Lindsay Perr ’21 Wins Third Prize in Drexel Rising Starters Competition

Congratulations to Lindsay Perr ’21, who won third place and a $1,000 prize at Monday’s Drexel University Rising Starters Competition. Drexel’s Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship challenges high school students to reach for new heights, develop an idea for a business (profit or not for profit), then pitch to a panel of judges. Philadelphia-area high schools select a representative (individual or group) to compete in this virtual competition. Throughout competition preparation and execution, students will gain skills such as recognizing needs, developing opportunities and moving ideas forward – all crucial skills that students can apply to any field they pursue.

At MFS, Upper School student teams and individuals came together to present a five-minute pitch to four alumni judges on April 30. The work was part of the first annual MFSBiz Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition. The judges determined winners based on innovation, impact, implementation, metrics, presentation delivery, and pitch deck/presentation. Lindsay’s “Bottle Belt,” an essential water bottle and phone accessory for people to stay organized on the go, was the MFSBiz competition winner, thus earning her berth into the Drexel competition. 

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