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