By Mariel Sokolov

According to their website, Pipeline is “an exclusive community of entrepreneurial leaders building high-growth companies” whose aim to unite to “face business challenges, funnel opportunities to their peers and build market-leading technology and life-sciences business together.”Untitled drawing copy 3

This year, for the first time ever, Pipeline hosted a student competition with preliminary rounds held at universities across the Midwest. WashU’s winner is Erica Barnell and her company Geneoscopy.

Erica will now have a chance to pitch to national judges and an audience at Pipeline’s Innovator of the Year event. To prepare, she will work with a team of entrepreneurs to perfect her pitch. She will also receive coaching from Nathan Gold (The DEMO Coach, Silicon valley). Congratulations, Erica, and good luck at nationals!

Support Erica (free of charge) by attending Pipeline’s Innovator of the Year event on January 21st at 8:45 pm. Register here.