Critical thinking, collaboration and inspiration

District 214 students have worked diligently with mentors to create numerous business concepts this academic year. The following groups represent the finalist from each of District 214’s school pitch nights.

In addition, one wildcard team from the non-finalist presentations will be selected to compete in the Startup Showcase later in the evening.


Buffalo Grove High School

Le Twisted

Zori Angelova, Christina Ruterschmidt, Emily Sanchez, Jillian Thompson


ELK Grove High School

My Shop

Kyle Shaheen, Eric Piatek, Julian Cisneros, Agha Ali, Mehmed Korkmaz Lange


John Hersey High School

Decor It Up

Evie Kangas, Leah Ryg, Marlena Schliesmann, Andrew Leno


Prospect High School


Jack Young, Sofia Mitkova, Thomas Quinn, Joseph Caringella


Rolling Meadows High School

Bath Sweets & Treats

Michelle Fundora


Wheeling High School


Diana Stewart, Olivia Zaucha, Grant Evans, Vlad Panasenko, Androu Yutakis, Andy Shover