The Campus Closet Wins Elevator Pitch Competition

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The Campus Closet Wins Elevator Pitch Competition at Lewis University

Published: March 10, 2016.

During the fall semester, Lewis University student Laura Fox won the top prize for her idea of The Campus Closet. The Lowell Stahl Center of Entrepreneurship and Real Estate award was for the Elevator Pitch and Poster Competition. There were seven Lewis University students that pitched their business ideas and products at the contest.

The 2015 Elevator Pitch and Poster Competition required participants to submit their proposals beforehand and create a poster board with pre-made templates. At the competition, students then pitched their ideas to individual visitors before finally presenting in front of a panel of judges. Judges included Wayne C. Marth, A.I.A., President of Arcline Construction Services, Inc., Terry Arya, Chief Marketing Officer of Christian Brothers Services and Richard Burke, Lewis University faculty member. The students competed for the first prize of an iPad Air and second and third cash prizes.

After first prize was awarded to Laura Fox, the second prize and Student Choice Award was awarded to Marius Poskocimas and Bria May. All of the presenters and their pitches are as follows:

  • Marius Poskocimas: “Percolately”

  • Shelby Leonard: “Barbells and Babes”

  • Danielle Vitagliano: “Onvitation”

  • Bria May: “Wipe Out”

  • Laura Fox: “The Campus Closet”

  • Valeda Bell: “Moon & Starz”

  • Chris Brown: “Reynold Department Store”

The Lowell Stahl Center for Entrepreneurship and Real Estate instills entrepreneurial thinking at Lewis University and creates a community of practitioners with a lifelong commitment to achieving social and economic progress through entrepreneurship.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 7,000 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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