Five UW-Green Bay students traveled to Milwaukee 10+ times this semester for an independent study to build their entrepreneurial skills. The program was hosted by The Commons. Pictured are (from left to right) freshmen Maria Arunkumar (Business Administration) and Kirby Katers (Business Administration), senior Jordan Shefchik (Psychology), junior Evan Grzyb (Computer Science) and senior Jake Taylor (Business Administration). The students had to apply to the program and work on teams with students from a variety of majors and degree levels from other eastern Wisconsin colleges and universities.
Arunkumar worked on a team developing a startup called “Beyond Reach” which analyzes demographic and other dynamic data to create unique strategies for search and rescue planning on land.
Katers worked on a team for a corporate innovation project for sponsor Godfrey and Kahn. The product is called “Hivemind,” an open-source, internal, knowledge-base repository that stores and secures tribal knowledge.
Shefchik worked on a team for a corporate innovation product for sponsor Kohl’s. “Kohl’s Preturns” is a faster and more convenient way for customers to make their returns to “Save time. Avoid the line!”
Grzyn and Taylor worked on a team developing a startup called “Portal Fitness,” an innovative home fitness company giving climbers the equipment they need to improve at home. The startup’s tagline is “Climb on your time.” Taylor, (far right) is holding their first product prototype.