New North presents local, regional entrepreneurial pitch contests with local partners
Seven local partners planning events that will lead up to December 2 regional event; Deadline to upload pitch ideas is October 26
NEW NORTH, September 30, 2021 – StartUp Week in Wisconsin is November 14-20, 2021. Many events will be occurring, both in person and virtually, across Northeast Wisconsin. Among them are local pitch events that lead up to a regional pitch event presented by New North, Inc.
In preparation for the regional pitch event, local partners are hosting qualifying events. The deadline to upload a pitch idea is October 26. Those interested can go to www.thestartuphub.org/pitch and select the one registration link that is closest to them.
“New North is proud to be working with local partners again this year to provide an opportunity for creative business ideas to be shared through these pitch competitions,” says Barb LaMue, president and CEO of New North, Inc. “We thank the Greater Green Bay Chamber for hosting the application website.”
The local contests are open to all residents located in Northeast Wisconsin or those will be launching their businesses in the region. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age and the business must have generated less than $300,000 in either capital raised and/or revenue received. Winners from the last two years are not eligible to re-apply.
Brown County – Startup Hub-Greater Green Bay Chamber – Audible Pitch Event
Date: Nov. 16, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Urban Hub, 340 N. Broadway, Suite 200, Green Bay, WI 54303
Contact: Ron Franklin, [email protected]
(Virtual Pitch Workshop – November 2) www.greatergbc.org
Marinette County – inVenture North – Invent Your North Pitch
Date: Nov. 16, 2021
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Wisconsin Maritime Center of Excellence, 1320 Main Street, Marinette, WI 54143
Contact: Roberta Davis, [email protected]
(Workshops by appointment) www.inventurenorth.com
Manitowoc County – Progress Lakeshore – LevelUp
Date: Nov. 15, 2021
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, 7001 Gass Lake Road, Manitowoc, WI 54220
Contact: Ann Flad-Jesion, [email protected]
(Virtual Pitch Workshops – October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 2) www.progresslakeshore.org Sheboygan County – Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. – Accelerate Sheboygan County
Contact: Ray York, [email protected] www.accelsc.com
The top two winners from each of these local contests will receive prize money – $1,000 cash for first place, $500 for second place – with the top winners advancing to the NEW Launch Alliance Hatch Event on December 2, where they will compete for additional funding for their business ideas and broad investor attention. Prize money at the regional event is $3,000 for first place and $2,000 for second place.
The winners will also give an update at the New North Summit at Lambeau Field on June 9, 2022. We thank BrightStar Foundation and WBD, Inc., for their local and regional event sponsorships.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin Oshkosh also have been active in the planning of these events and separately will be hosting pitch contests for their students’ participation.