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Hatchery 2022 Projects - Powered by the Baker Institute

Check out student venture projects from this summer's Hatchery Student Idea Accelerator!




Beer Belly Recycling

RADHIKA RAWAL ‘24 & GEORGE PENTZ ‘25

Beer Belly Recycling is an eco-friendly, biodegradable, and ethically sourced solution to packaging. Our company retrieves leftover food waste (wheat and barley) from local breweries and re-purposes these ingredients into strong & durable packaging.


Connect and Serve

NIGEL SUMMERVILLE ‘23

Connect and Serve is a better way to connect with emergency responders using the device that we use everyday: our phones. With the ability to video chat and enable location tracking services all from your phone, just by calling 911.


Education in India

ADIVI KARAWAT ‘25

In India, the education system is focused on rote memorization and academic grades which hinders the overall personality development of a student as there is less attention to practical knowledge. This is mainly because admission in some of the top colleges in India like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) is solely based on academic performance and that one entrance exam decides a student’s future.


The Global Impact Fund

KEISHA MODI ‘25, MUZAMMIL JAWED ‘25,

ADAM CHENG ‘22 & BHUMIKA MITTAL ‘24

Partnering with the Global Impact Fund to identify, track, and

evaluate social impact of the companies (social ventures) that they

have invested in.


Hype Renting

SAM SHENG ‘24

Hype Renting is a luxury and high-end clothing rental platform

that connects our customers with our renters. We are designed to

bring sustainability and variety to our clients’ closets. We provide a

platform for fashion collectors to rent the amazing clothes resting

in their closets to people who need them for certain occasions.


MycroActive Microscope

RISH KUMAR ‘24. TYLER RICHARDSON ‘25 & EMILY RANDOLPH ‘24

Under-resourced public school students in grades 5-8 and their

science teachers need increased accessibility to microscopes

because microscopes are a fundamental scientific tool that are

integral in students’ understanding of the world; but they are

expensive; not feasible for all schools to purchase; and costly to

maintain. MycroActive is a microscope outer shell that works in

conjunction with a website full of test slides to make the

microscope experience more interactive than virtual microscopes

and more affordable than traditional microscopes.


Pixel Solutions

THAKSHEEL ALLECK ‘25

Pixel Solutions is providing Tunisian software engineer talents to startups

at a much lower cost while still maintaining high quality of work.


the renaissance

KARLA MUNOZ ‘24, AMY LIAO ‘25 & CINDY TRAN ‘24

The French word “renaissance” not only denotes a period of fervent

revival of classical art and literature following the European Middle

Ages, but also translates to “rebirth”. At the renaissance, we

transform recycled textiles into beautifully designed garments,

essentially breathing new life into old clothes.


RescueGate

MANSOOR MUGHAL ‘25

RescueGate is a service to consolidate the various needs of a pet

into an easy-to-use app. Ranging from dogs to cats to less

common animals, it will be your one-stop shop for keeping track of

everything. RescueGate will help you so you can in turn help your

pet live a fulfilling and enjoyable life.


The Retriever

BELLA MARINO ‘25 & SAM MILLER ‘25

The Retriever is a bluetooth device used for bow-hunting. A lot of

shot game is not recovered due to many factors and this product

will reduce wasted game.


ScanPay

KELLY CHEN ‘25

SkanPay is a payment Gateway Service that authorizes credit

card or direct payments processing using a multi-element QR

code that supports coupon redemption and payments.


Spartan Shields

MATTHEW CROWE ‘25

There have been almost 1,000 school shootings over the last

decade. Adding another layer of protection to schools is the goal

of my venture Spartan Shields: a Ballistic Level Collaborative

Learning Desk.


Switch Kicks

HEATHER WANG ‘25 & ASHLEY NGUYEN ‘25

Switch Kicks takes a unique approach to traditional children’s

shoes. Just as children grow up fast, so do their feet. We are Switch

Kicks, a kid’s shoe that grows with you!


Welcome Inn

JAMIEZ VO ‘25 & ISABELLE TORRIJOS ‘25

In the Bethlehem area, low-income, single individuals cannot

afford safe housing as the regional housing market is facing a high

overall housing demand and rising rental cost. Welcome Inn is a

program that provides a service for low-income individuals who

are willing to live in a local motel where they will have to pay 30%

of their income per day per usual Section 8 guidelines.

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