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GiftAMeal CEO and CMO at RECESS St. Louis Regionals

Above: GiftAMeal CEO Andrew Glantz,BSBA’17, and CMO Jacob Mohrmann, BSBA’16, after winning the St. Louis regionals round of the RECESS pitch competition. 

The student startup that has collected several top honors in competitions (including being named a top three student startup at SXSW) is yet again headed to the final round of a national competition.

Olin junior Andrew Glantz, CEO of recently rebranded GiftAMeal (formerly FoodShare), told the Olin blog that the company will head to Los Angeles to compete in the final round of the RECESS pitch competition and Capital Championship on June 8. The startup will compete for a chance at $250,000 after winning the St. Louis regionals round of the RECESS pitch competition.

The company also rebranded in April from FoodShare to GiftAMeal, to better reflect the startup’s buy-one-give-one model.

Olin kudos, Andrew and Jacob!

Great ideas for startups to solve problems from excessive food waste to wardrobe choices for socially active college women, were pitched to a pack audience in the Frick Forum on Nov. 4 at the IDEABOUNCE co-sponsored by the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Association and the Skandalaris Center.

Ideabounce judges

Ideabounce judges

Four participants won the judges prize for best pitch and worthy of investment. Each winner received $100.

Hanger – Charlotte Jones  & Ishi Metkar  metkari@wustl.edu BSBA’16

The Women’s Bakery, Inc. – Markey Culver markey.culver@wustl.edu

SnapPEAS – Jeffrey Gamble

Patch Life Utilities – Andrew Zheng




SnapPEAS’ Jeffrey Gamble

The audience selected another venture as their choice for best in show at the Ideabounce event:

East St. Louis Initiative – Wyatt Gutierrez

Guest Blogger: Jamie Stroble, MBA’16

No, not that kind of bouncer…the Skandalaris Center is looking for IDEA bouncers. The next Ideabounce® event is this Friday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. If you’ve got an idea for a startup, this is your chance to bounce your idea off a team of judges and a live audience who will give you feedback. Give it a shot – you get two minutes to pitch your idea. What have you got to lose? Registration is open until noon, Tuesday, Nov. 4.

If you wish to pitch at the event please post your idea and email the Skandalaris Center: sces@wustl.edu.  At every IdeaBounce® there is an open mic portion, and for this week’s event there will also be an award of $100 to the best open mic pitch.