In this event, we highlight the best entrepreneurs that UWM has to offer. Students will compete for the title of Entrepreneur of the Year (EOTY) by highlighting their entrepreneurial efforts and success. Prizes were given away to the top three entrepreneurs totaling $1000. 

 

Spring 2022 EOTY Winners: 

1st place $500: Jacob Dymond

Await

What is it? A software platform that connects job and internship-seeking candidates with the right companies.

dymondjacob@gmail.com

 

2nd place $300: Molly Beacom

Odd One Out

What is it? Odd One Out is a clothing brand that looks to make a change in society through handmade apparel.

mqbeacom@uwm.edu

 

3rd place $200: Amanda Rahfaldt

Allaboutworkout

What is it? allaboutworkout is a secondhand athletic wear and athleisure business aimed to bring name brands to customers at an affordable price.

rahfaldt@uwm.edu

 

The UWM Elevator Pitch Event is an annual event typically held in the Fall Semester. University students pitch either a preexisting business or an idea that they wish to come to fruition. This event is Shark Tank-style, giving individuals the nerves of a 90-second elevator pitch, and help to separate tangible ideas from unrealistic expectations. This competition helps to bring out the true passion of young entrepreneurs and offers the ability for college kids a head start on financing their next bright idea. We, at CEO, would love to connect you with resources to propel your business idea forward. Who knows, all it takes is one pitch and one pair of ears to invest in your company. Are you ready for next year's challenge? 

 

Fall 2021 Elevator Pitch Competition Winners: 

1st place $500: Amanda Rahfaldt

Allaboutworkout

What is it? An eco-friendly, and upcycling business focusing on repurposing disposed women's athletic wear.

Stage: Current Business

rahfaldt@uwm.edu

 

2nd place $300: Kayla Lokker

EMPIRE

What is it? A real-estate digital platform hoping to centralize and promote great agents and properties

Stage: Ideation Stage

krlokker@uwm.edu

 

3rd place $200: Drake Fox

Soapbox

What is it? An online platform helping to de-polarize the political landscape.

Stage: Ideation Stage

drakefox@uwm.edu

Thank you for all that participated! See you next year!

To get involved with this event next year, contact rahfaldt@uwm.edu