UW-Green Bay student Omar Al-Amerecany takes the top prize for his ‘Big Idea’

Business Idea Competition ParticipantUW-Green Bay held its first student business idea competition on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Cash awards were awarded, and the top two finishers will represent UW-Green Bay at the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament in Madison on April 22 as well as at The Pitch event at Fox Cities Stadium on May 3. Top UW-Green Bay finishers:

1st place ($500) – Omar Al-Amerecany with the Eco-RL plastic recyclable plate covers idea.
2nd place ($300) – Sam Hunt & Maria Romfoe with the Eco Food GB locally sourced food home delivery idea.
3rd pace ($100) – Courtney Hamilton with the Rep4AllMedia app idea.
Honorable Mentions ($50 each) – Kevin Heim with the Resistr political activist app idea, and Jake Taylor with the Critical Maneuver customizable first-person shooter video game idea.

Judges included UW-Green Bay alumni, entrepreneurs and investors from such firms as N.E.W. Venture Foundry, Cineviz and Move Mission. The event was sponsored by UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin School of Business as well as WiSys Technology Foundation and UW-Extension. The featured speaker was Squirel co-founder Ashley Choi, who graduated from the gBeta program and is from Appleton. Ashley started Squirel while she attended UW-Madison as an education major.

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Business Idea Competition

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

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