The Wisconsin Technology Council announced the finalists in the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Known as the “Diligent (Baker’s) Dozen,” 13 early-stage business founders will present their businesses to judges and attendees of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on Wednesday, June 5, at the Italian Community Center.

This is the final round of the competition that began in January with nearly 150 applicants.

Contestants are vying for prizes that include cash, office space, legal assistance, accounting, information technology consulting, marketing, and more. About $2.8 million in cash and in-kind prizes have been awarded since the inception of the contest in 2004.

Five of the 13 finalists are from the Milwaukee 7 Region.

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