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College students from across the country and Canada entered this year’s business pitch deck competition. The Saint Louis University Center for Entrepreneurship’s 2017 Pitch & Catch pitch deck competition winners were selected this past weekend during the final round of the competition. College students from across the country submitted their ideas for the competition by video, and the top 10 finalists presented their ideas live to a panel of all-star judges at Gateway Grizzlies ballpark.
This March, Institute for Private Business members were invited to attend March's "Teach and Tour" at TechShop, a creative community with open access to DIY tools including 3D printing tech, fabrication tools, and design software. Our members took a tour of the facility before hearing from Daniel Fort, the founder of Defiance Whiskey, and his father, Garth Fort. Daniel told his story of how he got the idea for Defiance, how the name came to be, and what the future of Defiance holds.
On April 30th, students from across the United States will be in St. Louis to participate in Pitch and Catch, a deck competition put on by the Center For Entrepreneurship. Students will present their ideas to investors, entrepreneurs, and startup founders while standing on the mound of GCS ballpark, home of the Gateway Grizzlies. First place will win $5,000 and the chance to pitch to the Billiken Angels Network, Saint Louis University’s angel investment group.
“We believe all students can think outside the box and every student can become an entrepreneur,” says SLU Entrepreneurs’ Club president, Jonathan Hwang, a junior in Analytics and Enterprise Systems in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.With inclusion in mind, the club encourages students from all majors across campus to get involved with its mission: to “introduce, engage and inspire student entrepreneurs to create a better world through entrepreneurship.” Each of these words: introduce, engage, inspire and create are steps along the path SLU Entrepreneurs’ Club members follow to get more comfortable and more involved with entrepreneurship. These words also create the pillars for different events and programs the club puts on every year.
The hosted its annual Teen Escalator Pitch competition for high school students on December 4th, and the "Real" Elevator Pitch for college students on December 5th.
This weekend, competitors from colleges across the US will be in St. Louis competing in the "Real" Elevator Pitch Competition, sponsored by our Center for Entrepreneurship. The "Real" Elevator Pitch competition features real students and real pitches on real elevators in the second tallest building in Missouri (One Met Square @ 40 stories) with real investors (net wealth last year was ~$2.2BB). Students will be competing for a first place grand prize of cash and a trip to SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, TX in March 2017.
What does video games, live painting, and an ice sculpture of SLU's President have in common?
Globalhack VI brought over 1200 developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to SLU to compete and develop the best product to combat homelessness. Two SLU students shared their experience of the day on the @SLUCookBusiness Twitter feed...
The hackathon, hosted at Chaifetz Arena, helped the St. Patrick Center develop ideas and programs to assist with homelessness in St. Louis. Check out what 38 hours of coding can build...
GlobalHack VI happens this weekend at the Chaifetz Arena! Students from across the US will be spending the whole weekend designing, developing, and presenting products to solve a single civic technology problem centered around homelessness and the St. Patrick Center. We will be giving you an inside look at the whole weekend from our students' perspective. We're handing over the keys to the @SLUCookBusiness Twitter account so you can follow along in real time as our students develop solutions, build products, and compete for cash prizes! Meet our students who will take over this weekend...