Students Helping Students -- Bill Zandi, '13 (Philosophy). Students Helping Students was founded in 2005 as a response to the need to help schools affected by Hurricane Katrina. Since, Students Helping Students has helped bring thousands of dollars of school supplies and textbooks to 25 schools.
Together Life -- Hannah Moredock ’13 (English) and Jay Coble ’13 (Health and Exercise Science). The Together Life is a non-profit venture focused on creating a virtual and real world community for individuals living with chronic, complex, or life-limiting illness. The virtual community is established through a niche social networking website, thetogetherlife.com. Real world community is developed through members’ participation in local group events.
Renewable Energy Design Group, L3c -- Cynthia Redwine ’13 (MBA) This venture provides renewable energy design and integration services to sustainably meet North Carolina’s energy needs. The RED Group currently sources materials, provides detailed schematic and electrical designs, and installs and commissions solar, wind, and micro-hydroelectric systems.
Wrought Iron Productions (WIP) -- Chris Zaluski ’13 (MFA), Kim Dryden ’13 (MFA), and Sam Smartt ’09 (BA), ’13 (MFA). Wrought Iron Productions is a not-for-profit video production house, created and managed by graduate students in the Documentary Film Program. WIP is dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality storytelling and video production services to the Wake Forest community while offering graduate students entrepreneurial and professional work experience to supplement their academic training.
Buyback Boss -- Lee Lowden '15 founded Buyback Boss, a company that pays cash for used and broken cell phones and tablets.
Currently under the management of Quentin Robert ‘15, Grant Ruhl ‘14, and Alex Smereczniak ‘14, Wake Wash provides door-to-door laundry and dry-cleaning services for Wake Forest students. The current owners purchased the company from the second generation owners, Sean Gross '11, Patrick Fives '12 and Sam Richards '12 who purchased Wake Wash from its founders, Scott Graber ('10), Julie Musgrave ('10), and Eleanor Smith ('10) who started the company in 2007. The company has grown significantly and now boasts a formal partnership with Salem Dry Cleaners as well as several dedicated student employees and a growing list of customers. For more information please visit: www.WakeWashWFU.com.
Megan Van Buren '13 started her jewelry business, Simply Megan, when she as 13 years old. She makes unique beaded necklaces, breacelets, earrings, and rings made of semi-precious stones, Swarovski Crystal, various types of glass such as venetian and dichroic glass, precious metals, and various other mediums. She also has begun a line of jewelry that incorporated Kazuri ceramic beads which are hand painted in Kenya, Africa. Kazuri, which is an International Fair Trades Member, has set out to provide and sustain employment opportunities for disadvantaged members of the Kenyan society. Megan has had success selling her jewelry at home shows, fine arts festivals, and to retail stores. To check out Simply Megan Jewelry, visit Megan's website http://simplymeganjewelry.com/shop/simply-megan-necklaces
Jonathan Williams '14 started Delightfully Daisy in 2005 when he was only 13 years old. Delightfully Daisy produces gourmet dog treats made of 100% human-grade ingredients that are free of added preservatives, by-products and synthetic food coloring. Using wholesome ingredients such as rolled oats and creamy peanut butter, Delightfully Daisy produces 5 oz. bag treats and single bone treats in the Poppin' Peanut Butter flavor. Visit the Delightfully Daisy website for more information. http://www.delightfullydaisy.com/index.html
Bentrice Jusu '13 founded Both Hands Artlet out of her desire to help inner-city youth. Both Hands Artlet is an innovative non-profit organization that serves inner-city youth who are endangered by violence in their homes and on the streets of Trenton, New Jersey. Her vision for Both Hands Artlet is for it to become a center for creative expression and release that embraces ALL teens, whether labeled delinquent, misbehaved, intellectual or extremely talented.