An Appleton-based company that created a visual knowledge-sharing application took the top cash prize at Startup Wisconsin Pitch at Summerfest Tech Wednesday, a $20,000 competition that was one of the highlights of the one-day virtual innovation conference.
Summerfest Tech, now in its third year, was switched to a virtual setting due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The virtual conference also included seminars, panel discussions, keynote presentations, virtual exhibitors area and networking opportunities.
To apply for the competition, a startup must have raised less than $250,000 in capital or is generating less than $500,000 in annual revenue. The judges for the competition were Rashaun Williams, general partner at Manhattan Venture Partners; who also started Queensbridge Venture Partners with recording artist and investor, Nas; Allison Weil of Chicago’s Hyde Park Venture Partners; Craig Schedler of Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, the venture arm of Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual, and Girish Ramachandra of Wipfli.
Here’s a breakdown of the winners. The $20,000 is provided by Milwaukee World Festival and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Read the full story here.