Pitch Night 2018
Spectators packed the Raymond Moore Auditorium for the 4th Annual Pitch Night 2018!
On June 1, 2018 the fourth annual Business Incubator Pitch Night was held at Lake Forest High School's Raymond Moore Auditorium. Four teams from the school's honors Business Incubator course were chosen to pitch their business plans in a "Shark Tank" style format to a Board of Directors and private investors in hopes of attaining funding to launch their business. All 11 teams from the Business Incubator class had the opportunity to share their business ideas in the lobby of the RMA prior to the start of the event. The teams presenting were Muscle Mend, Smart Senior, Battle Buddies, and Tee Time Partners. Muscle Mend was the winner of the Foundation Cup and received $7,000 in funding. Muscle Mend is a physical therapy kit that includes medically approved injury specific tools and instructional videos for patients in one package. Smart Senior won Best Pitch and was awarded $3,000 in funding. Smart Senior is a service that creates a class-like environment in order to teach technology to adults and plug them into the 21st century. Funding provided by LFHS Foundation.See the Lake Forester's coverage of the event.
Scenes from Pitch Night
Pitch Night Sponsors
Thank you to all of our sponsors for their generous donations to Pitch Night 2018!
Post Pitch Night Updates
The LFHS Foundation and Business Incubator are excited that "Battle Buddies" - one of the four teams that presented at this year's LFHS Business Incubator "Pitch Night" - was selected as a finalist for the 2018 INCubatoredu National Pitch Competition. They were one of 5 finalists selected out of 85 submitted teams in the nation...fantastic!
At the INCSummit18, one of our fabulous LFHS Business Incubator educators, Joe Pulio, was celebrated as a master teacher.
"I feel blessed to have the best career anyone could have!!!!"
- Joe Pulio
He was also proud to be there supporting his Battle Buddies team at the National Pitch Conference. Each team member was awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Milikin University!! They were also interviewed by WGN TV news. We are all proud of them. It is so rewarding to see his students grow and become filled with passion about something. It is incredible to see a group of high school students create a business that focuses on supporting and helping kids struggling with cancer. To learn more about the origins of the national program, visit INCubatoredu.