Big Winners at the Pitch 2021!

Winning Team: Jalen Greenlee, Flora Fruit Co. (UW Oshkosh) — $10,000 cash and $15,000 in-kind services

Second Place: Jesssica Steffens, Pupcycle (St. Norbert College) — $7,500 cash and $7,500 in-kind services

Third Place: Ethan Keller, North Coast Gear Co. (UW Oshkosh) — $5,000 cash and $5,000 in-kind services

The Pitch Judges:

Ryan Eardley
Nicolet National 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 in Northeast Wisconsin, a free accelerator for early-stage companies with a tie to a Wisconsin college or university.

Dana Guthrie
Gateway Capital Partners

Dana Guthrie is a Managing Partner at Gateway Capital Partners. a Milwaukee-based venture capital firm. Dana has an engineering background, with a BS in Computer Engineering from MSOE.

Chloe Pahl

Chloe Pahl is the Manager of Marketing and Operations for TitletownTech, an organization that empowers, supports and invests in entrepreneurs throughout the startup journey.


Student Teams:

1) Flora Fruit Co. | UW Oshkosh | Jalen Greenlee, Business Management/Entrepreneurship
2) ISADORA | Lawrence University | Alyssa Cox, Philosophy; Innovation and Entrepreneurship
3) Pupcycle | St. Norbert College | Jessica Steffens, Business Administration-Management
4) eSec | UW-Green Bay | Swapna Kailas, YaChing Kuo, Cory Rouw, Muhammad Sanjrani & Steven Steinfest, Management
5) RICE Time | UW Oshkosh | Jaden Radcliff, Physics and Economics
6) Natural Cut | Lawrence University | Michael Murphy, Music Arrangement; Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Wyatt Buller, Economics & Andrew Harvey, Government 
7) North Coast Gear Co. | UW Oshkosh | Ethan Keller, Geology
8) Air Propelled Equipment | St. Norbert College | Jake Berken, Business Administration
9) Edge | Lawrence University | Raian Rith, Economics and Computer Science, Hasif Ahmed, Physics and Math & Nafis Ahmed, Economics and Computer Science