Competition Winners

2018-2019 New Business Venture Competition Results

 

First Place Winner, Crowd Favorite Winner, Big Pitch Winner - Glen Arbor Wines - Keefer Edwards

First Place Winner, Crowd Favorite Winner, Big Pitch Winner - Glen Arbor Wines - Keefer Edwards

 

Second Place Winner - Lifestyle Gymnastics Center - Kidron Stromwall 

Second Place Winner - Lifestyle Gymnastics Center - Kidron Stromwall 

Third Place Winner - Lead Carpet Firearms and Safety - Sierra Utych

Third Place Winner - Lead Carpet Firearms and Safety - Sierra Utych

Trade Fair Display Winner  - UP Lure Co. - Jacob Patterson

Trade Fair Display Winner  - UP Lure Co. - Jacob Patterson

 

2017-2018 New Business Venture Competition Results

 

Business Plan First Place and Trade Fair Presentation Winner - Portage Paddle Sports - Brendan Jacques

Business Plan First Place and Trade Fair Presentation Winner - Portage Paddle Sports - Brendan Jacques

Business Plan Second Place and Big Pitch Winner - Modern Marketing - Keef Edwards

Business Plan Second Place and Big Pitch Winner - Modern Marketing - Keef Edwards

Business Plan Third Place, Trade Fair Presentation Winner, and Crowd Favorite - Marq Etiquette Board Shop - Nic Beaudrault

Business Plan Third Place, Trade Fair Presentation Winner, and Crowd Favorite - Marq Etiquette Board Shop - Nic Beaudrault

2016-2017 New Business Venture Competition Results

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Business Plan First Place - Ben's Boards - Ben Phillips

Business Plan First Place - Ben's Boards - Ben Phillips

Business Plan Second Place - Keef Company - Keefer Edwards

Business Plan Second Place - Keef Company - Keefer Edwards

Business Plan Third Place - Yooperade - Gisele Duehring

Business Plan Third Place - Yooperade - Gisele Duehring

2015-2016 New Business Venture Competition Results

Business Plan First Place - Upscale Energy Solutions - Logan Stauber

Business Plan First Place - Upscale Energy Solutions - Logan Stauber

 

Business Plan Second Place - Go Energy Breath Spray - Rheta and Marshall Mering

Business Plan Second Place - Go Energy Breath Spray - Rheta and Marshall Mering

 

Business Plan Third Place - The 906 Collective - Brett Etengoff

Business Plan Third Place - The 906 Collective - Brett Etengoff

2014-2015 New Business Venture Competition Results

To view videos from each that competed in the 2015-2016 event click here.

Business Plan (First Place $7,750 total cash and prize value) - Hobby Car Malaysia - Wenfei Kou, Yufeng Zhuo, and Wilson Goh 

Business Plan (First Place $7,750 total cash and prize value) - Hobby Car Malaysia - Wenfei Kou, Yufeng Zhuo, and Wilson Goh 

Business Plan (Second Place $4,000 total cash and prize value) - Superior Shores Bike Park - Justina Liss

 Business Plan (Second Place $4,000 total cash and prize value) - Superior Shores Bike Park - Justina Liss

Business Plan (Third Place $2,200 total cash and prize value) - Cardboard World  - Micah Argeropoulos, Ethan Hausmann

Business Plan (Third Place $2,200 total cash and prize value) - Cardboard World  - Micah Argeropoulos, Ethan Hausmann

2013-14 New Business Venture Competition Results

Business Plan (First Place $7,750 total cash and prize value) - SnapTanx - Jacob Yoho

Business Plan (First Place $7,750 total cash and prize value) - SnapTanx - Jacob Yoho

Business Plan (Second Place $4,000 total cash and prize value) - Torched Vines & Wines and Torched Spirits - Nicholas Lefebre

Business Plan (Second Place $4,000 total cash and prize value) - Torched Vines & Wines and Torched Spirits - Nicholas Lefebre

Business Plan (Third Place $2,200 total cash and prize value) - U.P. Coding - Corey Engelhart

Business Plan (Third Place $2,200 total cash and prize value) - U.P. Coding - Corey Engelhart


2012-2013 New Business Venture Competition Results

Business Plan (First Place $4,000), 60-second elevator pitch ($500), and Trade Fair ($500) - The Protein Palace - Tony Plemmons

Business Plan (First Place $4,000), 60-second elevator pitch ($500), and Trade Fair ($500) - The Protein Palace - Tony Plemmons

Business Plan (Second Place $2,500) - Warm Fuzzies for NECO - Lauren Lund

Business Plan (Second Place $2,500) - Warm Fuzzies for NECO - Lauren Lund

Business Plan (Third Place $1,500) - Fossil Woodworks Co.- Sage Henning

Business Plan (Third Place $1,500) - Fossil Woodworks Co.- Sage Henning

To view each competitor's presentation in its entirety click here.


2011-2012 New Business Venture Competition Results

Business Plan (First Prize, $4,000), 60-second elevator pitch ($500), and Trade Fair ($500) - Indoor Organics - Laura Sironen

Business Plan (First Prize, $4,000), 60-second elevator pitch ($500), and Trade Fair ($500) - Indoor Organics - Laura Sironen

Business plan (Second Place, $2,500) - Marquette Roofing Tiles, LLC - Steve Farr, Martin Banerud, Jordan Wilson, and Aron Jurmu

Business plan (Second Place, $2,500) - Marquette Roofing Tiles, LLC - Steve Farr, Martin Banerud, Jordan Wilson, and Aron Jurmu

Business Plan (Third place, $1,500) - CC's Soup - Bill Dufour

Business Plan (Third place, $1,500) - CC's Soup - Bill Dufour
 


2010-2011 New Business Venture Competition Results

Business Plan (First Place, $4,000), Sixty Second Elevator Pitch ($500), and Trade Fair ($500) - Prometheus Tree - Rob Johnson and Josh Morrison.  Click photo to view their business plan oral presentation in video format.

Business Plan (First Place, $4,000), Sixty Second Elevator Pitch ($500), and Trade Fair ($500) - Prometheus Tree - Rob Johnson and Josh Morrison.  Click photo to view their business plan oral presentation in video format.

Business Plan (Second Place, $2,500) - Intertwined - Sondra Troup and Skye Davis.  Click photo to view their business plan oral presentation in video format.

Business Plan (Second Place, $2,500) - Intertwined - Sondra Troup and Skye Davis.  Click photo to view their business plan oral presentation in video format.

Business Plan (Third Place, $1,500) - Protectski - Martin Stuge and Ingrid Fjeldheim.  Click photo to view their business plan oral presentation in video format.

Business Plan (Third Place, $1,500) - Protectski - Martin Stuge and Ingrid Fjeldheim.  Click photo to view their business plan oral presentation in video format.


2009-2010 New Business Venture Competition Results

Business Plan (First Prize, $4,000), and Sixty Second Elevator Pitch ($500) – Great Lakes Cremation Services – Chad Walker and Steve Farr. Click photo to view their business plan oral presentation in video format.
Business Plan (First Prize, $4,000), and Sixty Second Elevator Pitch ($500) – Great Lakes Cremation Services – Chad Walker and Steve Farr. Click photo to view their business plan oral presentation in video format.
 

Business Plan (Second Prize, $2,500) – Pulsar Backup – Joshua Petrovich. Click photo to view his business plan oral presentation in video format.
Business Plan (Second Prize, $2,500) – Pulsar Backup – Joshua Petrovich. Click photo to view his business plan oral presentation in video format.

Business Plan (Third Prize, $1,500), and Trade Fair Display Presentation ($500) - Squeezed – Jessica Beaver and Kris Kohtala, Click photo to view their business plan oral presentation in video format.
Business Plan (Third Prize, $1,500), and Trade Fair Display Presentation ($500) - Squeezed – Jessica Beaver and Kris Kohtala, Click photo to view their business plan oral presentation in video format.


2008-2009 New Business Venture Competition Results

Business Plan (First Prize, $4,000), Trade Fair Display Presentation ($500) and Sixty Second Elevator Pitch ($500) - M@M - Alysa Diebolt. Click photo to view her business plan oral presentation in video format.

Business Plan (First Prize, $4,000), Trade Fair Display Presentation ($500) and Sixty Second Elevator Pitch ($500) - M@M - Alysa Diebolt. Click photo to view her business plan oral presentation in video format.

Business Plan (Second Prize, $2,500) - Hand Struck - Christina Brazinski. Click photo to view her business plan oral presentation in video format.

Business Plan (Second Prize, $2,500) - Hand Struck - Christina Brazinski. Click photo to view her business plan oral presentation in video format.

Business Plan (Third Prize, $1,500) - Cool Cakes - Brittney Alden. Click photo to view her business plan oral presentation in video format.

Business Plan (Third Prize, $1,500) - Cool Cakes - Brittney Alden. Click photo to view her business plan oral presentation in video format.


2007-0208 New Business Venture Competition Results

Business Plan (First Prize, $4,000) and Trade Fair Display Presentation ($500) - Presque Longboards - Bryan Johnson, Darren Young, Brian Emigh (team leader) and Ricky Golden

Business Plan (First Prize, $4,000) and Trade Fair Display Presentation ($500) - Presque Longboards - Bryan Johnson, Darren Young, Brian Emigh (team leader) and Ricky Golden

Business Plan (Second Prize, $2,500) - Extreme Boat Works - Chad Lewis

Business Plan (Second Prize, $2,500) - Extreme Boat Works - Chad Lewis

Business Plan (Third Prize, $1,500) - Project One Design Group - Thomas
Gallaher (team leader), Richard Diebold, and Crystal Zrelak

Business Plan (Third Prize, $1,500) - Project One Design Group - Thomas Gallaher (team leader), Richard Diebold, and Crystal Zrelak

Sixty Second Elevator Pitch ($500)- Northern Eco System  -- Rebecca Miller

Sixty Second Elevator Pitch ($500)- Northern Eco System  -- Rebecca Miller

 

 

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