Big Winners at the Pitch 2024!

First Place: Haley Densow, DormDash (UW Stevens Point) — $10,000 cash and in-kind prizes
Second Place: Matthew Scheele, Augmented Alloy (St. Norbert College) — $7,500 cash and in-kind prizes
Third Place: Safiya Grant, Muse (Lawrence University) — $5,000 cash and in-kind prizes

Approximately $8,500 in-kind was provided to ALL teams that participated in The Pitch 2024.

Thank you to our emcee, Dayne Rusch, Co-Founder and CEO of Vyper Industrial.

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The Pitch Judges:

Andrew Schmitz

Andrew is the Managing Director of the U.S. Venture Sustainability Investment Accelerator. Gener8tor is a nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups. For the U.S. Venture Accelerator, an investment of $100K is made in each of five startups who receive ca concierge experience during a 12-week program.

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.

Kimberly Stoeger
Nutritional Healing

Kim is the Owner and Clinical Nutritionist of Nutritional Healing in Appleton. Nutritional Healing is the leader in nutritional services, wellness, weight loss, detox, and other health-related programs in the Appleton and Fox Valley area. 

Maiyoua Thao
abc staffing

Maiyoua has several years of experience as a successful business owner and entrepreneur. She is the founder and President of ABC Staffing, an employment agency based in Appleton. Maiyoua graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a Master’s of Science in Education and Professional Counseling.

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) NoiseStil | UW Oshkosh | Shane Kinson, Audio Production/Music Business
2) Muse | Lawrence University | Safiya Grant, Biology and Neuroscience
3) Augmented Alloy | St. Norbert College | Matthew Scheele, Communications and Media Studies
4) DormDash | UW Stevens Point | Haley Densow, Marketing
5) Bloc | UW Green Bay | Jessica Hagberg, Business Administration and Marketing
6) SourcerAI | UW Stevens Point | Alex Suscha, Business Administration
7) Fidget Focus | St. Norbert College | Sarah Von Der Ruhr
8) Fueled By Courage | UW Oshkosh | William Dorsett, Mechanical Engineering Technology
9) Thrive in Humility | Lawrence University | Nathaniel Smith, Business Administration
10) Roll It | St. Norbert College | Rachel Muehlbauer, Business Administration