Lierman Named A Daveler Scholar

Dec 9, 2021

by FSC Staff

Brooke Lierman’s excellent idea has led to an even more excellent outcome.

Lierman ’24 recently competed and was one of four winners of the University of South Florida’s Frank and Ellen Daveler Entrepreneurship Program competition earlier in December.

Lierman competed against students from around the state, and she is the first Florida Southern College student entrepreneur to take home the top prize in this competition.

Not only was Lierman selected as a winner, but she also was named a Daveler Scholar and racked up $4,000 for her business pitch called OvertheShoulder, which is a runner alert system for women joggers to create a safe running experience.

OvertheShoulder is designed to use an alert to let runners know when something is approaching them from behind, whether it is a person, animal or car.

Lierman, who is also a defender for the women’s lacrosse team, plans on using the money to create a professional prototype to solve the issue that women have when running alone.

According to market research, Lierman discovered that 84 percent of women have experienced harassment while running, 80 percent feel unsafe when they run or jog alone, and that 47 percent of women only run during the day.

“This process has been an absolute blessing, and I can’t wait to see how much we achieve with the grant money that we won and where it will take the company,” Lierman said.