UW-Green Bay alumnus featured in “Wisconsin State Farmer”

UW-Green Bay alumnus Brad Pfaff (Public Administration, Business Administration), Secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, was featured in the Wisconsin State Farmer. Pfaff is looking forward to serving “the farmers of Wisconsin and the rural communities of the state.” Read more.

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus business idea workshop and contest featured

The business idea workshop and contest hosted by the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 has been featured in the Herald Times Reporter. The business idea workshop will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., while the student business idea contest will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Read more.

UW-Green Bay student advances in state business plan contest

UW-Green Bay student Renee DeGrand (Business Administration) has advanced to the semi-finals of the 2019 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Fifty of the nearly two hundred entries advanced. Judging will commence through April with the top half advancing to the next round. The top approximately dozen finalists will present at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in June in Milwaukee.

UW-Green Bay Student Business Idea Contest on Wednesday, Mar. 27

The UW-Green Bay Student Business Idea Competition will be taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Phoenix Room C located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Please attend to hear UW-Green Bay students pitch their business ideas in 90 seconds, take questions from the panel of judges and hear about the new Startup Hub in Green Bay. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

Students should be encouraged to enter the competition, which is open to UW-Green Bay students from all majors. Students should email Ryan Kauth (KauthR@uwgb.edu) by Friday, Mar. 22, 2019 for how to prepare the 90-second new product or business idea video as a public YouTube link.

Student Business Idea Contest to be held at Marinette Campus on Tuesday, Apr. 2

A Student Business Idea Contest will be taking place at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus on Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. In order to participate, students should email kauthr@uwgb.edu by noon on Friday, Mar. 22, 2019. Students would then be instructed on how to create a YouTube video link of a draft of your 90-second business idea pitch which needs to be completed by noon on Friday, Mar. 29, 2019. Students chosen to be contestants in the pitch contest will earn an automatic $50 if they pitch. Contestants will pitch their business idea to judges who will award up to $500 for first prize, $250 for second prize, and $100 for third prize.

Students who pitch are also eligible for the following:

  • A partial scholarship to a 6-credit travel course, the European Innovation Academy in Portugal or Italy or the Asia Pacific Innovation Academy in China, summer 2019.
  • Represent UW-Green Bay at The Pitch on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019, from 4-6pm at Titletown Tech in Green Bay.
  • Represent UW-Green Bay at the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament on a Saturday in April in Madison.
  • Apply to represent UW-Green Bay at e-Fest in Minneapolis in April.

For questions, please contact Ryan Kauth, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, at UW-Green Bay at KauthR@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2004.

2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest to take place at UW-Green Bay, the Press-Gazette reports

The 2018 Northeast Wisconsin Business Plan Contest has spent the last two months narrowing business ideas submitted from most corners of Northeast Wisconsin to the three finalists. They will now make their final presentation to judges at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at UW-Green Bay. Read more.

Reminder: Professional development workshop set for Tuesday, Dec. 4

Professional development workshops are offered through the Small Business Development Center of UW-Green Bay’s 2018-2019 Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. The workshop “Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers” is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. Cost of this workshop includes instruction, material, DISC assessment, morning refreshments and lunch. For more information on registration: visit the website, email sbdc@uwgb.edu or call 920-496-2117.

Call for nominations for named professorships

Nominations are now being accepted for the following named professorships:

  • Philip J. and Elizabeth Hendrickson Professorship for Business
  • Barbara Hauxhurst Cofrin Professorship of Natural Sciences
  • Patricia Wood Baer Professorship in Education

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. Please send nomination materials via email to the Secretary of Faculty and Staff at SOFAS@uwgb.edu.

Professional development workshop set for Tuesday, Oct. 30

Professional development workshops are offered through the Small Business Development Center of UW-Green Bay’s 2018-2019 Supervisory Leadership Certificate program. The workshop “Effective Communication” is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. Cost of this workshop includes instruction, material, DISC assessment, morning refreshments and lunch. For more information on registration, visit their website, email sbdc@uwgb.edu or call 920-496-2117.

Austin E. Cofrin School of Business hosted Open House event

The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business hosted a Business Open House event on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. Prospective students interested in Business Administration and Accounting related programs visited campus to interact with interns, alumni, faculty and staff to learn what the School of Business has to offer.