Project Pitch It News-Season 7

Local business owner wins $10,000 prize on television program

May 29, 2023 • Michael Anagnos, founder, and CEO of Yaya’s Skordalia, recently was a contestant on the locally-produced reality television program “Project Pitch It,” in which three contestants promote their products to a panel of judges.  > Learn More

‘Project Pitch It!’ Season 7 highlights exciting innovators

Season 7 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. > Learn More

The Virtual Foundry’s ‘Filamet’ allows customers to 3D print metal, glass and more

May 15, 2023 • Stoughton-based startup The Virtual Foundry is making it possible to 3D print almost any material you can think of using the company’s patented product, known as Filamet. > Learn More

Twelve-year-old CEO, high school students pitch companies on Project Pitch It

May 15, 2023 • Racine resident Josiah Love is the founder of JML Tech Studios. He is a student at Wisconsin Connections Academy in Appleton. > Learn More

Project: pitched | A young entrepreneur shows his NFT book on WISN show

May 13, 2023 • A young author from the Racine area will appear on a local show Saturday to show off his new book. Josiah Love will be on the eighth episode of the seventh season of “Project Pitch It” this Saturday.  > Learn More


Madison-based clothing startup founded by a lawyer wins top ‘Project Pitch It’ prize

May 8, 2023 • Any woman who’s gone to buy professional clothing has experienced firsthand the frustration of not having the same number of pockets as their male counterparts. Entrepreneur Barbara Zabawa has invented a solution…  > Learn More

Yaya's Skordalia: Project Pitch It invests in this delicious Greek food product

May 2023 • Greek-American Michael Anagnos has taken a delicious family recipe passed down from his grandmother and used it to start his own food manufacturing business, Yaya’s Skordalia, in Milwaukee, USA.  > Learn More

Madison-based Pursesuitz Pocketwear founder Barbara Zabawa wins Project Pitch It prize

May 2023 • According to the BizTimes, entrepreneur Barbara Zabawa won this week’s Peg Ann and David Gruber Project Pitch it award of $10,000.  > Learn More

Green Bay golf apparel store to feature on TV show in May

Apr 23, 2023 • The online apparel store Old Fashioned Golf will feature on episode five of  the entrepreneurship TV show “Project Pitch It.” > Learn More

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Entrepreneur’s Greek almond dip catches attention of Project Pitch It moguls

Apr 17, 2023 • Williams Bay entrepreneur Michael Anagnos has taken a Mediterranean family recipe passed down from his grandmother and used it to start his own food manufacturing business.
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Milwaukee startup pawcasso wins top cash prize this week on Project Pitch It

Apr 10, 2023 • A startup that turns your pet’s smudges into a work of art took home the top cash prize on this week’s episode of Project Pitch It. Milwaukee entrepreneur Clint Walters, the owner of pawcasso, won the Peg Ann and David Gruber Project Pitch It Award worth $10,000.
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Ride-share app geared toward those with dementia wins top prize during Project Pitch It

Mar 28, 2023 • A ride-share application that helps those dealing with dementia get back into the community was the winner of this week’s top prize on Project Pitch It. Dr. Bashir Easter, the founder of Melanin Minded LLC, took home this week’s Peg Ann and David Gruber Project Pitch It Award worth $10,000.   > Learn More

Stellar Tech Girls takes top cash prize during season premiere of Project Pitch It

Mar 20, 2023 • The return of Project Pitch It, a Wisconsin program similar to “Shark Tank,” this weekend saw a new batch of entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to a panel of moguls for their chance to win several prizes. The winner of this week’s $10,000 Project Pitch It Award was Marina Bloomer …  > Learn More

The season 7 debut of 'Project Pitch It' is coming to WISN 12

Mar 17, 2023 • It’s Milwaukee’s version of ‘Shark Tank’ as entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to some of the city’s top business moguls.  > Learn More

'Project Pitch It' returns to WISN 12 for a new season

Mar 15, 2023 • Milwaukee-based show is similar to ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ and promotes Milwaukee-area entrepreneurs.   > Learn More

'Project Pitch It' returns to WISN 12 for a new season

Mar 13, 2023 • The Milwaukee-based show is similar to ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ and promotes Milwaukee-area entrepreneurs is back for Season 7!   > Learn More

Online platform seeks to encourage positive mindset for youth

Mar 9, 2023 • Michael Gilbert is a local retail executive who has launched a non-profit with a focus on creating a positive mindset for young people. Its online social platform focuses on the mental health of young adults. And it is featured in the upcoming seventh season of the Wisconsin TV series, “Project Pitch It   > Learn More


LYNKS, making chenille blankets, is woven with Jewish community entrepreneurs

Mar 9, 2023 • One local start-up is offering chunky-knit soft chenille blankets, custom handmade to order.  It’s the work of Milwaukee knitters Camilla Adelman and Jaime Levine, the entrepreneurs behind LYNKS and members of the local Jewish community.   > Learn More


‘Project Pitch It’ returns for season seven this March

Jan 18, 2023 • Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial spirit will again be on display this spring as the “Project Pitch It” TV show, similar to ABC’s “Shark Tank,” returns for its seventh season on March 18. > Learn More

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She's Got Game

Project Pitch It Executive Producer/Creator Bev Greenberg, Milwaukee Bucks Guard Pat Connaughton, and Project Pitch It Mogul Jerry Jendusa pause for a photo op while discussing strategies to support and encourage entrepreneurism in Wisconsin.

TrailHead Adventure participates in "Shark Tank"-Style Wisconsin TV Program

Nov 16, 2022 • TrailHead Adventure in Rice Lake was selected as part of “Project Pitch It” a “Shark Tank”-style television show for Wisconsin entrepreneurs. In front of the panelists, the Hellers presented a pitch for their business and then answered questions. > Learn More

‘Project Pitch It’ entrepreneur Mackenzie Edinger featured by WISN-TV as Person of the Week

Nov 7, 2022 • WISN-TV 12 celebrates Hartland entrepreneur Mackenzie Edinger whose company, The Inclusion Coffee Company, employs people with special needs to help them work on their professional and social skills. > Learn More

‘Project Pitch It’ to welcome student entrepreneurs for season seven

Aug 23, 2022 • Project Pitch It is preparing for its seventh season with a new twist. The show will welcome student entrepreneurs, ages 13-18, to share their business ideas for a chance to win cash prizes and mentoring. Students will join the show’s adult entrepreneurs as they pitch their businesses to a group of well-known Wisconsin “moguls.” Last season’s moguls are set to return and include… > Learn More

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