Thursday, November 11, 2021

"FutureScope, a hands-on career guidance program, won first place and $1,000 at the Startup Games pitch competition Oct. 24 at Hilton Garden Inn in Iowa City, Iowa.

The quintet includes senior Mitchell Baumgartner [Informatics-HCI], sophomores Drew Miner [Industrial Engineering], Jacob Robin [Business], and Colby Whitaker [Computer Science], and freshman Connor Baggot [Computer Science].

Out of 42 students who started Oct. 22, 30 ideas were pitched before seven teams formed to develop seven potential business opportunities. At final pitches Sunday, 35 students remained.


The students planned for their businesses Friday, spent Saturday assigning roles, doing research, customer discovery, and meeting with any of the 10 business coaches on hand to assist. By Sunday morning, teams had a four-minute pitch in place with slides and other visuals"

FutureScope concept aims to "Create a digital platform that connects motivated , career-oriented 1st and 2nd year college students with local business professionals for job shadowing opportunities."

Congrats to the team! You may watch their pitch and their competitors' on IowaJPEC's instagram [Pitch starts @ 1:14:08]

Submitted collage of FutureScope members at Fall 2021 Startup Games