Featured Alumna Entrepreneur: Danielle Donovan ’09

CHEERFIT (www.cheerfittraining.com) is a fitness community for cheerleaders. The CHEERFIT platform connects cheerleaders, coaches, and parents around the world through the power of fitness. Here at CHEERFIT, we are more than just a fitness brand–we are an inspiration, a lifestyle…

Featured Entrepreneurs: Michelle Carazas ’15 & Brian Megill ’13

 In 2015, Michelle Carazas ’15, co-founder of Host, graduated from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management, double majoring in entrepreneurship and marketing management. In order to quickly pay off her student loans with an aggressive two-year timeline in mind, she maintained a full-time job in sales…

Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Joshua Adler ’01

DivorceBond (www.divorcebond.com; https://divorcebond.app.link/NKFZdj1juH) was created when I, along with my co-founder, David Zulberg, noticed what people wrote on the status of their dating profiles. It seemed most people were “single” with no children. Given the divorce rates in the United…

Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Mike Friedman ’12, Co-Founder of TallOrder.Com, Partners with 9/11 Charity

At 6’9” and 6’11”, my twin brother Dan and I have always stood out for our size. As kids, we were commonly referred to as the “Twin Towers.” This deep-rooted irony is especially difficult for us because on Tuesday, September…

Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Samuel Sanders ’16

CREATE YOUR NEXT GAME-CHANGING STARTUP IDEA – WUNDERSHIRT The Prep My company, Wundershirt, sells performance-enhancing workout shirts. The shirts improve the rate oxygen gets to your muscles, thereby increasing stamina, boosting strength and speed, allowing for quicker recovery, and regulating…

Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Stephanie L. Howitt ’09

Premier lifestyle management company, SLH Lifestyle LLC, also known as SLH Lifestyle + Concierge, was formed with the intention of providing efficient living solutions to clientele. The company was also influenced as a result of the economic turmoil in which its founder, Stephanie…

Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Joe Bednar ’97 VPA, ’00 MBA, ’00 MS WHIT/NEW

It is no secret that the nightlife industry has been impacted heavily by the proliferation of mobile socialization technologies. LGBT venues, in particular, have been affected. Their historic nature as “safe spaces” for the LGBT community to peacefully and confidently…

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Meet April’s Featured Alumni Entrepreneurs

This month, we are pleased to introduce you to two Whitman alumni entrepreneurs: Kyle Barrett ’12 of Big Horn Apparel, a manufacturer of high-quality lifestyle clothing committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its production process Nate Contanch ’12 and Ivan Thevaranjan ’12 of Zia…

Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: James Shomar ’12 M.S. ’14

James Shomar ’12 M.S. ’14 is the CEO of Solstice Power, a developer of proprietary technology for the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) and high power microelectronics industries. CPV is an innovative solar power technology that uses high magnification lenses to focus incoming sunlight…

Featured Alumni Entrepreneur: Jamie Lynn (Kelling) Hall ’09

Having spent five years working for a Fortune 200 company, Jamie Lynne (Kelling) Hall ’09 had learned a tremendous amount about business operations, sales and management. After being a former collegiate athlete and in the gym her entire life, she…