From an online gift registry for divorcees to an electronic medical data automation process for life insurance underwriting, six early-stage companies presented their ideas to a group of potential investors, mentors and community members Thursday evening at The Blueprint Green Bay Pitch Night. It was held at the Urban Hub co-working space in Green Bay.

The six companies comprised the first cohort of the Green Bay chapter of The Blueprint, an entrepreneurship accelerator program started in Milwaukee by the Young Enterprising Society (YES), co-founded by brothers Que El-Amin and Khalif El-Amin. The 12-week Green Bay cohort kicked off in August and was focused on idea validation.

Past participants in The Blueprint Milwaukee have included Chad Johnson of Tip a ScRxipt, which recently raised $500,000 in seed funding, and Daniel Cruz of washbnb, which was selected for the Techstars Atlanta accelerator program this summer, which came with $120,000.

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is funding The Blueprint Green Bay with a $150,000 grant to New North Inc., an economic development agency in northeastern Wisconsin. YES, New North and the Greater Green Bay Chamber are running the program.

As part of their participation in The Blueprint Green Bay, the six companies are eligible for grant funding from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. The amount of grant funding each company will receive has not yet been determined, according to the Greater Green Bay Chamber.

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