IdeaBounce to be held March 31

Final event of the semester offers innovators and entrepreneurs a two-minute idea pitch

The final IdeaBounce event of the academic year will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

Sponsored by the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, IdeaBounce offers innovators and entrepreneurs from around the region a place to collaborate in the development of new ideas.

Between 15-20 individuals and/or groups have been pre-selected to make a two-minute pitch of ideas to a group of judges and an auditorium full of spectators. The judges will select five winners based on the clarity of presentation, passion of the presenters, and the request for help.

The judges are:

  • Sarah Colby, arts and healthcare program coordinator at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation;
  • Jon Kratochvil, business development director of WUSTL technology management;
  • Ken Lawlor, mentor capitalist at 1 New Idea;
  • Bruce Lindsey, dean of architecture and the E. Desmond Lee Professor for Community Collaboration; and
  • Colin Smith, certified public accountant with Lopata, Flegel & Company, LLP.

Winners will receive $100 and an invitation to a private dinner with the judges following the event.

The event is free and open to the public.

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