UW-Green Bay Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition | NBC26

Nine teams took part in the Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Each team was tasked with finding creative and innovative ways to solve a problem related with aging. View the video from 5:35:50-5:36:40. Source: UW-Green Bay Innovation in Aging Student Idea Competition | NBC 26

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 kauthr@uwgb.edu 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 kauthr@uwgb.edu 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 kauthr@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2004.

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UW-Green Bay student Marissa Dyess to compete at 2020 Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

UW-Green Bay student Marissa Dyess (Business Administration) will compete in the prestigious Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs from April 2-3, 2020 at Smith College in Northampton, MA. Dyess will graduate in May 2020 with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and has placed in several UW-Green Bay student business idea pitch contests in the past. The Draper Competition is an on-ramp for undergraduate women seeking access to entrepreneurship opportunities, capital and networks. The competition started in 2013 to level the playing field for aspiring undergraduate female founders. Last year, UW-Green Bay student, now alum, Jennifer Nowicki ’19 (Business Administration), owner of tea specialty shop Cultivate Taste, was the only college student from Wisconsin chosen to compete and the first UW-Green Bay student to do so.

Reminder: ‘Strong Women Strong Coffee,’ Fueled by Caffeine and Passionate Entrepreneurs is March 5

This free networking event in the 1965 Room, University Union, Green Bay Campus, on March 5, 2020 is for women who are focused on achieving something fresh for themselves and for their business. This event melds business professionals with entrepreneurs and encourages building and growing meaningful connections. The program is casual and each session features a local strong woman’s story of success. Pre-registration is encouraged. Full breakfast will be served. Featured speaker is Abbey Sutherland, Head Coach, Green Bay women’s volleyball.

AGENDA

8 to 8:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking (Participants are welcome to join after 8:30)

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Speaker presentation and Q&A

Join and…

  • Brew new ideas for growing your business
  • Sweeten your business and community network
  • Learn from an “Espresso-monial” – A shot of inspiration from a local female business leader who shares her story through a brief Q & A
  • Connect with other inventive, inspired, resourceful and highly- productive business owners and industry/government expertsFREE (Pre registration is encouraged.) Register here, or call 920.944.2700

Save the date: ‘Strong Women Strong Coffee,’ Fueled by Caffeine and Passionate Entrepreneurs is March 5

This free networking event in the 1965 Room, University Union, Green Bay Campus, on March 5, 2020 is for women who are focused on achieving something fresh for themselves and for their business. This event melds business professionals with entrepreneurs and encourages building and growing meaningful connections. The program is casual and each session features a local strong woman’s story of success. Pre-registration is encouraged. Full breakfast will be served. Featured speaker is Abbey Sutherland, Head Coach, Green Bay women’s volleyball.

AGENDA

8 to 8:30 a.m. Coffee & Networking (Participants are welcome to join after 8:30)

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Speaker presentation and Q&A

Join and…

  • Brew new ideas for growing your business
  • Sweeten your business and community network
  • Learn from an “Espresso-monial” A shot of inspiration from a local female business leader who shares her story through a brief Q & A
  • Connect with other inventive, inspired, resourceful and highly- productive business owners and industry/government expertsFREE (Pre registration is encouraged.) Register here, or call 920.944.2700

Cash, prizes can be earned at Quick Pitch event, April 1

Faculty and staff, please encourage participation in Quick Pitch on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the STEM Innovation Center, Rooms 136-139. WiSys Quick Pitch is a “pitch” competition that inspires UW-Green Bay undergraduate and graduate students to consider the impact of their research. Students are welcome to present research from any discipline, including science, technology, social sciences, humanities, arts, education, business and other studies. Students may present research at any stage of development, meaning the project does not need to be finished in order for students to participate. Participants have three minutes to impress a panel of judges with their research and their ability to articulate its larger importance to society. The best of the best win cash prizes and secure a spot in the Quick Pitch State Final. The event is free and open to the public. To learn more information or to register, visit the WiSys website.

UW-Green Bay alumna and entrepreneur, Marianna DeMyer featured in Insight on Business

Alumna Marianna “Yana” DeMyer ’84 (Communications and the Arts), was recently featured in a question and answer style article in Insight on Business. DeMyer, the founder and CEO of Roving Blue Inc., was interviewed about the process of beginning her portable water purification company in 2012 and how she and the company have grown since.

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus student takes second place at pitch event

UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus student Nathan Bihini placed second at the “Invent Your North” Hatch Event on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Bihini’s success at the pitch event qualifies him to compete for the $5,000 grand prize in Green Bay on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 for the Hatch Regional Finale, presented by New North and BrightStar.

He extends his gratitude to Associate Lecturer, Sue Craver, for her mentorship and guidance during this process.

Bihini
Bihini pitches at Hatch Event

UW-Green Bay entrepreneur-in-residence Aaron Kennedy focuses on improving Green Bay entrepreneurship | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Titletown Tech and UW-Green Bay entrepreneur-in-residence Aaron Kennedy wants to “bolster the community’s standing among startups and prepare the next generation of business-starters for the challenges ahead.” More via Aaron Kennedy founded Noodles & Co. and helped launch Lunchables. His next project: Green Bay | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.