Orchard Farm Students Compete in Teen Elevator Pitch

CAPS Students Rise to Top in Elevator Pitch
Posted on 12/03/2017
CAPS students compete in Pitch Contest

St. Charles Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) students Blake McFarlane, Payton Dill and Taylor Payne competed on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in a unique contest for young entrepreneurs. 

Saint Louis University hosts the entrepreneurship competition - Teen Elevator Pitch Contest. Real students give pitches to dozens of real investors on a series elevators in downtown St. Louis.

Senior Payton Dill walked away with second place and $250 for her proposal of a safe house for survivors of human trafficking. 

Students pitched their ideas in one of two tracks:  

  • For-Profit  
  • Social Impact (non-profit/for-profit for cause)

All three Orchard Farm competitors agreed entering and competing built confidence in their communication abilities.


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