A regional startup pitch competition in northeast Wisconsin has narrowed the field to the final eight entrepreneurs, who will compete for more funding at the upcoming New North Summit in Green Bay.

These eight finalists have diverse early-stage companies spread across various industries, including small business software, e-sports, entertainment, music, beauty and clothing. They made it through earlier rounds of the HATCH competition held by local economic development groups, beating out nearly 30 other contestants.

“Not only will event attendees enjoy the presentations, it will provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to expose their ideas to a large audience,” said Barb LaMue, executive director for the New North, which covers the 18 counties of northeast Wisconsin.

The four qualifying events — held in Green Bay, Sheboygan, Appleton and Marinette — doled out $2,000 to the winner and $1,000 to the runner-up. Those eight finalists will be competing for larger cash prizes at the regional final. View the list of finalists here.