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 develop their business plan.

             Previous winners of the competition have ultimately started businesses.  The 2016 winner, DeoBlock, recently finished a Kickstarter campaign to develop the next level of their product, while 2017 winner, Green Dirt, has continued to produce compost from worm castings.  Last year’s participant team No Pack LLC, from James B. Conant High School, recently placed 1st during the 2019 Big Pitch Competition at Northern Illinois University.