Co-working spaces, brand design services and social media consulting are just some of the prizes to be awarded to the Top 28 finalists in the 2019 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. This year’s prize pool, which also includes cash, is valued at $150,000.

The 16th annual contest culminates with live presentations by the “Diligent Dozen,” June 4 at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Milwaukee.  Awards will be presented at the June 5 BPC Luncheon, sponsored by Madison Development Corp. Register here for the conference at Venue 42 at Milwaukee Brewing Co.

In addition to cash prizes, Wisconsin companies are offering a variety of service or “in-kind” prizes year. For many contestants, these services will provide an important jumpstart in getting their businesses rolling. Such contributions include:

Sponsors contributing to the cash prize pool are led by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and include Aberdean Consulting; American Transmission Co.; AT&T; BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Cresa; Kollath & Associates; Madison Gas & Electric; Marshfield Clinic Health System; Michael Best; Midwest Prototyping; Neider & Boucher; OneNeck IT Solutions; State of Wisconsin Investment Board; UW-Madison Office of Business Engagement; and Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.