Student Business Idea Contest at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, April 21

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will hold its second Student Business Idea Contest on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Marinette Campus cafeteria. UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus students will pitch their business ideas in 90 seconds and take questions from the panel of judges. Finalists who pitch will receive at least $50, with a first-place prize of $500, second-place prize of $250 and a third-place prize of $100. Cash prizes are sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Cofrin School of Business.

The competition is open to all UW-Green Bay, Marinette students from all majors. To enter the competition, please email Ryan Kauth at by 12 p.m. by Monday, April 13. Students will be instructed how to create a PowerPoint slide and a public YouTube link of a draft of their 90-second idea pitch for a new product or new business, which can include nonprofits. The video link and PowerPoint slide must be submitted to by 12 p.m. on Friday, April 17 for students to be eligible for prizes.

The evening’s events will begin with a Business Idea Pitch Workshop for the entire community from 6 to 6:30 p.m. In 30 minutes, participants will learn how to communicate an idea for a new product or business. Following the workshop is the Student Business Idea Contest from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Finally, from 7 to 7:30 p.m., anyone from the community can impromptu pitch for cash. For questions about the contest, please contact Ryan Kauth, UW-Green Bay Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, at or 920-465-2004.


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