Touch of Modern

$100M business founded in 2012 by brothers of the Kappa Chapter at Cornell University, Jerry Hum and Dennis Liu. They set out to introduce the world to modernizing men’s fashion with unique products at unbeatable prices and extraordinary design. They have now revolutionized men’s shopping and have been featured on CNBC.


Solow Sports

How did you start your business?

In 2005, Derek Hsiang aka So-Low flipped on the tv to watch 35-year-old Andre Agassi miraculously grind through his US Open draw and push Roger Federer to the limit for the first 3 sets of the final. Immediately, Derek caught the tennis bug. Armed with a passion for tennis, a dash of blissful ignorance, no business plan, and little industry knowledge, Derek left corporate life in 2007 and partnered with Doris Maffia. Together, they founded The Tennis Store ( on the revolutionary principle that people should be able to buy tennis stuff on the internet. Within 5 years, it grew from a bedroom-laptop-cellphone operation into 1700 square feet of pure retail sexiness in Huntington Village, where it now operates under the name Solow Sports.

What products and/or services do you offer?

As a specialty tennis store, we have a massive selection of tennis racquets in addition to apparel, footwear, bags, strings, and other accessories. Services include same-day racquet restringing, regripping, and racquet customization. Since all of our employees specialize in tennis, we are able to give very custom-tailored advice to find the ideal equipment and maximize your game… or at least help you pick an outfit to look good in while you lose.

We’re gradually adding other sports, too, and we currently also carry platform tennis and beach tennis equipment. In the near future, we will be adding swimming and soccer equipment.

Is there a Bro Discount?

Of course… give Derek a call at the store at 631-629-4940 or just use the coupon code “PDPSI” for 10% off anything on the website.

One Greek Store

How did you start your business?

Nick, Tony, and I started One Greek Store in the Summer of 2006. We basically wanted something to do during summer break that allowed us to earn some extra cash.

As brothers of Pi Delta Psi, we realized that there were very few companies retailing products with our letters. Back then, we couldn’t find any PDPsi products online; or anywhere for that matter. And, the local Greek Store we worked with wasn’t very good at producing quality products. After some research and an initial investment, we started our business by selling to friends, family, and bros.

We were lucky to watch the business grow quickly. Looking back, it’s hard to believe all that we’ve seen with the growth of our business. One Greek Store started in a tiny apartment and has now grown to encompass a large Warehouse and Retail space. We couldn’t have done this without the continued support of the brothers! Thanks guys!!

What do products and/or services do you offer?

We specialize in custom Fraternity and Sorority apparel; including Line Jackets, T-Shirts, Hoodies, Sweaters, Blankets and more. We also retail paddles, Greek jewelry, and other Greek merchandise. In addition to the Greek business, we also provide custom apparel services to businesses, schools, churches, student organizations and more.

Is there a Bro Discount?

Of course!! Check the forums for the code! 🙂