The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh walked away with top finishes—including the winner—in a business pitch competition among college students from northeast Wisconsin. Jalen Greenlee, founder of Flora Fruit Company, a fresh fruit subscription service, placed first in The Pitch, taking home $10,000 and $15,000 in in-kind prizes. Greenlee, of Milwaukee, is a junior business major. Ethan […]
Kewaunee, Wis., native Olivia Smidel, a junior at St. Norbert College, captured first place in the fourth annual Fox Connection Business Pitch Contest and was awarded $25,000 ($10,000 in cash and $15,000 in in-kind prizes). “I am truly honored and grateful to have received first place at this event,” said Smidel. “Although I knew there […]
A University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh student took first place in The Pitch 2019. The contest, run by The Fox Connection, brought together 11 business ideas from Northeast Wisconsin college campuses. UW-Oshkosh student Daniel Salazar took home the first-place prize of $10,000 cash and $15,000 in in-kind services for Pack-Its. The product offers easy-dispensing disposable bags to […]
Colleges and universities across the New North are showing the rest of us the benefits of working more collaboratively. The Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) was born in the early 2000s as leaders recognized that by working together, educational institutions could eliminate barriers so residents could get the education and training they needed when […]
‘Pitch’ event funds student start-ups May 03, 2017 Click below to read the article.
“The Pitch” contest pits ideas from four area schools against each other. May 03, 2017 Click to read the article.