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“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.
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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...
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the John Cook School of Business held its annual Pure Idea Generator Challenge at the City Museum on October 2. Students from across the Midwest entered by answering a question on Twitter...
On Saturday, October 1st, SLU welcomed 22 finalists from 10 different High Schools (Affton, Bayless, DeSmet, Fox, Gateway STEM, Marquette, McCluer North, Parkway West, Priory, Nerinx) for the 2nd Annual Teen Idea Dash. Over 140 submissions from more than 21 schools were received for the first round during which all area high school students were asked to send us their best ideas to the following problem: "Now that the Rams are gone, how would you repurpose the Edward Jones Dome to be a place to connect and include young people in Saint Louis?"
The SLU Pure Idea Generator challenge happens this Sunday at the City Museum! Students from all across the US entered the challenge by answering a question posed by our Center for Entrepreneurship. Check out some of the answers from contestants below...