IdeaBounce® Brings St. Louis Entrepreneurs Together

Entrepreneurs and innovators shared their venture ideas, exchanged advice, and networked with other attendees.

Eight innovators from around St. Louis pitched their start-up ideas and asked for advice from the audience at the Skandalaris Center’s IdeaBounce® event on April 3. Ideas varied across multiple industries, from food-delivery to social networking to healthcare. Each innovator was allotted two minutes to pitch their idea and share their asks: general advice, specific expertise, or technical skills.

Aadit Shah, a biomedical engineering student (BS ’20), shared his idea for a start-up to help improve the ability of patients to understand their experiences with medical professionals. Another biomedical engineering student, Cassie Davis, shared her idea for a surgical lighting tool. Ingrid Diep (MPH), who in the past worked in optometry, understood Davis’ idea and agreed that there is a large unaddressed need in the medical community. Diep continued that the presentations had “lots of potential.”

Two Washington University undergraduate students pitched their idea for a food-delivery service called BITE, which emphasizes both efficiency and affordability by focusing on group food orders.

After the pitches, attendees were encouraged to stay for a networking session. Many used this time to trade ideas, exchange advice, and make meaningful connections with other entrepreneurs in St. Louis.

The following is a list of the startups pitched at this IdeaBounce® event:

  • A health literacy tool to help patients better understand the information their physicians are giving them.
  • A surgical lighting tool to decrease pre-operations setup time during surgeries.
  • An STI communications tool to enable users to securely share their STI status with potential partners.
  • Munch, an app to connect people looking for new restaurants to try.
  • BITE, a group food delivery service with a focus on speed and affordability.
  • Medicle, a networking platform to connect physicians around the world.
  • Foundry Software, which helps startups create apps for a low monthly cost.
  • A patent database that allows users to download patents quickly and intuitively.

IdeaBounce® is both an online platform and an event for sharing ideas and making connections. To read more about the ideas, visit ideabounce.com. IdeaBounce® events are opportunities for inventors, founders, and startups from all across the St. Louis region to meet, network, and exchange ideas.