The Summerfest Tech Pitch Competition is set to return this June during the expanded three-day event to be held at Potawatomi Casino Hotel.
The Pitch Competition, produced by Young Enterprising Society and sponsored by Molson Coors, involves a group of entrepreneurs sharing their business ideas for the chance to win a portion of a $50,000 cash prize. A $5,000 prize will be awarded to a “Hometown Winner” from the greater Milwaukee area. This year, the Summerfest Tech Pitch Competition saw 70% growth in the number of applications received, which spanned 12 states and 20 countries. Finalists from southeastern Wisconsin include:
- Milwaukee-based Wellacy Health: Wellacy Health provides a platform that can help marginalized communities achieve better outcomes when trying to reach their health goals.
- Wauwatosa-based CrossKudi: A global money transfer platform powered by blockchain technology.
- Milwaukee-based AfroTech: A tech, investing and wealth-building platform for the Black community.