Texas A&M University holds first Aggie Pitch

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - The McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship hosted their very first Aggie PITCH Friday morning. Students from across the A&M system were invited to present their business ideas.

Students competed with one another to win part of the $50,000 prize pool. First place walked away with $15,000.

Student business owners specialized in fields like computer sciences, home exercise, and animal service. Ideas ranged from a robot that monitors a family's health to a sleeve that helps a golfers swing.

"Contests like Aggie PITCH are really well suited to help the students identify the gaps in their business model," said Blake Teipel. He was one of the six judges at the event and used to participate in similar events while he was a student at A&M. "Fill those gaps, and go on to make a difference with their venture."

The team that walked away with the grand prize of $15,000 was Bezoar Laboratories. They worked to develop a formulation that allows the raising of animals that are safer and better for the environment.