Emerging Founders

Karolina Lagerquist

Karolina is a graduate of Grove City College, having majored in entrepreneurship. While at school, Karolina competed in as many entrepreneurial competitions as she could, including elevator pitches, business plan competitions, hackathons, and startup weekends in order to hone her strategy, analytical, and presentation skills. Through these events and as her work as an investigative research assistant for Mylan Inc, she realized the power that organizations have as a vehicle for impactful change in the world.

She apprenticed with Jonas Paul Eyewear. 

Jonas Paul Eyewear is a children’s eyewear provider with a mission to provide function and new form to children’s vision with fun, fashion-forward eyewear options. The company was founded by Ben and Laura Harrison in an effort to find stylish eyewear for their visually impaired son, Jonas - but finding such options did not exist in the children’s market. Since its founding in 2013, the company has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and other publications, in a campaign with H&M and recently developed an exclusive line for Tea Collection. JPE also provides sight to those in need through its partnership with CBM International.

Karolina will be apprenticing alongside Jonas Paul Eyewear Co-Founders, Ben & Laura Harrison.