Project Pitch It News-Season 6

Proud of the entrepreneurs on
Season 6 of ‘Project Pitch It’

June 20, 2022 • Season 6 of “Project Pitch It,” the television show presented by UW-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, aired this spring. The show’s weekly format features entrepreneurs pitching their businesses/products to moguls for one of three awards. Congrats to all the participants for the experience, exposure, and rewards they earned. The Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship is familiar with 14 of them…
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'Project Pitch It' aims to inspire, educate and entertain people about Wisconsin entrepreneurism

May 17, 2022 • The television show Project Pitch It features Wisconsin entrepreneurs pitching their companies to business leaders and moguls.  Now in its sixth season, the show has featured over 100 entrepreneurs. Creator and executive producer Bev Greenberg joins Lake Effect to share more. > LISTEN NOW


Milwaukee company’s virtual tour offerings win $10,000 Project Pitch It prize

May 16, 2022 • Milwaukee resident Ross Younger and his company Advantage Point 360 were given the $10,000 Project Pitch It Award during this week’s episode. The company’s 360° Virtual Tours allow businesses to share their space in an immersive virtual environment. Customers can experience a virtual walk-through of a business from any device.  
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Project Pitch It: Sydetasker platform helping homeowners knock out their to-do lists

May 9, 2022 • Milwaukee entrepreneur Colin Milligan and his company, Sidetasker are helping homeowners tackle their to-do list through their handy mobile app.  > Learn More

Creator of ‘Doctor Dyslexia Dude’ graphic novels takes home $10,000 Project Pitch It prize

May 9, 2022 • Oshkosh resident Shawn Robinson has taken a difficulty he’s faced in his own life and turned it into a business that helps support young children. Robinson and his wife have written three “Doctor Dyslexia Dude” graphic novels, which tell the story of a young Black superhero who has Dyslexia.  > Learn More

Watch Racine's Yolanda Coleman make her 'Plush' pitch on TV this Saturday, May 14th

May 8, 2022 •One of Downtown Racine’s business owners is set to make an appearance on the sixth season of Wisconsin’s answer to the long-running ABC show “Shark Tank.” Yolanda Coleman, the owner of Plush Clothing, 409 Main St., will be making an appearance at 10:35 p.m. Saturday on the eighth episode of the sixth season of “Project Pitch It.” The show airs on WISN-TV (Channel 12). >Learn More


Project Pitch It inspired by Jewish values, a positive version of ‘Shark Tank’

May 4, 2022 • Love watching Shark Tank? Wisconsinites can also view a local, more positive take on the hit television show. Every week, viewers across Wisconsin can tune in for a new episode of “Project Pitch It,” a show where Wisconsin entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas to a panel of leading business moguls and win awards to advance their projects, according to promotional material. Bev Greenberg founded “Project Pitch It” six years ago to fill a need for the Wisconsin community. Greenberg is a longtime local Jewish community advocate, though this project is for the wider community. > Learn More


New Milwaukee CBD bakery wins Project Pitch It $10,000 prize

May 2, 2022 • A new kind of bakery won over the moguls during this week’s episode of Project Pitch It. Amanda Buhrman, founder of Milwaukee-based company Sweetly Baked, won the $10,000 Project Pitch It Award. Sweetly Baked is Milwaukee’s first commercial CBD Bakery, specializing in handcrafted, small-batch confections. In the first month after she opened, Buhrman sold over 1,000 individual items.
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The Buzz: Appleton-based networking business pitches idea on ‘Shark Tank’-type reality show

April 29, 2022 • Micronet, a networking startup based in Appleton, will be featured on the television program “Project Pitch It” this weekend. Project Pitch It, presented by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, gives Wisconsin entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their business idea in a “Shark Tank”-type setting.
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Griffin & Gargoyle immersive fantasy experience wins Project Pitch It $10,000 prize

April 25, 2022 • Griffin & Gargoyle founder Daniel Colwell wants to offer customers a new model of immersive fantasy entertainment. Colwell took home the $10,000 Project Pitch It cash award during this week’s episode.  > Learn More

Local entrepreneur pitches idea for Dungeons and Dragons-themed restaurant on television program.

April 20, 2022 • Local entrepreneur Daniel Colwell recently had the opportunity to present plans for the Griffin & Gargoyle Tavern on the television program, “Project Pitch It.” The show is set to air 10:35 p.m., April 23 on WISN-TV 12 ABC in Milwaukee. > Learn More

‘Sydetasker’ inventor takes home Project Pitch It $10,000 prize

April 18, 2022 • 2022 Milwaukee entrepreneur Colin Milligan and his company Sydetasker won the Peg Ann & David Gruber Project Pitch It $10,000 award during this week’s episode of Project Pitch It.
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‘Project Pitch-it’ show helps business owner and triathlete cross the finish line to her goals

April 8, 2022 •  WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – A woman from Wausau is making her dream come true one step at a time. Gina Cornell is a triathlete who designs clothes for those who share her passion. Cornell presented her business on the show ‘Project Pitch-it’ to get her business on its feet.  > Watch the newscast

Greendale woman gets ‘Project Pitch It’ $10,000 prize for her handcrafted cosmetic brushes

April 4, 2022 • Greendale resident Izabelle Villafuerte, founder of Empresaria Cosmetics, took home the Peg Ann/David Gruber Project Pitch It $10,000 cash award this week on Project Pitch It. > Learn More

Kohler entrepreneur to be featured on “Project Pitch It” TV show

April 1, 2022 • Project Pitch It, a television show presented by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, features 24 Wisconsin entrepreneurs pitching their ideas or businesses to a panel of local leaders and leading business moguls who question, advise, and challenge the participants to take their ventures to the next level.  > Learn More

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Dyslexia specialist to appear on
‘Project Pitch It’

March 30, 2022 •  An author and dyslexia specialist is one of 24 entrepreneurs who will be featured on the Wisconsin-based show, “Project Pitch It” where business ideas are presented to a panel of five Wisconsin moguls. Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson, a University of Wisconsin Oshkosh graduate, is the author of a series of graphic novels called “Dr. Dyslexia Dude,” a story of an African American boy who is also a super-hero with dyslexia.  > Learn More

Local Racine business owner appears on "Project Pitch It" TV show

March 29, 2022 •  You can find Sergio Molina and his Esperanza Coffee Collective booth each Saturday at the Kenosha Public Market, plus Sunday through Friday at his coffee drive-thru, located at The Branch, 1501 Washington Ave. in Racine. You   > Learn More


A Goodman’s Desserts continues to attract funding during ‘Project Pitch It’

March 28, 2022 • A local baking company whose customers include the Milwaukee Bucks took home the largest cash prize during the latest episode of Project Pitch It. Alan Goodman of Milwaukee-based A Goodman’s Desserts was awarded the Peg Ann/David Gruber Project Pitch It $10,000 cash award. > Learn More

Madison entrepreneur’s travel company earns $10K on season premiere of ‘Project Pitch It’

March 21, 2022 • Otehlia Cassidy, founder of Madison-based travel company Otehlia Travels, took home the Project Pitch It $10,000 cash award. She founded the company…”  > Learn More

Appleton candymaker from Ghana to be featured on Project Pitch It.

March 17, 2022 • Gold Coast Candy, an Appleton-based candymaker that specializes in Ghana-style brittle, will be featured on the television program “Project Pitch It” this weekend. “Project Pitch It,” presented by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, gives Wisconsin entrepreneurs  > Learn More


Gale Klappa joins
‘Project Pitch It’ Moguls for Season Six

FEBRUARY 21, 2022 • A group of 24 Wisconsin entrepreneurs will seek to bring their business dreams to fruition as they take part in the new season of “Project Pitch It,” premiering on WISN-TV Channel 12 on March 19 and March 20.  > Learn More


'Project Pitch It' Returns
for a Sixth Season

FEBRUARY 17, 2022 • Project Pitch It intersects entrepreneurship, education, and entertainment to inspire small business owners to pursue their passion with relentless motivation. Co-sponsored by BizTimes Media & WISN-12 News, the show follows a ‘Shark Tank-like’ style format. Wisconsin innovators and entrepreneurs make their pitch to area business moguls in a bid to win three potential awards.  > Learn More

UW-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

Gale Klappa is Project Pitch It's newest Mogul/Sponsor

Project Pitch It welcomes Gale Klappa to Season 6 as its newest Mogul/Sponsor

FEBRUARY 8, 2022 • Gale Klappa joins Project Pitch It as a Mogul in Season 6. He is the Executive Chairman – WEC Energy Group and a Director of Associated Banc-Corp and Badger Meter Inc. Gale also is co-chair of the Milwaukee 7 and on the Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. He previously served as chief executive officer of WEC Energy Group — parent of We Energies.


Brand new Season. Brand New Set. The Project Pitch It team is Ready!

FEBRUARY 1, 2022 • March 19th is almost here. Save the date! An amazing season of dynamic ideas are headed your way. • Meet the Team – Pictured left to right: Jerry Jendusa (Host/Executive Producer), Joanne Sabir (Mogul/Sponsor), Bev Greenberg (Executive Producer/Creator), Gale Kappa (Mogul/Sponsor), Jason Ruck (Director), David Gruber (Mogul/Sponsor), and Peg Ann (Mogul/Executive Producer) ~ Photo by John Grant Photography

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