Student Entrepreneurs Listen and Pitch at Venture Showcase

Student Entrepreneurs Listen and Pitch at Venture Showcase

Listen. Lead. Inspire. Question. These are just a few words that came up again and again during the April 25 event for student entrepreneurs at SCH, thanks to a Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and GenHERation® partnership. Students heard from industry leaders at Google, EY, Wawa, Bank of America, Fossil, and others; engaged in small mentoring sessions; practiced pitching their business ideas; and participated in a pitch competition during the evening Venture Showcase for the panel of professionals and audience of peers, families, and guests.

Junior Hudson Barry won People’s Choice and Judges' Choice awards during yesterday’s pitch competition for the venture that he co-founded with David Xin. Their business is SpotLite, a website that helps annotate teacher and student notes. Other pitched student ventures included a dinner club, green transit, mindful music, hospital little libraries, and more.

“Pairing our entrepreneurs with industry experts made for a very special event!” said Edward Glassman ’03, CEL and New Media executive director. “We’re very proud of our students for their poise, polish, and professionalism as they shared their work. We’re also grateful to our partners at  GenHERation® who help us create a learning environment that extends beyond our campus.”

Watch this reel made by CEL New Media teacher Mr. Adam Butz-Weidner, and log in to Pixevety to see photos from the evening, here.

Image: Junior Hudson Barry, the winner of the pitch competition, is pictured above, center, with the CEL Venture Showcase judges who spoke to the crowd after the pitch competition.

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