May 27, 2021
Young entrepreneurs at Sheboygan North and South High Schools pitched their business startups to a group of Sheboygan area business professionals for their 2021 Pitch Night on Wednesday, May 26, at South High. The PITCH NIGHT is modeled after the ABC TV series "Shark Tank." Six teams of students served their best product or service pitch to a panel of judges who ultimately awarded two teams $1,000 awards each for the Best Pitch. They will also receive free legal consultation for intellectual property and business formation from CERES Patent & Technology, LLC.
Winners of the awards are Your-Box, a startup that creates custom organization boxes, and Becon, which pitched a Bluetooth and GPS tracking device for your personal items.
Outside investors in attendance also awarded two additional teams with awards, bringing the total dollars invested at the event to $4,000. Teams receiving awards were Jokers Aegis, which designs weighted card sleeves to allow for games to be played outdoors, and Capo-Ice, makers of a multi-faceted and purpose ice scraper.
This marks the second year of INCubatorEDU in the Sheboygan Area School District. Through the program, students are coached on a variety of different business topics by a team of business professionals during the school year. Student groups are also matched with a business mentor who works alongside the students in preparation for the pitch event.
Teresa O’Dell and Graig Stone are the instructors for their respective schools.
The INCubatorEDU program is supported by Johnsonville, the Sheboygan Economic Development Council, Sheboygan Public Education Foundation, and INCubatorEDU of Sheboygan County and over thirty local businesses/entrepreneurs.
Further inquires can be made to Graig Stone, Sheboygan South High School at 920-459-3637 x4154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.