Competing Teams


Caleb Dykema

1Swipe is a full white or blackboard eraser that can be pushed across to erase everything in its path saving time and solving the issue of inefficiency in the classroom for STEM professors.

Qualifying Event: WiSys At-Large Round 

Bright Idea

Tyler David

Bright Idea produces colorful wooden items such as candleholders, coat trees, lamps, tables and many other items using a lathe.

Qualifying Event: UW-Platteville Business Model Competition

EIR Apparel

James Schierl, Carol Brehmer, Matt Halbur
UW-Green Bay

EIR Apparel's product is a belt offering superior comfort and flexibility for blue collar workers and outdoor athletes and enthusiasts.

Qualifying Event: Spring 2019 UWGB Student Business Idea Contest


LiLakshmi Priya Girish Kumar, Soren Netka
UW-River Falls

Franklin is a smarter and more affordable parking ramp management system designed to minimize the amount of time and effort it takes to manage a parking ramp or garage.

Qualifying Event: UW-River Falls Innovation Challenge

Hive Central

Parker Schmidt, Jessica Tarter, Macall Hill

UW Oshkosh

Hive Central's product is a bee shield which helps keep cold winds out of beehives. This allows the internal temperature of hives to be higher in order to increase survival of bees during the winter.

Qualifying Event: WiSys At-Large Round 


Kristine Maurina, Cole Caldwell, Benjamin Durkin 
UW-Eau Claire

Li-Fly are agriculture service professionals that create value through data acquisition, management and professional delivery working directly with farmers.

Qualifying Event: Startup48


Jim Flynn
UW-La Crosse

Mente, is an online database that focuses on creating an easier process for struggling entrepreneurs and professionals by teaming them up with mentors around the world.

Qualifying Event: UW-La Crosse campus qualifier 


Hunter Driscoll, Sam Struebing, Brendon Kranz, Dan Pomeroy

OmniSpeakers is a 4-in-1 portable, bluetooth speaker system that can act as one powerful speaker or be broken apart into four separate units to create a surround sound experience.

Qualifying Event: Warhawk Business Plan Competition.

Rescued and Redeemed

Tara Chavez Perez

Rescued and Redeemed is a non-profit, anti-human trafficking Christian Ministry in Eau Claire committed to establishing a shelter for adult, female victims of the sex trafficking industry.

Qualifying Event: UW-Stout's Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament


Nick Mclees, Cameron Schneider
UW Oshkosh

Team REWIRE plans to lower stress levels and improve the everyday mindset of people and companies with a secular drop-in meditation and mindfulness center, as well as focus on employee wellness and productivity programs.

Qualifying Event: Culvers Business Model Competition

​Sojourner Mobile Coffee

Matthew Nicholes, Christian Kaiser, Sachin Ambazhakkat 

Sojourner Mobile Coffee is a partner industry that seeks to equip everyday people with premium coffee. Sojourner serves handcrafted and affordable third-wave coffee, wherever its customers are.

Qualifying Event: WiSys At-Large Round

Triciclo Peru LLC

Amy Narr, Mario Diaz Herrera 

Triciclo Peru LLC is a food truck that sells authentic Peruvian empanadas using traditional recipes and high quality ingredients from both Wisconsin and Peru.

Qualifying Event: UWM Pitch Competition

Wavy Styling Tools

Marla Martin, Olivia Martin
UW-River Falls

Wavy Glove is a new styling technology that reduces the need to buy multiple hair styling devices. Consumers can save money and achieve all their desired looks with one compact device.

Qualifying Event: WiSys At-Large Round