MSDA Students’ Start-up Selected as Finalist in the 6th Annual Seton Hall University Pirates Pitch Contest


Mount St. Dominic Academy is thrilled to announce that four Mount students involved in the school’s innovative elective The L.E.O. Program, have been named finalists in the Seton Hall University Pirates Pitch for High School Students Startup Contest. 

Mount seniors Theodora Exilus, Patty Ann Forsythe, Katerina Holevas, and Renee Schuldiner developed the concept, Charcuterie Chix – an innovative charcuterie gift delivery service, as part of the L.E.O. Program – a two-year intensive elective focused on leadership, entrepreneurship, and opportunities. The students’ start-up concept was selected as one of eleven finalists from a pool of 180 contest applications received from across the United States and abroad. 

The “Shark Tank” style contest is being held virtually on Friday, November 20, from 3-6 pm EDT. Following the submission of a five-minute pre-recorded business pitch, Theo will represent the Charcuterie Chix during a live Q&A session, with questions and feedback from the panel of independent judges consisting of faculty members and successful SHU alumni entrepreneurs. 

In addition to the $50,000 in cash and SHU scholarships being awarded to the top contestants, audience members can participate in the Audience Choice Award!

Your vote for the innovative ideas of these incredible Mount students can help the Charcuterie Chix take home this special prize! 

Join us by accessing the link at 3pm November 20, 2020:

Pirates Pitch

Good luck, Mounties!

See more about the event here.

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