Edwardsville CEO Fish Tank 2021 | Sponsored by SIUE School of Business & Small Business Development Center for the Metro East
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Over the last two days, each of our 19 students presented a 3-minute pitch deck to our panel of community judges. Not only did they demonstrate business knowledge of their problem, solution, customers, target market, competitive advantages, potential value, and potential prize use…they endured a 2-minute Q & A session with our “sharks” and absolutely NAILED IT!
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After two days of scoring, the top candidates scored by our judges were…drum roll please…
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1ST PLACE ($300) | Luke Deakos | Jam Session 101 | Father McGivney Catholic High School
2ND PLACE ($200) | Emily Cecil | The Mystery Box Edwardsville High School
3RD PLACE ($100) | Peyton Ashauer | Metro-East Lutheran High School
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HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Jack Wise ($50) | Spin-22 | Edwardsville High School
Maddy Jones ($50) | Re-Jarred | Edwardsville High School
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SPECIAL THANKS:

This event would not have been possible without our incredible panel of judges:
• Jason Plummer | IL State Senator | VP | R.P. Lumber Company
• Jay Beard | Owner | Boulder Holdings, LLC & Goshen Coffee Co
• Jennifer Hughey | CEO & Co-Owner | Goshen Coffee Company
• JoAnn DiMaggio May | Director | SBDC SIUE
• Kristen Pfund | Co-Owner | Pfund Construction & The Ink House
• Steve Cooper | Senior VP | First Mid Bank & Trust
• Tim S. Schoenecker, Ph.D. | Dean | SIUE School of Business
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A big thank you to the SIUE School of Business and SBDC for sponsoring the event for the THIRD year in a row!
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In addition, we would like to thank Jared Siebert (Siebert Lawn Care), Midwest Members Credit Union and First Mid Bank & Trust for sponsoring our food and drink, as well as our Entrepreneurial Extraordinaire, Doug Villhard, for teaching students how to craft the “perfect pitch” and for all of his tech expertise!
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To each of our 19 young entrepreneurs...bravo. You've made your community proud! They've planned...they've pitched...watch them LAUNCH these businesses at our Edwardsville CEO | Trade Show 2021 on May 2nd!

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