Diamond in the Rough


Diamond In the Rough is a program that identifies, supports and rewards the most promising student entrepreneurs at Saint Louis University.

About the Program

SLU’s Diamond In the Rough provides training, mentoring and support to freshmen and sophomore students who own and run their own businesses. Diamond in the Rough benefits include:

The original Diamond in the Rough was a program developed by Professor Fred Kiesner of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Diamond In the Rough was brought to St. Louis by local entrepreneur Tim Fogerty of Gateway EDI to support and develop practicing student entrepreneurs at SLU.