Students pitch business ideas in competition at Washburn University

 Students pitch business ideas in competition at Washburn University

Washburn University student Peyton Price worked at a Kansas Department of Health and Environment call center over the summer making cold calls.

Price couldn’t wear a face mask because it muffled her voice and made it difficult to communicate with individuals while talking on the phone.

Price previously conceptualized a tool for football coaches called Call Guard, a connective device that uses sleeve-and-snap technology to attach to headsets and protect against airborne diseases.

“There was no market for that because there’s maybe three coaches on the field so who would buy it,” Price said.

When she realized the need for call center employees, she wondered if Call Guard could be a beneficial tool.

Her idea won her first place and $8,000 in Washburn’s annual business pitch competition.

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