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D211 Post: District 211 to Hold 4th Annual Pitch Night May 14

            Township High School District 211 will hold its 4th annual Business Incubator Pitch Night on May 14, 2019, in the William Fremd High School auditorium beginning at 6 p.m.              During the competition, student teams from across the District will pitch their business concepts to a group of investors comprised of area business leaders.  The investors will choose which pitches will be awarded seed money to begin development.  In last year’s competition, teams from Fremd and Palatine were awarded a combined $30,000 to further ...

D211 Post: DeoBlock – From PHS Incubator Project to Kickstarter

            When Drake Roberts and Anthony Tamras were seniors at Palatine High School, they were encouraged to become involved in the business incubator program.  Their decision to join the program changed their futures in ways they could not have at the time imagined.             Roberts and Tamras worked together along with two other students on a project that they called DeoBlock.  The problem they chose to address was the unpleasant odor from gym bags.             ...

D211 Post: Investors Award $30,000 to Top Business Pitches During Pitch Night

            Nearly 200 parents, students, and community members gathered in the auditorium at James B. Conant High School, May 15, for the third annual District 211 Pitch Night.  During the evening, teams from throughout the District pitched business ideas and products to a panel of area business leaders with the intention of gaining funding.  By the end of the night the panel of investors chose to invest $30,000 in teams Ideal Meal from William Fremd High School and i-Dry from Palatine High School.             Top money maker Ideal Meal, made up of ...

PHS, CHS Students Win Big at District 211 Business Incubator Pitch Night

Students in High School District 211’s Business Incubator program spent the school year developing business ideas to try to bring them to life with the help of investors. Six of the best teams from each school’s Business Incubator course were selected to compete at the District Pitch Night for real funding this past May. After planning and preparation, each team presented their business idea to a panel of judges in hopes of being awarded $20,000 in seed money from the District 211 Foundation. Two teams won this year’s seed money: Green Dirt from Conant High School and Snow and Co. from Palatine High School. Green Dirt also was recently ...