Spotlights from 2020 - 2021
Written by Shoemaker Scholar Hunter Hawley 2020-2021
In 2020, the hopes of all students are seen through the lens of a global pandemic. New concerns are on every student’s mind, and rightly so. Still, in this time of uncertainty we are seeing some students double-down on their innovations. I was able to sit down with one such student, Garrett Freeman. Garrett is a senior studying Sports Management and Entrepreneurship while launching his startup, Mixciti.
Spotlights from 2019 - 2020
Davis Joseph, a 2019–2020 Shoemaker Scholar, spoke with Jack Goldburg depicted to the left.
I had the pleasure to meet with Jack Goldburg and learn about his startup Nhance. Jack is a junior studying Informatics with a minor in Human-Centered Computing. He co-founded Nhance with Nick Coppola who is also a junior studying Finance.
Kacey Wood, a Shoemaker Scholar, sat down with Paco Wong in September to talk about combining entrepreneurship while being an undergraduate student. Read more below!
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Year and Major:
Junior; Marketing, Tech Management, and Informatics
What is your personal story?
Like a lot of IU students, I found out that information in IU is very dispersed and hard to find. For example, I would never know when the dining halls are open unless I go to the RPS website. This was the same for buses, laundry, classes and more. Since I’ve done programming in high school, I decided to start coding an “IU app” as a personal project. When I met with the UX Officer at IU to see where I could get this app to go, he hired me to work for them on the app. Now, I work at the UX Office on multiple projects
Paul is a senior at Indiana University studying finance and real estate. He is also a co-founder of Boulevard. Boulevard is a mobile application that enables men to shop from leading apparel brands in one app. To date, they have already built over 20+ partnerships with clothing brands that have been featured in Forbes, GQ, and The Wall Street Journal.
What year are you and what are you studying?
I am a junior at Indiana University studying Informatics with a minor focusing on entrepreneurship and small business management.
Give us your “Twitter bio” or elevator pitch.
Hello, I’m Chaz. I started my own clothing brand called Awful Cloth. What makes my brand different is that we focus on spreading positivity and good vibes through our entirely hand-drawn designs and vibrant colored clothing. Awful is known to mean “bad” but for us, it means “full of awe” and inspiring. We want to inspire others to be themselves no matter what and to look at perspectives differently, even if it means fashion. Stop dressing like everyone else and start looking Awful.
Interviewed by Jenny Ye, a Shoemaker Scholar
Name: Jorge Obeso
Product/Service: Upparel, Inc (Co-Founder)
What is your story?
Born in Miami, FL to immigrant parents, my entire life has consisted of finding nontraditional, alternative ways to solve complex problems ingraining an innate penchant for creating something from nothing. This realization came early on, growing up in a scarce household I underwent different conflicts than most. Read More