GCC students take top spots in Perfect Pitch competition

Grove City College students recently took first and third place at the Perfect Pitch competition at Westminster College.

Angela Kim ’18, a communications studies major from Novi, Mich., received a first place prize of $1,000 for “(re)Fresh Apparel,” an online thrift clothing store. Stephen Weaver ’19, an entrepreneurship major from Cedarburg, Wis., received a third place prize of $500 for “Print It,” 3D printed housing for those in need in developing nations.

The Perfect Pitch competition, hosted on Nov. 5, 2016, by Westminster College’s School of Business, is open to any undergraduate student in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Students must pitch a new and original business idea in three minutes or less without the use of technology, props or prototypes.

“It was inspirational to hear all of the amazing ideas emanating from the impressive students who attend colleges and universities in our region,” Yvonne English ’97, executive director of The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Grove City College, said. “We’re simply thrilled that Grove City College students made up over half of the finalist pool and took both first and third place as the field was extremely competitive. Truly, all of the students did a great job.”

Grove City College students selected to compete in the final round of the competition were: Elaina Kimpel ’18, Jordan Horst ’18, Megan Marie Smith ’17, Caroline Parker ’20, Christine Miserendino ’18, Connor Grieb ’18, Stephen Weaver ’19, Adam Lowe ’18, Leona Bently ’20, and Heather Weston ’20.
Grove City students competed alongside others from Thiel College, Westminster College, Allegheny College, Youngstown State University and Penn State Shenango.

To learn more about entrepreneurship at Grove City College, visit www.gccentrepreneurship.com.

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