Student’s Business Pitch Attracts Accelerator’s Attention

GROVE CITY, Pa. — Grove City College entrepreneurship student Stephen Weaver is invited to spend the summer with Virginia-based Ignition Business Accelerator as a result of successfully pitching his idea for a new business.

Weaver, of Cedarburg, Wis., participated in the inaugural Virginia Shark Tank, where he and other young entrepreneurs presented their elevator pitches to a panel of judges and investors in front of a live audience – and a digital crowd watching on the accelerator’s Facebook page.

PrintIt, Weaver’s idea, is a 3-D printing construction and housing company that was inspired by the cost of home construction.

“PrintIt is taking a different approach to home building, one that not only dramatically reduces the price but also reduces the build-time and increases the quality,” Weaver says in a news release. “3-D house printing is a much cheaper method of construction and it is completely revolutionizing the way houses are to be built. Instead of hiring expensive contractors to charge thousands of dollars for a basic home, PrintIt will provide a unique housing option for an affordable price.”

Ignition was founded by entrepreneurs with the mission of helping others create and build profitable and sustainable businesses. The accelerator will provide mentorship, investment connections, potential funding, and office space for PrintIt.

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Pictured: Stephen Weaver at his PrintIt booth at the Virginia Shark Tank.

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