Eight startups from around the country and world — including three with ties to southeast Wisconsin — were selected to present their companies at this year’s Summerfest Tech Pitch Competition in Milwaukee on June 30, according to a Thursday announcement.

The startups will compete for a portion of the $50,000 cash prize funded by Summerfest, which is double the amount of last year’s prize money. The pitch competition is organized by Milwaukee’s Young Enterprising Society (YES) and sponsored by Molson Coors Beverage Co.

Smart basketball hoop maker Huupe, computer science learning startup Rex Academy and online court reporting marketplace eCourt Reporters are the three local companies selected.

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