Air Releaf

Our Story

Passionate about plants and air quality, Erin Sowell and Devon Dowd, undergraduates at Lehigh University, created Air Releaf during the summer of 2015. Over the next year and a half, the two explored the science behind plant-based air purification, researched the needs of their target market, and created hundreds of prototypes  in order to develop Tera, the natural air purifier. After developing a go-to-market plan, Erin and Devon decided to move on from the company in order to pursue their other goals. Currently, Erin is a candidate in the Master of Marketing Research program at the University of Georgia, and Devon is working as an Environmental Engineer in California. 

Air Releaf was an important learning experience for the founders. Erin and Devon are proud of Tera and Air Releaf. The two hope that Air Releaf will continue to inspire people to live healthier and happier lives by bringing plants indoors!

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Our Team

Erin

Erin Sowell

Co-Founder

 

Team
Tera
Devon

Devon Dowd

Co-Founder

 

 

Awards

Eureka! Legacy Award

EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series

Lehigh University's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation

Second Place Winner

Social Venture Creation Competition

EUREKA! Ventures Competition Series

Lehigh University's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation

Portfolio Grant Recipient

Lehigh Valley LaunchBox

Penn State University - Lehigh Valley