Baker Institute Team
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.