IDEA Pitch Night


You are cordially invited  to Marist High School’s

5th Annual Pitch Night

Featuring students enrolled in IDEA

(Innovative Design for Entrepreneurial Applications)


Wednesday, May 1

7 p.m.

RedHawk Theater

Please join us for the presentation and refreshments.

Senior and junior students enrolled in this course have created and fully developed their own product or service. Student teams worked through the process of ideation, market research, and business plan development. They have learned about how to create a product that solves a problem, customer input/data usage, competitive considerations, financial modeling, marketing and operational execution. This is a hands-on course created to allow students to imagine, design, construct, market, and refine their own business ventures. Fifteen teams presented their company in an initial round of evaluation, and six advanced to this final event. Students will pitch their companies to potential investors at this event as the culmination of their coursework. 


Team Pitch Presentations

Eco-Straw: A biodegradable eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic straws.

Will O'Boyle, John Malfas, Mike Egan, Caleb Davis, Rory Curry 

Swift Clips: Magnetic clip that saves time while hanging decorative lighting.

Ethan Krammer, Grey Ramirez, Chris Minnick, John Kelly, Alex Giblin

Squeezy Tube: An easy and simple tube product to squeeze out your money's worth.

Aidan Brody, Kayla Federici, Allie Graff, Molly Curtin, Peyton Horkavy

Lock Pocket: A brand of athletic shorts with an elastic band in the pockets to keep your valuables secure.

Jerry Quebbeman, Denton Martinez, Jake Yellend, Mike Anderzunas, Derek Lane

Buckle Buddy: A product that secures the fitted sheet onto the bed, so the corners do not come untucked.

Lauren Stapleton, Maggie O'Gorman, Abby McLaughlin, Blaithin Murnin, Grace Carter

Vac Attach: A product that attaches to the hose of any household vacuum, cleaning up small toys without out bringing any dirt/dust on the toys.

Alexis Gaichas, Colleen Hughes, Mariana Llanes, Amber Polzin