Big Winners at the Pitch 2020!

Winning Team: Olivia Smidel, Eco-Cover (St. Norbert College) — $10,000 cash and $15,000 in-kind services

Second Place: Tyrone Powell, Unext (UW-Green Bay) — $7,500 cash and $7,500 in-kind services

Third Place: Adona Lauriano, O.M.ID – Opportunity. Municipal. ID (Lawrence University) — $5,000 cash and $5,000 in-kind services

The Pitch Judges:

Ryan Eardley
Nicolet Bank

Ryan Eardley is the Director of Innovation at Nicolet National Bank. Ryan took first place in The Pitch 2017. He is a graduate of Lawrence University.

Kabinga Maini
Gulfstream Aerospace

Kabinga Maini is the lead mechanical and structural engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace. He has extensive experience in the aerospace industry. Kabinga has a BS in mechanical engineering, an MBA, and is pursuing an MS in operations management.

Adrienne Palm
Gener8tor (formerly)

Adrienne Palm worked for gener8tor, a gold-ranked startup accelerator founded in Wisconsin. Adrienne was the Managing Director of gBETA, a free accelerator for early-stage companies with a tie to a Wisconsin college or university.

Zack Pawlosky

Zack Pawlosky is the Founding Investor and Fund Manager of Atlene. Atlene is a newer fund in the region that invests in early-stage startup enterprises, coast-to-coast, that prioritize data as their primary asset. Zack founded Candeo Creative, a full-scale integrated marketing agency located in Oshkosh, and it was acquired in 2018.

Jill Enos

Jill Enos works with innovators and startups at TitletownTech to bring new business models to market. Prior to TitletownTech, Jill worked with Fortune 50 innovation leaders at StageThree to create and build new ventures and capabilities. She also co-founded and led the N.E.W. Venture Foundry, an early-stage investment group that has provided seed capital and mentorship to regional startups in healthcare, supply chain & logistics, and fintech. Jill is an original founder of The Fox Connection.

Student Teams:

1) TapTech Systems | UW-Oshkosh | Dakota Swank, Economics and Political Science
2) Easy Fuel | Fox Valley Technical College | Leah Greil, Business Management
3) Build-a-Wedding | UW-Green Bay | Maria Arunkumar, Business Administration
4) BOSS Health Journey | Moraine Park Technical College | Jeffrey Kern, Small Business Entrepreneurship
5) Eco-Cover | St. Norbert College | Olivia Smidel, Communication and Media Studies, and Integrative Studies
6) O.M.ID (Opportunity. Municipal. ID) | Lawrence University | Adona Lauriano, Government and Ethnic Studies
7) PREXO | UW-Oshkosh | Abbie Merrill, History and Political Science & Ian McDonald, Political Science
8) Dark Arts Circus | Fox Valley Technical College | Amanda Lottmann, Business Management
9) Unext | UW-Green Bay | Tyrone Powell, Business Administration
10) On-Demand Detailing & Washing | St. Norbert College | Ryan McEnroe, Business Administration