SLU Center for Entrepreneurship Announces the 2016 Angels in the Outfield Finalists
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business announces the finalists for SLU’s nationwide collegiate Pitch and Catch Competition as well as SLU’s High School Angels in the Outfield Competition.
The competition is open to all college students around the country and St. Louis area high school students, and encouraged participants to submit a video for the chance to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of experts during a final competition on Sunday, April 24, at the Gateway Grizzly Ballpark.
“The caliber of college submissions from around the nation and the high school submissions from the St. Louis region blew us away,” said Tim Hayden, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. “We’re excited to see these students walk on to the field under the lights of the stadium with their walk up song blaring on the speaker systems and give their best pitch to a group of judges that could change their lives with the stroke of a pen.”
The 2016 Pitch and Catch finalists are:
- Andrew Dickelman, University of Iowa
- Melissa Diep, Rutgers University
- Andrew Glantz, Washington University
- Lachlan Johnson, Saint Louis University
- Elena Lei, Duke University
- Ashley Moy, Jason Troutner, and Justin Danger, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
- Lowell Nash, Utah Valley University
- Miranda Scott, Colgate University
- Sunny Shah, Illinois Institute of Technology
- Eric Sink, Saint Louis University
- Alternate: Margaret Barbero, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
During the final pitch event, the finalists will present to a dozen investors and successful entrepreneurs including Nelly’s business manager, the owner of the St. Louis Surge women’s professional basketball team, the founder of Dippin’ Dots, executives from Tesla, and leadership from Billiken Angel Network, FTL Capital and Arch Angels.
The finalists will have the opportunity to win cash prizes, and the top three win an all-inclusive weekend in St. Louis where the Center will introduce them to the key individuals in the St. Louis entrepreneurship and investment scene, including Arch Grants, Billiken Angel Network, Capital Innovators, Stadia Ventures, etc.
The 2016 Angels in the Outfield finalists are:
- George Ahlering, Saint Louis Priory School
- Luke Bauer, Parkway High School
- Destiny Davis, McCluer High School
- Ehan Kamat, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
- Alexa Maitland, Timberland High School
- Jimmy Reddy, Saint Louis University High School
- LaTrese Robinson, Crossroads College Preparatory School
- Lorrin Wilfong, Fox High School
- Jullian Williams, Grand Center Arts Academy
- Independent Youth 30-Day Challenge Winner
- Alternate: Jon Yucesoy, Parkway School
The finalists will present their pitch deck from the outfield with their PowerPoint presentation cast on the center field jumbotron to a panel of all-star judges.
The final competition is open to the public. Registration is available at angelsintheoutfield.eventbrite.com. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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