GREEN BAY — As part of Sheboygan’s Startup Wisconsin Week, UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus will be hosting a Business Idea Workshop and Student Business Idea Contest on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Wombat Room.
The Business Idea Workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the community. In less than half an hour, learn how to structure a business idea into a communicative format. There will also be the opportunity to pitch your business idea, and you could be awarded up to $100 in cash for pitching an idea.
The first annual UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Student Business Idea contest will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sheboygan Campus students can apply to the contest by sending an email to KauthR@uwgb.edu by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Students will be instructed on how to create a YouTube link of a draft of their 90-second business idea pitch by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.
Students chosen to be contestants in the pitch contest will earn an automatic $50 if they pitch. Contestants will pitch their business idea to judges who will award up to $500 for first prize, $250 for second prize and $100 for third prize.
Students who pitch are also eligible for the following:
- A partial scholarship to a six-credit travel course at the European Innovation Academy in Portugal or Italy or the Asia Pacific Innovation Academy in China for Summer 2019.
- The chance to represent UW-Green Bay at The Pitch on Thursday, Apr, 11, 2019 at Titletown Tech in Green Bay.
- The chance to represent UW-Green Bay at the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament in April 2019 in Madison
- The chance to apply to represent UW-Green Bay at e-Fest in Minneapolis in April 2019.
For questions, please contact Ryan Kauth, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, at UW-Green Bay by email at KauthR@uwgb.edu or by phone at 920-465-2004.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.