Ehan Kamat ’18 won first place in Saint Louis University’s “Angels in the Outfield” competition last weekend. He “pitched” his business venture, Solemender, from the mound at the Gateway Grizzlies’ stadium to a panel of judges. Solemender is a medical device that provides pain relief for plantar fasciitis.
Ehan was also one of only 12 individuals selected to participate in SLU’s 3rd Annual Chasing the Sun event on April 29. Chasing the Sun is an around-the-world problem solving challenge where students from different sites present problems to one another, for which students must come up with entrepreneurial business ideas that solve those problems. Participating locations for 2016 include: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.; Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.; Madrid, Spain; Werengal, India; and Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia.
Following a Kick-Off Chat, teams will work on developing an entrepreneurial business idea that creates a solution to the problem they received. After feedback garnered by video chat, teams will finalize their presentations and upload them to YouTube.
Chasing the Sun took place at CIC St. Louis.