Angels in the Outfield


The Saint Louis University Center for Entrepreneurship’s Teen Pitch Deck Competition, Angels in the Outfield, is now open!


All high school students are invited to enter by submitting a video of their investor pitch using the guidelines below, and submit it to us by Monday, April 3rd, 2017, 11:59pm (CST).

A panel of judges will select the top 10 investor pitch submissions. The top 10 will have the opportunity to present their pitch deck at the Final Round on Sunday, April 30th at the Gateway Grizzlies ballpark where they will pitch from the outfield with their PowerPoint presentation cast on the center field jumbotron to a panel of rockstar judges.

Here’s how to apply:

  1. Use the attached template to create your pitch deck, which consists of the following slides:

    • Title - Name of your organization/company/idea, your name

    • Problem - Describe the pain that you’re alleviating. The goal is to get everyone nodding and “buying in.”

    • Solution - Explain how you alleviate this pain. Ensure that the audience clearly understands what you sell and your value proposition.

    • Business Model - Explain how you make money and who pays you.

    • Industry Trends - Tell us what industry you’re in and what the future trends look like. Are there two potential customers or are there three billion?

    • Competition - Provide a complete view of the competitive landscape and how you are better than what’s there already.

    • Closing - Tell the judges “thank you” and show your name again.

  2. Make a 5-minute video of yourself presenting your pitch deck with the slides showing as well. Both you and your presentation must be in the video.

  3. Upload your video to YouTube and send a private or unlisted link to lauragardner@slu.edu with your name, company/idea name, school, and grade in school by Monday, April 3rd, 2017, at 11:59pm (CST).

  4. Watch for the announcement of the finalists on Monday, April 10th.

For more information visit the Submission Guidelines and FAQs or email lauragardner@slu.edu.