Social Work student wins Spring 2021 UWGB Student Business Idea Virtual Pitch Contest

Cheri Branham (Social Work) and her project Technology Literacy Training for Older Adults has won the Spring 2021 UWGB Student Business Idea Virtual Pitch Contest. Branham pitched her idea in a 90-second video. First prize is $500 cash. Her project, influenced by her grandmother, provides free technology help to older adults at locations such as the ADRC. The teacher/mentors? College students. Branham recently placed first in the 2021 Innovation in Aging competition (see her presentation here) and will be competing May 20, 2021 in the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament. Register to attend.

Prize money was furnished by Dental City’s Competitive Spark Endowment.

See the Spring 2021 UWGB Student Business Idea Virtual Pitch Contest overview.

  • The second place winner of $400 was John Dyer (Business Administration) and his pitch for his very own Dyer Brewing Company.
  • Third place of $300 went to a team of six students working on Empowerment Through Diversity.
  • Fourth place, and $250, went to the team pitching their Support Local Subscription Box idea.
  • Fifth place, and $200, went to the team with the Healthy Snax Box idea.
  • Sixth place went to COLORSTOP, an idea pitched by a team of MS Management students. They earned $150 cash. COLORSTOP was the third place winner of Innovation in Aging 2021.
  • Seventh place and $125 cash went to eSec, another team of MS Management students. This team recently pitched at The Pitch (https://thepitchfoxcities.com/the-event/2021-st-norbert-college/) at St. Norbert College against teams from Lawrence University, UW 0shkosh, and St. Norbert College.
  • Eighth place, and $75, went to Joe Bezio (Undeclared) who pitched his idea, Flex-Holder.