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

Tessellation & Co.

Alyssa DePhillips, Swarina Patel, Jennifer Paul, Jessy Syed, Jack Vaselane


ELK Grove High School


Omar Mora, Jose Romero, and Quentin Lange


John Hersey High School

Mama Bear's Delivery Company

Sophia Cacioppo, Justin Zotos, Daniel Gritt


Prospect High School

Virtual Piggy Bank

Dominika Wojtowicz, Lucas Maggos, Vincent Lobono


Rolling Meadows High School

Penny Planner

Rosalin Stubing, Haley Hintz, Abbey Owen, Megi Zaimi and Mario Puglia.


Wheeling High School

Stamp N' Slice

Jason Urban, Ryan Brezka, Eric Kron, Ben Stoken, Jose Mancilla, TJ Best