More than 90 Elon University students pitched their ideas for business ventures and social entrepreneurial opportunities, ranging from a pet rental service to a hunger prevention app, at the Triple Impact Challenge Nov. 11 in Upstairs Lakeside. The pitch competition, sponsored by the Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, aimed to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among Elon students. Even more so than previous iterations of the challenge, that included non-business majors.
On any other night, the sight of three students’ exposed muscles and bones would have caused a panic among patrons at The Fat Frogg Bar & Grill. But at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, Elon University Physician Assistant Program seniors Lisa Nichols, Boyd Vicars and Kim Heald smiled and joked as they walked between the restaurant’s tables, flaunting arms and legs painted with realistic representations of the underlying muscular and skeletal systems.