SLU Students Hit it out of the Park during First Pitch & Catch Business Idea Event
This Saturday, ten Saint Louis University students pitched their business ideas to 15 multi-millionaire judges as part of the Center for Entrepreneurship’s first Pitch & Catch event.
The event took place at the GCS Ballpark, home of the Gateway Grizzlies, and began with the Billiken throwing out the “first pitch.” The finalists were driven to the pitcher’s mound in a Tesla Model S with their song of choice playing over the stadium speaker. One of the students made her pitch remotely on the “Diamond Vision” screen since she was at NASA for a rocket launch.
The top three finalists are:
- Michael Younkie (senior) with his idea designed to aid the Bourbon Industry during its current shortage and further enhance Kentucky’s tourism industry
- Austin Smith (junior) with his idea “Vigilant Energy,” mobile charging trucks for electric vehicles similar to AAA for stranded drivers
- Griffin Morris (senior) with his idea “GhostGram” an app that allows you to like or dislike photos of events near you and comment on them.
Earlier this month, all SLU students submitted their winning business ideas in seven slides. A panel of judges narrowed the list to ten finalists who then made their pitch from the mound during Saturday’s event at GCS Ballpark.
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