Meet the Juniata College students that are turning business ideas into reality.
The 2018-19 NextStep Fellows
Alex Flocken & Morgan Instone '20
Are excited to start a Cupping Therapy Service. Morgan is certified to perform Cupping
Therapy which is a hands-on and holistic approach to providing therapeutic, non-invasive
Dain Shimer '21
Dain is from Elliottsburg, PA. His POE is biochemistry.
"I am designing a bicycle roof rack that makes loading a bike on a car quicker and easier. It is intended for older people or people with injuries."
Evelyn McCammon, Julia Newman, & Sarah Borgardt '21
By starting the Gambian Art Coalition (GAC), this team is launching an e-commerce store to help promote Gambian artist and sell their incredible work. They will be traveling to the Gambia this summer to make the initial purchase and collect stories. Thier net proceeds will be given back to the artist and their communities.
Elizabeth Migatulski '19
Elizabeth is starting Caps for a Cause. A business that will print designs on swim caps to raise awareness for people in the community who could use some support. She also hopes to bring a little fashion to the pool.
Tatum Poirier '21
To help cut down on food waste, Tatum is working to build an app that will let you know when your food will expire, offer helpful tips while you cook, and let you know what types of dishes you can make.
Jason Zoellner & Taevon Greene '21
Taevon and Jason are launching their custom clothing designs with their brand RARE. They want to inspire people to not be held back by society's expectations but rather Be Different. Be You.
Elke Arnesen '21
Portraits With a Story
Wanting to exhibit the diversity and a new unapologetic standard of female power, Elke Arnesen created Portraits with a Story. Her company focuses on bringing to light the uniquely defined capabilities in each woman by doing a one-hour photo session, interview, and then drawing their portrait. She also does influencer prints and commission work. Her portraits can be seen on Instagram (elkearnesen) or on her website https://elkearnesen.com.
Dallas Huff '19 and Kyle Bargo'18
Realizing the exorbitant cost students pay for textbooks each year, Kyle Bargo and Dallas Huff created the Bizi Marketplace mobile application. This app allows Juniata College students to buy, sell, and exchange products. By signing up with their school emails students will be able to see products listed by their classmates. Huff and Bargo also have reached out to local businesses to support the application with in-app promotions. They feel that the connection between the town and the students deeply benefits both parties involved. Bizi Marketplace will be coming to IOS and Android this Fall.
Issac Fisher '19
Isaac Fisher has created a 3D printing business called Dimensions where he creates
various products for people throughout the Huntingdon community. Working with Dr.
Johnathan Burns (Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Cultural Resource Institute) Isaac has been able to scan and print copies of artifacts from a local site called
Sheep Rock Shelter. These copies enable anyone, from elementary school student to
seasoned archaeologist, to examine these relics while keeping the originals safe.
Check out the story local news station WJAC recently aired about their work.
Isaac has also worked closely with AssureTech, another JCEL startup, to help develop and print their insulated EpiPen container. In addition to that, he has been busy creating and printing a functional prototype of a tool designed to aid first responders, making attachments for Dr. Richard Hark (Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Chemistry Department) LISB gun which helps analyze metals and printing mounts for various cars.