Future Entrepreneurs Come to SLU for the 2017 Allsup Summer Academy

The Center for Entrepreneurship hosted their annual Allsup Summer Academy, where high-school students from across the US got a chance to learn about starting their own businesses and products, and learn from actual business owners and investors.

  1. Our keynote speaker got some awesome news before presenting to our class...
  2. Video: 12-year-old who started a lemonade stand at age 4 shares her business tips
  3. The rest of the week was full of speakers and visits to startup hubs and small businesses, including LaunchCode, Capital Innovators, Arch Grants, Stadia Ventures, and more!
  4. Day 2 at SLU's Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy is off to a great start. 馃檶馃徎馃檶馃徏馃檶馃徑馃檶馃従馃檶馃徔@cloudninestl cotton candy is just one of many awesome guests joining us for a morning of panels w entrepreneurs! 
#allsupentrepreneurshipacademy #slu #stl #saintlouis #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur
    Day 2 at SLU's Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy is off to a great start. 馃檶馃徎馃檶馃徏馃檶馃徑馃檶馃従馃檶馃徔@cloudninestl cotton candy is just one of many awesome guests joining us for a morning of panels w entrepreneurs! #allsupentrepreneurshipacademy #slu #stl #saintlouis #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur
  5. Mentor Justin Hildebrand:
  6. "This year we were able to become extremely involved with SLU and their Center for Entrepreneurship. The Allsup Academy last summer was a great way for many students to gain valuable entrepreneurship experience before the start of the year. Other events such as the Teen Idea Dash, the Teen Escalator Pitch Competition, and the Angels in the Outfield Investor Pitch Deck Competition, have given the students hands on, real-life experiences, as well as a chance to refine their presentation skills and professionalism. These opportunities will give these students a competitive edge and advantage as they continue their education and professional journey next year."
  7. Kicking off Day 3 at @cic_stlouis - thanks for having us today! 馃檶馃徎馃檶馃徏馃檶馃徑馃檶馃従馃檶馃徔
    Kicking off Day 3 at @cic_stlouis - thanks for having us today! 馃檶馃徎馃檶馃徏馃檶馃徑馃檶馃従馃檶馃徔
  8. Good morning from our newest group of entrepreneurs! #allsupentrepreneurshipacademy #slu #saintlouisuniversity #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #stl #startup #youth
    Good morning from our newest group of entrepreneurs! #allsupentrepreneurshipacademy #slu #saintlouisuniversity #entrepreneur #entrepreneurship #stl #startup #youth
  9. Students also spent the week working on their own personal pitches for the chance to win funding! Winners included...
  10. • 1st Place: Nathan Wheadon, NeighborhoodHelpNetwork
    • 2nd Place: Josh Yn, Equal
    • 3rd Place (tie): Theresa Fister, EcoDine; Charlie Steinbaum, Roll
    • People's Choice: Max Holton, Neurosensor
    • Most Creative: Bari Anue, JoyJar
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