Big Winners at the Pitch 2017!
Winning Team: Tracr – Ryan Eardley, Mattias Soderqvist, and Felix Henriksson from Lawrence University – awarded $10,000 cash and $15,000 in startup assistance
Second Place: In Our Hands – Abbie Merrill from UW Oshkosh – awarded $5,000 cash and $10,000 in startup assistance
The pitch 2017 Judges
Entrepreneur, community lender.
Michael E. Daniels is the President and CEO of Nicolet Bank. In 2000, he co-founded Nicolet National Bank, a leading community lender built on relationship-focused customer service. He is a graduate of St. Norbert College.
Startup advisor, legal expert.
Greg Lynch is a partner with Michael Best who works with high growth emerging technology companies and investors. Lynch advises companies on financing strategies and mergers & acquisitions, and he is the co‑founder of the firm’s Venture Best emerging company practice.
Neil Mix is a silicon-valley style technologist, product developer, and entrepreneur. A veteran of several venture capital funded startups, Neil co-founded a Microsoft acquisition and helped build Internet radio service Pandora from the ground up.
Startup advisor, investor.
Maggie Brickerman works for gener8tor, a gold-ranked startup accelerator founded in Wisconsin. Maggie is the Managing Director of gBETA, a free accelerator for early stage companies with a tie to a Wisconsin college or university.
Zack Pawlosky, is the owner of Candeo Creative, a nationally recognized entrepreneurial marketing agency based in Oshkosh. He is also the founder of a software development company and a partner in a venture capital firm.
Winnebago Seed Fund
David Trotter is the Managing Director of Winnebago Capital Partners, the General Partner of the Winnebago Seed Fund. The Fund is a newly formed venture capital fund based in Neenah, Wisconsin. The Fund’s emphasis is on seed investments in startup companies in the Fox Valley region.
The Pitch 2017 Student Teams
Tyler Clark, Vaughn Bowles, Nicolas Reynolds
Personalized, engaging STEM-subject books for children.
St. Norbert College
Affordable standing desk solution for K-8 classrooms.
Mobile app to promote inclusive media consumption.
New aquarium industry product to clean saltwater tanks.
Nordic Sports Consultations (NSC)
Consultancy connecting international athletes to US colleges.
St. Norbert College
In Our Hands
Political app enabling user to comment on upcoming legislation.
Eco Food GB
Sam Hunt & Maria Romfoe
Farm-to-table online marketplace providing locally grown meals.
Mattias Soederqvist, Felix Henriksson, Ryan Eardley
Cloud based application for forensic asset analysis.