The Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is back for its 20th year of helping entrepreneurs prepare to launch their business. A total of 150 entries have been narrowed down to 13 finalists who will all present their businesses to a panel of judges on May 31.

Finalists from southeastern Wisconsin include:

  • Germantown-based Chocolate Rescue for Dogs: Founder Arek Schmocker has created a dog treat that encapsulates the toxins found in chocolate if a dog were to accidentally eat some.
  • Milwaukee-based Energy Tech Innovations: Founder Bryan Johnson is helping the company develop a low-cost, water-based gas treatment method that will convert biogas into renewable natural gas, a greenhouse gas neutral fuel.
  • Oconomowoc-based Soul Mobility: Founder Troy Tesmer aims to provide solutions to the physically challenged through the startup’s user-inspired designs and innovations.
  • West Allis-based WORKSHIFT: Founder Bekki Yang is helping connect local health care workers with businesses and organizations seeking on-demand health care workers to perform necessary COVID-19 testing, vaccinations, among other medical/clinical services.

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