The 2nd Annual UWGB Student Business Idea Competition is Monday, February 26, 2018, from 5pm-8pm in Phoenix Room B in the University Union. Please attend to hear UWGB students pitch their business ideas in 90 seconds, take questions from the panel of judges, and hear 11-year old Alex Hart-Upendo of www.BuildABowByAlex.com tell his entrepreneurship story. Complimentary food and beverages will be served.
To enter the competition, which is open to all UWGB students from all majors, email Ryan Kauth (KauthR@uwgb.edu) for how to prepare your 90-second innovative idea video to apply by 11:59pm, Monday, February 19. Thanks to WiSys and the Cofrin School of Business, the top prize is $500 of the total $1,000 in cash given out to the top finalists. In addition, finalists are eligible to attend the European Innovation Academy (http://uwgb.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=59389) and be eligible for a scholarship to attend EIA in Portugal (July 13 – August 5, 2018) as well as apply to more pitch competitions in
- Appleton (https://www.foxconnection.org/ on 4/11/18 – top prize $10,000),
- Minneapolis (https://eiexchange.com/e-fest on 4/12-14/18 – top prize $75,000+),
- Madison (http://www.wisys.org/events/bigidea on 4/21/18 – top prize $2,500 + eligibility for up to $52,000 more), and
- Fort Worth TX (http://www.neeley.tcu.edu/vandv/ on 4/6-7/18 – top prize $25,000+).
There is an additional large cash prize, the WiSys STEM in Business Award, to the top idea from a student (or team with one student) that is pursuing a major in a STEM discipline and the product solution or technology stems from engineering, math, biological or physical sciences and has potential for intellectual property protection.