What’s New in Newslink Challenge



  • Scott Lambert
  • Carter Franz
  • Troy Lensing
  • John Pasquesi
  • Lucas Taylor
  • Nicole Redden


Innovators can be inspired any time through any medium. In this challenge, your team will search through SLU’s Newslink archives and find one article that inspires a new product idea. You will develop a 90 second pitch covering why this product makes sense given the article’s information. You must support your idea based only on the information provided in the article:

  1. You must use the title of your article during your pitch.
  2. You must sketch/display your idea on the paper given.
    • You may choose to build a prototype of your design if you feel it will add to your pitch, but it is not required.
  3. Your pitch will be limited to 90 seconds.

Judging Criteria:

Teams were judged on 3 areas, each on a 1-5 scale:

  1. Innovation and creativity of the idea
  2. Applicability / necessity of the product
  3. Pitch delivery and clarity

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