Tag: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Alumnus Charlie Smith tells about his entrepreneurial goals

The Log highlighted alumnus Charlie Smith ’17 (Business Administration) in May, when he received an entrepreneurial award. The Green Bay Press-Gazette featured more about his career path and how UW-Green Bay and lecturer Ryan Kauth influenced him and helped his business, Pilotsmith, Inc., thrive. Here’s a few excerpts. The rest can be found in the […]

UW-Green Bay joins a dozen universities in an international pitch competition

UW-Green Bay has officially joined nearly a dozen universities from around the world as part of the 2020 International Video Pitch Competition (IVP). UW-Green Bay students will join those from such universities as Ohio University, the University of Pecs, Howard University, Swansea University, the College of Wooster, the University of Osijek, the University of Leeds, […]

Manitowoc Campus student business competition featured by ‘Coolest Coast’

The Coolest Coast featured UW-Green Bay Manitowoc campus when it visited the 2019 Manitowoc County High School Business Idea Competition finals on Tuesday, April 16. The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business sponsored this first area competition where several high school students from three of eight Manitowoc County High Schools presented their business ideas in […]

Alumnus Charlie Smith to receive entrepreneurial award

Charlie Smith ’17 (Business Administration) will receive an entrepreneurial award at the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Business Recognition Luncheon, Tuesday, June 4. As a student in spring 2015, Smith did an independent study with Prof. Lucy Arendt and Ryan Kauth to help with the start of his startup business, Pilotsmith. Pilotsmith, Inc. is a flight […]

Manitowoc County’s Big Dreamers compete to Light Up the Lakeshore

High school students from across Manitowoc County gathered at the UW–Green Bay Manitowoc Campus Theater on Tuesday, May 15, 2019, to compete in the 2019 Light Up the Lakeshore Student Business Idea Competition. Eight students of a total of fourteen entered presented their ideas for new businesses and services to a panel of business leaders, […]

Tom Still: Upper Midwest’s ‘I-Q corridor’ offers options to coastal congestion

“Aaron Kennedy is an entrepreneur with national credentials. He was founder and chief executive officer for Noodles & Company, led Colorado’s successful branding and marketing campaign, managed product rollouts for major firms and continues to advise emerging companies through some of the nation’s leading accelerators. Now, perhaps somewhat to his surprise, UW-Madison graduate Kennedy is […]

UW-Green Bay students participate in innovation skills accelerator program

Five UW-Green Bay students recently completed an innovation skills accelerator program with The Commons, which places college students from 25 Wisconsin universities on interdisciplinary teams to work on real corporate and civic challenges as well as student startups, in Milwaukee. The five students applied to the program and were chosen for the Spring 2019 cohort. Jennifer Nowicki (Business […]

UW-Green Bay students finish in top 25 in worldwide business simulation

A team of UW-Green Bay Business Administration majors comprised of students Daniel Behnke (CFO), Mark Fischer (CMO), Spencer Fritsche (CHRO) and Jordyn Vanden Heuvel (CEO) were previously featured for placing in a tie for 36th place worldwide in the business simulation they were taking part in as part of their Strategic Management capstone class. The team has […]

UW-Green Bay students want to redefine textbook market

As students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wyatt Smet, Garriet Kanis and Zach Zeutzius had an easy time coming up with an idea for the Campus Student Business Idea Contest — an idea that took first place in the contest held a few weeks ago. “When we were asked to come up with an […]

Marinette Campus Student Business Idea Contest winners announced

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Environmental science student Madisen Klaver won the $500 first prize at the Spring 2019 Marinette Campus Student Business Idea Contest on Tuesday, April 2, at the Marinette Campus. Klaver’s idea — an industrial hemp-based material, could be used as an alternative for plastic bottles, and would break down completely within a few months. Biomedical engineering […]