Quincy Freeman – the 22-year-old agricultural communications senior who won the Ray Scherr Elevator Pitch Competition at Cal Poly — recently took home $5,000 after taking first place at the Collegiate Entrepreneurial Organization (CEO) conference finals in Chicago.
Could you come up with an idea innovative enough to pitch in front of more than 100 people in 90 seconds? What if there was a cash prize?
The cars halt at the stop sign between Grand Avenue and Perimeter Road, idling as clumps of students pass by on the way to class. Shoes hit the pavement as the students cross, soles hitting the alternating white stripes. Converse. Vans. Combat boots. Rainbows. Moccasins.