Student Sam Hunt’s idea moves to international competition
UW-Green Bay student entrepreneur Sam Hunt’s The Local Food Experiment has won the state’s Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament (WBIT), sponsored by WiSys. The win earns Sam $2,500 and a trip to compete at the International Business Model Competition in Provo, Utah, May 10-11. At the international competition, Sam will be up against teams from Harvard, Iowa, Michigan State, Tulane, Quinnipiac, Mississippi, and BYU, as well as from Mexico, Chile, Canada, Peru, Brazil, Cambodia, Japan, Jamaica and India. Hunt is a Mathematics major.
Sam is also the inventor of PrecisionLAG, a golf swing training aid. With that invention he won this year’s UWGB Student Business Idea Contest (watch his pitch video) and earned a STEM in Business Award from WiSys, placed third at this year’s “The Pitch,” and is a graduate of the second ever cohort of the gBETA Northeast Wisconsin free accelerator program, recently presenting at their LiveBETA event in April.