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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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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

posted by Server Surfer

Ever had trouble ordering drinks at a crowded bar? What if you could place that order on your mobile phone? What if you could pay using your phone without having your credit card confiscated by the bartenders? On BarHop, you can find local bars, choose the drinks you want and even make the payment online. All you have to do is go pick up the drinks.

industry: Information Technology, Finance and Investment

needs: Team Members, Mentors, Advisors, Product Development, Investors, Technology

posted by Dalychia Saah

Ujamaa, an app that uses a GPS mechanism to locate all Black owned businesses in a geographical region. By 2015 African Americans will have a buying power of 1.1 Trillion, but currently only 7% of African American income is spent inside of the Black business community. Whether you’re an individual seeking a cup of coffee or an event planner organizing a Black convention for over 40,000 people, Ujamaa provides a much needed resource for individuals invested in supporting and enhancing economic independence for Black communities.

industry: Information Technology, Social Ventures, Minority Entrepreneurs

needs: Team Members, Mentors, Product Development, Investors, Technology, Communication Strategy

F-Word Film Review
posted by Chelsea Birchmier

F-Word Film Review (a reference to the stigma associated with the word “feminism”), a review aggregation site, would like to change the criteria that critics use to deem a film “watchable.” Like other review sites, the F-Word website will aggregate reviews from both critics and everyday moviegoers. Unlike other review sites, F-Word critics will review films based on select criteria including portrayal of gender, race, sexual orientation, and ability status.

industry: Social Ventures, Minority Entrepreneurs, Women Entrepreneurs

needs: Team Members, Mentors, Advisors, Product Development, Technology

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