Season 6 of “Project Pitch It,” the television show presented by UW-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, aired this spring. The show’s weekly format features entrepreneurs pitching their businesses/products to moguls for one of three awards.
Congrats to all the participants for the experience, exposure and rewards they earned. The Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship is familiar with 14 of them:
$10,000 Peg Ann & David Gruber Award winners:
- Advantage Point 360 (Ross Younger) of Milwaukee, which offers 360-degree photography and virtual tours
- A Goodman’s Desserts (Alan Goodman) of Milwaukee, which makes cookies, cakes and bread pudding
- Dr. Dyslexia Dude (Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson) of Oshkosh, which uses graphic novels to tell the story of a young Black superhero who has dyslexia
- Empresaria Cosmetics (Izabelle Villafuerte) of Greendale, which makes easier-to-clean makeup brushes for heavy makeup users
- Griffin & Gargoyle (Daniel Colwell) of Lake Geneva, which plans to offer an immersive fantasy restaurant and amusement experience opening in 2024
- Sydetasker (Collin Milligan) of Milwaukee, which offers an app for all types of tasks to be completed
$5,000 Jendusa/UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center Award winners:
- Angler Armor (Brian Fox) of Fond du Lac, which created an alarm system to meet the needs of serious tournament fishermen
- Ciao Bella Athletics (Gina Cornell) of Wausau, which makes well-fitting triathlon wear with eco-friendly dyes and state-of-the-art fabrics
- Gold Coast Candy (Yaw Asare) of Appleton, which makes Ghana style peanut brittle
- Plush Clothing (Yolanda Coleman) of Racine, which offers trendy yet reasonably priced plus-size clothing and accessories
- Unytus (Jit and Sukhi Sukhvider) of Brookfield, which created an edutainment app that enables young students to embrace diversity through a culturally responsive English language arts curriculum
$1,500 American Family/We Energies Award winners:
- Otto Sciences (Harsimran Kalsi) of Brookfield, which provides a marketplace for experimental services, and meaningful collaboration in the scientific community.
- Rapid Radicals Technology (Paige Peters) of Milwaukee, which creates a rapid, decentralized wastewater treatment system that can treat water 16 times faster than conventional treatment (also recently won the 2022 Governor’s Business Plan Contest)
- Solar Forma (Brian Graff and Greg Johnson) of Eau Claire, which designs aesthetically pleasing multi-purpose solar products for public spaces
We look forward to continuing to support these exceptional entrepreneurs. And we are thankful to opportunities like Project Pitch It; if you missed your chance to watch Season 6, check out episodes now or catch some of the replays!