Ideation and pitching game for groups of 3 to 6. Encourages ideation by combining unique pairs of words that serve as the basis for a new business, product or service. Players pitch the idea to an investor who chooses the most compelling pitch.
Pictured above: Winners of the 2017 Power Pitch Finals at IMSA with judges and program leaders (left to right: Sushil Upadhyayula, Pranav Upadhyayula, Ayan Agarwal, Catelyn Rounds, Stephanie Pace Marshall, Julian Kroschke, Jose Torres, Joshua Orr, Nikhil Madugula and Sivam Bhatt)
18-year-old from Vernon Hills awarded prestigious tech fellowship
Kevin Wang 1 of 22 Thiel Fellows that will complete a 2-year program in San Francisco
By Wailin Wong
Source: Chicago Tribune
May 16, 2013
An 18-year-old Vernon Hills native is among this year’s recipients of the Thiel Foundation fellowship, which awards $100,000 to entrepreneurs under the age of 20.
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: 1871 in the Merchandise Mart
Seven high school student businesses pitch their new TECH ideas to a panel of judges as they compete for cash prizes in a shark-tank style contest.