Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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Power Pitch 2018


Award Winners, holding checks from left to right: Monika Narain, Jayant Kumar, Umika Arora, Nikhil Magudula, Sivam Bhatt, Akshaya Raghavan. Also shown: Carl Heine, Jim Gerry, Tommy Neidlein, Andrew Weidenmann, Sree Sanakkayala. Not pictured: Marisa Patel-O'Connor, Sol Hwangbo, Eden Gorevoy.

Power Pitch 2018

$5,500 in Cash Prizes were awarded

Power Pitch 2017

power_pitch_logo_square.pngFinalists and Winners of Power Pitch 2017 

$3,000 in Cash Prizes were awarded at Power Pitch

The competition was Saturday, March 4, 2017 on the IMSA campus. Open to individuals and teams in grades 6 – 12.

Contest Winners:

First Prize

TALENT Power Pitch


Akshaya Raghavan displays her second prize award at Power Pitch, March 17, 2018

power_pitch_logo_square.pngIMSA TALENT Power Pitch

Compete for cash prizes by pitching your STEM product and service idea to investors. Watch here for Power Pitch 2019.

TALENT Summer Camp

Experience the first year of a Start Up in one week.  This camp is an action-packed simulation game about entrepreneurship for teams.  It realistically simulates starting a new tech business from scratch:  developing an idea into a product or service, finding partners, creating a business model, designing marketing plans and media, raising investment from investors and sales.  The goal is to end the week by making a profit.  The experience involved teamwork and problem solving to overcome challenges that occur during the lifecylce of a business.

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