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St. Louis CAPS Student Associate Takes 3rd Place in Pitch Competition at Busch Stadium

Tara Weiskopf-Kuhn, St. Louis CAPS Global Business & Entrepreneurship student associate, recently took home 3rd place honors, and $500, at the Angels in the Outfield pitch competition held at Busch Stadium and sponsored by Saint Louis University. The Top 10 finalists pitched from the top steps of the St. Louis Cardinals dugout while their investor pitch decks were broadcast on to the Diamond Vision in center field. In the dugout sat almost 20 investors, entrepreneurs and innovation leaders in the community. You may recall that earlier this year Tara won the Elevator Pitch Competition (and another $500) also sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University.

The top 10 high school student entrepreneurs joined us for the final round of SLU’s Angels in the Outfield competition atBusch Stadium (home of the 11-time World Champion, St. Louis Cardinals).


SLU’s 2018 Angels in the Outfield Finalists

  • Bark n Sniff, Henry Matus, SLUH
  • Kenko Slush, Funmi Ayeni & Olamide Ayeni, Parkway Central
  • Parkway Professional Lawn Service, Gabe Alexandrov and Caleb Joyce, Parkway North
  • Breathe, Ian Crossey and Giussepe Schifano, Priory
  • LingAlly, Ether Dharmesh, Marquette
  • Don’t Fret Fidget Pen, Tara Weiskopf-Kuehn, Affton
  • Everybody, Ajla Halilovic, Oakville
  • CloutSprout, Kedar Venkatesh and Kimberly Tran, Clayton
  • Wave, Noah Weidner, Parkway Central
  • B-Cubed Media, Kaloeb Salter, Parkway North

First place received $2,000Second place received $1,000Third place received $500…and all finalists have the opportunity to receive an investment from any of the judges.


The top 3 winners were:

  1. Kenko Slush // Funmi and Olamide Ayene (Parkway) – a healthy, sugar free fruit slushy company
  2. CloutSprout// Kedar Vankatesh and Kim Tran (Clayton High School) – a teen social media consulting business
  3. Don’t Fret Fidget Spinner // Tara Weiskopf-Kuhn (Affton High School) – a fidget spinner pen designed for young people with ADHD