This year, we have 175 students participating in the Westlake HS INCubator and ACCELerator programs. In this program, students ideate, develop, and iterate their own product or service startup in an attempt to gain investment funds in a final pitch event. There were 31 student team business ideas pitched to community business leaders on April 29th and 30th for the opportunity to participate in the final Pitch Night event on May 20th for funding.
Congratulations to all of the students this year!
The Westlake HS INCubatoredu Program is proud to announce the top five finalists for the 2021 Pitch Night are:
GiftE - An App that allows you to store, trade, give and donate gift cards.
TEAM: Amir Alaghehband, Jash Desai, Nina Velacheri, Leo Weihe, Emily Weiner, Radhika Gautam. Mentor: Katina Kenyon
KaraTea - Seeking to bring the great taste and options of Boba Tea to the heart of Westlake.
TEAM: Michael Bustamante, Daniel Butler, Neel Jasti, Riley Meinke, Leon Tang, Oliver Tschopp. Mentor: Teri Evans
Kode - QR code advertising that creates a network for local businesses.
TEAM: Sam Goodner, Grayce Richarson, Eliza Clark, Olivia Clark, Lauren Newton, Erin Thomson. Mentor: Elisa Huang & Lisa Gardner
TraceBrace - A personal safety device connecting you to trusted contacts or emergency services.
TEAM: Katie Seiders, Reese Strickland, Devin Dickey, Sam Mayers, Morgan Burkhardt, Olivia Jensen. Mentor: Lou Senko
Wake Safe - An early alert/safety system for wake surfing & lake enthusiasts.
TEAM: Zoe Adler, Ava Belew, Jordan Chesner, Audrey Schultz, Claire Sims. Mentor: Christie Schultz