Saint Louis University’s Center for Entrepreneurship Presents the Winners of the 2017 Angels in the Outfield Pitch Deck Competition


The 2017 Angels in the Outfield pitch deck competitions winners were selected this past weekend during the final round of the competition. High school students from around the world 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.

The 2017 Angels in the Outfield winners are:

The winners each received cash prizes, first place received $2,000; second place $1,000; and third place received $500.


This year’s panel of judges included:

​“As a judge, it is exciting to be with young entrepreneurs and provide them a platform to take their ideas to the next level while also giving them the opportunity to network with the judges and collaborate with their peers,“ said Mark Higgins, Ph.D., dean of the Cook School. “These events allow students to see how coming to Saint Louis University will enable them to work with our Center for Entrepreneurship at the Cook School helping them propel their ideas forward. Our Center is one of the many opportunities available to them at SLU.”

The event was emceed by Ed Domain, CEO & Founder of Techli and a Cook School entrepreneurship adjunct faculty member. The finalists had a chance to meet and network with the judges. Fitz’s Bottling Company designed a special root beer bottle for exclusively for the event.

The Center for Entrepreneurship’s next opportunity for high school students is the Allsup High School Entrepreneurship Summer Academy taking place July 24-28. Students will have the opportunity to grow and learn from their peers, meet industry experts from the St. Louis community through field trips and presentations while collaborating with SLU faculty and staff. The keynote speaker is Mikaila Ulmer the founder and CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade, an award-winning, natural lemonade with flaxseed and sweetened with honey.  Enrollment for the academy is now open and scholarships are available.

For more information about high school programs and competitions offered by the Saint Louis University Center for Entrepreneurship at the John Cook School of Business, contact Laura Gardner: lauragardner@slu.edu or 314.977.3282.

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