Big Winners at the Pitch 2023!

First Place: Brianne DeLain, RV Collect (St. Norbert College) — $10,000 cash and $7,000 in-kind services
Second Place: Michaela Heling, Protean Footwear (Lakeland University) — $7,500 cash and $6,500 in-kind services
Third Place: Mitchell Bell, Engineering Solutions for Video Communication (UW Green Bay) — $5,000 cash and $3,500 in-kind services

Approximately $15,620 in-kind was provided to ALL teams that participated in The Pitch 2023.

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The Pitch Judges:

Kabinga Maini

Kabinga is the Senior Engineering Project Manager for Plexus Corp.  He has extensive experience in the aerospace industry – having spent 14 years with Gulfstream Aerospace. Kabinga has a BS in mechanical engineering, an MBA, and an MS in operations management.

Matthew Kee
Tundra Angels

Matthew is the Founding Manager of Tundra Angels, an angel investor network based in Green Bay. Tundra Angels has invested over $1.5m in high-growth Pre-Seed to Series A stage companies across the Wisconsin ecosystem.

Chloe Kinderman
Titletown Tech

Chloe is a Venture Associate with TitletownTech. In her role, she helps to source and evaluate new investment opportunities. She also manages the TitletownTech Directory of talent, and assists with portfolio company support. Chloe graduated from Butler University with majors in Marketing and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. 


Richelle is the Managing Director of Winnow Fund, and is responsible for seeking new investment opportunities. Prior to joining Winnow Fund, Richelle was a leader at UW-Madison’s Office of Industrial Partnerships. .

Taylor Reetz
Nicolet National Bank

Taylor is the VP of Commercial Banking with Nicolet National Bank. Taylor has a BBA focused in Finance & Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.


Student Teams:

1) Engineering Solutions for Video Communication | UW-Green Bay | Mitchell Bell, Communication
2) Yoki | Lawrence University | Michael Zhang, Economics and Film Studies
3) RV Collect | St. Norbert College | Brianne DeLain, Business Administration
4) Spot2Hunt | UW Oshkosh | Colin Schuler, Finance and Economics
5) Protean Footwear | Lakeland University | Michaela Heling, Business Administration
6) AfforAI | Lawrence University | Anh Tuong Nguyen, Economics and Data Science
7) Wally Water’s Very Own Water Kit | UW-Green Bay | Andrew Pieper, Business Administration 
8) SchoolFinder | Lawrence University | Henry Sipchen, Business and Entrepreneurship, and English
9) PrimeTimeHeating | St. Norbert College | Joseph Meade, International Business; and Brock Stephens, Business Administration
10) Blush House | UW Oshkosh | Baylee Cottrell, English and Secondary Education