The Pipeline entrepreneurial fellowship program recently held it’s Innovator of the Year honors and Washington University-connected entrepreneurs shined.

The event brought together over 600 from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and beyond to celebrate regional entrepreneurship and recognize entrepreneurial growth and contributions.

Noted honors for members of the WashU community: 

  • Alum and university supporter Tom Hillman of FTL Capital received the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.
  • Student Erica Barnell of Geneoscopy was Washington University’s Pipeline University Spotlight startup.
  • Alum Abby Cohen of Sparo Labs was a finalist for the Pipeline Member Growth Award.
  • Alum Alicia Herald of myEDmatch was a finalist for the Pipeline Member Inspiration Award. Herald was the 2014 Pipeline Innovator of the Year.
  • Student Michelle Faits of Pro-Arc Diagnostics was named a 10th anniversary Pipeline Fellow.
Highlights from the event

About Pipeline

Pipeline is an exclusive community of high-potential entrepreneurial leaders building high- growth companies throughout the Midwest region. Pipeline’s class of Fellows represents Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Each year, approximately 10-13 new members are invited to join Pipeline after an extensive selection process. New members participate in a unique and rigorous year-long business leadership development program that blends workshop modules, advice from national experts and a deepening of the relationships among new and current Pipeline members. As keystones of the regional business environment, Pipeline members are creating jobs, investing in their businesses and communities and mentoring the next-generation of business leaders.

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