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Welcome to the IdeaBounce® website for the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.  Since 2005, the IdeaBounce® site and events have helped early-stage entrepreneurs connect with each other and with the resources they need to help move their ideas forward.  In addition to this site for all ideas, we also have sites specific to the 2013 Olin Cup and 2014YouthBridge Social Enterprise and Innovation Competition.

We also make the IdeaBounce® website available to universities and community partners who wish to administer their own sites and host their own events.  Visit the following sites to see how others are using the IdeaBounce® concept and contact us at if you'd like your own! 

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posted by Emma Lapin

Wouldn’t it be nice to have all your weekly errands close by? Or, even better, in one place? QuickStop does just that. It is a compact place with all your local services under one roof. It’s easy to navigate and you’ll have all your errands done within 15 minutes. Here’s the method to our magic: you drop your car at the car wash where a fueling service is also provided. Then head inside to grab a coffee, drop off your dry cleaning or laundry, pick up your prescriptions at the pharmacy, get some cash at the ATM, and find healthy food at the minimarket. QuickStop’s advantage is it’s small, conve

industry: Retail and Consumer Products

needs: Investors, Market Analysis, Legal Advice

The Wedding Movie
posted by Aarpn Markham

Lots of people dream of being the star of a movie. I've created a package with my videography company, The Film Perspective, where we make a short film starring the bride and groom that tells the story about them and their relationship. They then can screen it in front of all their fans a.k.a their friends and family during the reception at their wedding. I started doing videography because I used to make short films as a hobby so it ended up being a natural progression to create this package for my business.

industry: Retail and Consumer Products, Professional Services

needs: Product Development, Market Analysis, Communication Strategy

posted by Michael Fisch

CardsBlog is St. Louis Cardinals news website that is run and written by Wash U students. The site gives students who are interested in sports writing an opportunity to gain valuable exposure and experience to the industry. As our site continues to grow, we hope to build a relationship with the St. Louis Cardinals in an effort to gain press access to games. We also hope to partner with businesses in the St. Louis area who wish to sponsor this entrepreneurial venture and gain exposure to our viewers.

industry: Social Ventures

needs: Mentors, Advisors, Investors, Communication Strategy

Saint Louis Story Stitchers
posted by Susan Colangelo and KP Dennis

Saint Louis Story Stitchers is an artists' collective dedicated to documenting St. Louis, MO through art and word to promote understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships and literacy. Based at Northside Workshop, we produce artworks, projects, publications and public forums that make visible the spirit and experiences of the people.

industry: Social Ventures, Minority Entrepreneurs, Women Entrepreneurs

needs: Advisors, Product Development, Investors, Market Analysis, Legal Advice, Communication Strategy

Strategic Adult
posted by Tom Zinselmeyer

Literacy programs 21st century strategic adult. Strategic Adult provides seminars and online workshops that help adults learn and develop relevant, personal and strategic plans to finance and social media skills that will help them compete in the 21st century.

industry: Social Ventures, Finance and Investment

needs: Product Development, Communication Strategy

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