2023 Lunch Pail 100 Awardees

AccelHRate

accelHRate is a well-known retained executive search firm with extensive experience placing Boards of Directors, Human Resources and Financial Executives.

Hokie Founder(s) Kim Shanahan (’93) & Kelly McPherson (’98)

Active Capital

Active Capital is an early stage venture firm focused on the future of B2B SaaS. They invest in pre-seed and seed stage companies leveraging cloud computing, AI, etc.

Hokie Founder(s) Pat Matthews (’02)

AKKO provides modern solutions for phone and device insurance, flipping the script on deceptive and anti-consumer experiences of the past.

Hokie Founder(s) Eric Schneider (’15)

Allan Myers is the largest heavy civil construction company and materials provider in the Mid-Atlantic with eight regional offices and 21 asphalt and aggregate plants.

Hokie Founder(s) Ross Myers (’72) & Aaron Myers (’00)

Alpine-X operates recreational destination properties intended to foster family-centric active lifestyles and experience-based sports entertainment.

Hokie Founder(s) John Emery (’86)

Amplify Federal

Amplify Federal specializes in offering cutting-edge solutions to federal agencies, ensuring these institutions can manage their operations in today’s digital age.

Hokie Founder(s) Andrew Plofchan (’11)

Aravenda’s consignment software sets a new standard in the industry, enabling businesses to manage their consignment processes more effectively and drive their growth in a competitive marketplace.

Hokie Founder(s) Don Neff (’90)

Artimus Robotics

Artimus Robotics creates cutting-edge motion technology designed to provide life-like motion for the new generation of robotics and automation.

Hokie Founder(s) Eric Acome (’11)

Asana Partners

Asana Partners is a vertically integrated real estate investment company. They create value by investing in neighborhood mixed-use and retail assets.

Hokie Founder(s) Jason Tompkins (’92)

BACCH Laboratories

BACCH Labs creates 3D audio technology designed to bring immersive sound capabilities to devices like cell phones, providing breakthrough solutions and powerful hardware and software tools.

Hokie Founder(s) James Mentz (’00)

BC Architects Engineers

BC Architects & Engineers recently marked a significant milestone with over 10,000 telecommunications projects, highlighting their commitment to quality, efficiency, and competitive pricing.

Hokie Founder(s) Chris Morin (’92)

Big Blue Swim School

Big Blue Swim School offers weekly and a-la-carte lessons as well as improvement camps and provide a curriculum for students to learn swimming in a comfortable environment.

Hokie Founder(s) Scott Sanders (’92)

Blackbuck Resources

Blackbuck Resources provides water storage and pond management services intended to facilitate water conservation. They design, build and operate water infrastructure with specialization in water disposal.

Hokie Founder(s) Justin Love (’08)

Bnb

Tobacco

BnB Tobacco is an online retailer and wholesale distributor of a wide variety of premium cigars, machine made cigars, little cigars, and more!

Hokie Founder(s) Brad Williamson (’93)

BOOST was created to help government contractors focus on what they do best – winning new business and exceeding customer expectations.

Hokie Founder(s) Stephanie Alexander (’98)

Bravely is an employee productivity solution. They provide employee coaching that improves engagement and performance. They also offer key insights to your HR team.

Hokie Founder(s) Sarah Sheehan (’00)

Buchanan & Edwards

Buchanan & Edwards is trusted partner on missions of vital importance to the defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and civilian communities.

Hokie Founder(s) Brian Karlisch (’93)

BuildBuddy is an enterprise platform intended to serve developers working with Bazel. The platform captures build logs, invocation details, target information, and artifacts to generate a complete picture of each build. 

Hokie Founder(s) Siggi Simonarson (’13)

Bullpen is a full-stack commercial real estate staffing and recruiting company – facilitating full-time, fractional, and freelance work relationships for top real estate companies and talent.

Hokie Founder(s) Tyler Kastelberg (’13)

Carbon’s CLIP technology enables mass customization and on-demand production of final parts from resin pools, unlocking unique material capabilities for manufacturers.

Hokie Founder(s) Joseph DeSimone (’90)

Cary Street
Partners

Cary Street Partners is a leading independent wealth management firm operating in a partnership culture, we serve individuals, families and institutions in 17 offices across six states. 

Hokie Founder(s) Doug Stewart (’83)

Centrillion Technologies

Centrillion Technologies genomic technologies designed to offer effective access to genomic information.

Hokie Founder(s) Wei Zhou (’92)

Centripetal Networks

Centripetal is a threat intelligence gateway application designed to mitigate any attacker to misuse the Internet access of any legitimate Internet user.

Hokie Founder(s) Steven Rodgers (’74)

Champions Round

Champions Round is an online sports fantasy platform  that enhances the spectator experience for fans of live sports through live questions, win cash, etc. 

Hokie Founder(s) Chase Payne (’08)

ClickUp is a project management platform designed to increase team productivity.

Hokie Founder(s) Zeb Evans (’10)

ClosedLoop

ClosedLoop is a data science platform for healthcare. The platform is designed so that healthcare organizations can easily use AI and machine learning in their operations. 

Hokie Founder(s) Andrew Eye (’01)

Clowder is a mobile engagement platform intended to connect brands with users. The platform offers configurable tools such as account management, private messaging, and a member directory among others. 

Hokie Founder(s) Sergei Dubograev (’10)

Commonwealth

Care

Commonwealth Care of Roanoke exists to provide the most caring, compassionate and complete rehabilitation we can.

Hokie Founder(s) Debbie Petrine (’78)

Espire Services

Espire provides integrated global solutions for our valued government and civilian partners, delivering an uncommon advantage.

Hokie Founder(s) Glenn Vogel (’92)

Fifth Season

Fifth Season creates food products intended to streamline vertical growing operation. The products are grown in a controlled growing environment that outperforms existing operations.

Hokie Founder(s) James Webb (’05)

Formsense

Formsense is a wearable technology that tracks your athletic data. There are over 20 sensors embedded into their machine washable activewear.

Hokie Founder(s) Nathan Ramasarma (’00)

Founderpath

Founderpath is a financing platform designed to help software as a service (SaaS) based companies thrive and develop. The platform offers collateral-free loans and equity-free short-term funding, enabling clients to launch their business without losing their stake.

Hokie Founder(s) Nathan Latka (’11)

Fringe is an employee benefit marketplace. The company’s marketplace offers personalized and self-selected benefits services to those employees who are struggling with financial burden.

Hokie Founder(s) Andrew Dunlap (’08), Chris Luhrman (’07), Isaiah Goodall (’07), and Jordan Peace(’07)

Gizmatic is an agile team of engineers, designers and fabricators who want to solve tough problems. In thier fully-equipped prototyping shop, they not only design, but also manufacture and test prototypes in-house.

Hokie Founder(s) Will Vatis (’12), Scott Freeman (’12)

GoCanvas is a central platform to connect your field operations to the office. Through the platform you can manage your field work with greater visibility into your business.

Hokie Founder(s) Chris Morrisette (’02)

Goodcall is a cloud-based conversational platform designed to manage incoming phone calls and boost customer service.

Hokie Founder(s) Bob Summers (’98)

Goodfynd is a all-in-one platform, point of sale, and marketplace for food trucks and mobile vendors. They are the world’s first business in a box for companies without a permanent location.

Hokie Founder(s) Sofiat Adbulrazaaq (’09), Kyle Miller (’13), & Lemaire Stewart (’09)

BACCH Laboratories

BACCH Labs creates 3D audio technology designed to bring immersive sound capabilities to devices like cell phones, providing breakthrough solutions and powerful hardware and software tools.

Hokie Founder(s) James Mentz (’00)

BC Architects Engineers

BC Architects & Engineers recently marked a significant milestone with over 10,000 telecommunications projects, highlighting their commitment to quality, efficiency, and competitive pricing.

Hokie Founder(s) Chris Morin (’92)

Big Blue Swim School

Big Blue Swim School offers weekly and a-la-carte lessons as well as improvement camps and provide a curriculum for students to learn swimming in a comfortable environment.

Hokie Founder(s) Scott Sanders (’92)

Blackbuck Resources

Blackbuck Resources provides water storage and pond management services intended to facilitate water conservation. They design, build and operate water infrastructure with specialization in water disposal.

Hokie Founder(s) Justin Love (’08)

Bnb

Tobacco

BnB Tobacco is an online retailer and wholesale distributor of a wide variety of premium cigars, machine made cigars, little cigars, and more!

Hokie Founder(s) Brad Williamson (’93)