrepreneurs to celebrate student entrepreneurial success.


The big event was the Joan F. and John M. Thalheimer '55 Grand Prize pitch competition where three teams pitched for $5,000. Those were:


- A Sneakerhead’s Paradise (Nazr El-Scari ‘21 and Eliza Wastcoat ‘20), a subscription-based service offering access to limited

edition shoes at retail price.


Gavel-It (David Pochapin ‘19), a social media platform that allows for people to settle their everyday debates.


Preff (Dom Allen ’20, Cameron Cipriano ’21, Jack Cunngingham ‘21, Will Peracchio ’21), a dedicated social media network that facilitates in-person meetups and leads to hyper-focused advertising from restaurants.


Read more to find out who walked away with our biggest awards of the year.


View photos from the dinner here!




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