Meet the Juniata College students that are turning business idea into reality.
Joseph DiGangi '18
Joey is working on a business idea that was inspired by his own personal experience with allergies. With the help of two teammates, he is working on a product and related mobile application that will make it easier for people with allergies to get help when they need it and to make sure their EpiPen is with them and working properly. Currently, Joey and his teammates are in the R&D stage, validating the size and scope of the market, designing the mobile application, and using 3D printing to design and create a conceptual prototype.
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.
Maddie Joyce '18
ProClean and MJoyFit
Maddie Joyce is currently pursuing two business ideas. Since 2016 she has owned and operated a personal training business called MJoyFit. She has partnered with Fit Lab on Juniata's campus offering free Fitness Classes every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1 pm, Conditioning Classes every Friday from 12-1 pm and also offers one on one personal training. In the past year, she has gained 40 new clients and sold close to $1000 in MJoyFit gear.
Currently, she is growing the business in West Cape May, New Jersey where she offers private beach training. She has also been busy developing new video content for MJoyFit's social media and website, that will be relaunching this summer. Check out her Facebook: MJoyFit Personal Training and Instagram: @mjoyfit_.
ProClean is the second business venture Maddie has been pursuing. After two years of research and development, she has created an effervescent cleaner used to sanitize and neutralize odor out of any protein shaker bottles or other drinking containers. What separates ProClean from other products like it is that it does not contain any harsh chemicals or bleaches and is 100% edible. Maddie is currently in the process of test marketing it with several teams and athletes on the East Coast to ensure she makes the adjustments necessary to get ProClean market ready. She will be officially launching the product to the public within the next few months.