Friday, March 16, 2012

Peer2Connect LLC advance to the second phase of the Governor's Business Plan Contest

51 firms advance to next round of Business Plan Contest

Fifty-one entries from 19 communities have advanced to the semi-final round of the ninth annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.
The contestants were selected from a field of 248 first-round entries by an independent panel of about 60 judges organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council.
The semi-finalists are spread among advanced manufacturing (14), business services (11), information technology (13), and life sciences (13). Also entering were companies in energy, clean tech, software, industrial processes, health diagnostics, drugs, and medical devices.
The 51 entries competing in Phase II of the contest are writing summary business plans of no more than 1,000 words. Phase II plans will be filed online by 5 p.m. March 19; the next judging period will last about two weeks.
About two-dozen plans will move on to Phase 3, in which contestants will write a full business plan.
Prize winners will be announced in June at the annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference, to be held at The Pfister Hotel. The top dozen contestants will give live presentations at the conference, with judges scoring those pitches as a part of selecting the winners. Total cash and in-kind prizes in the statewide contest exceed $200,000.
The semi-finalists include:
Ankit AgarwalMadisonImbed Biosciences
Sara AmiriWhitewaterPeer2Connect LLC
William BazeleyWhitewaterNexVex Home Services Exchange
Joe BeckMadisonBacterial Concentrator (USE)
John BenderSussexSimple Campus
Erwin BerthierMadisonA Painless Cholesterol Test
Joseph BlusteinMadisonArtificial Vision Device - AVD
Boyce DoyleGreendaleSensational Exploratorium
Andrew BrownMadisonHS Stats
Matthew BuerosseThiensvilleCOMFY CRUTCH
Rimas BuineviciusMadisonRoWheels
Bill ChecovichMadisonIFAST
Brian CurryPewaukeeLumen HC
Joshua CurryMilwaukeeNutriGenix LLC
Ryan DoverLake GenevaLocalGrown
Paul GermanOconomowocImas Technologies
Mike GoodmanMadisonRetail Prescription Filling
Tim GorsuchMukwonagoThe Smart Sight
Roald GundersenStoddardWholeTreesTM Structures
Shawn GuseMadisonApartia Pharmaceuticals
Michael HarperMilwaukeeROAM
Chris JohnsonMiddletonPilot Training System
Christopher KempMilwaukeeSoil & Sediment Clean-up
Aaron LarnerMadisonStyle Shuffler
Jeff LeismerSheboyganVibeTech, Inc.
Nick MarisMequonReza-Band UES Assist device
Frederick MontgomeryMiddletonNovel Nitric Oxide Treatment
Connie NadlerMadisonSmart in a Box
Leena PalavSussexNatural touch bra
Nathan PattersonMadisonPolarD - Radiant 3D Printers
Bobby PetersonMadisonMy Coverage Plan
Peter PetitPewaukeeV-Glass Vacuum Insulated Glass
Scott PristelPeshtigoSelf-DJ®
Ronald RainesMadisonHyrax Energy
Justin ReedMadisonCapacitive Exciter
Dan ReedMadisonRevolutionary Fishing Software
Pradeep RohatgiMilwaukeeLightweight Composite castings
Abdalla SaadMadisonAnticancer Nanomedicene
Jason SevenerShorewoodEnaCloud
Robert ShimmelMadisonNCD Technologies
Alexander SmithBeaver DamAxMax Tremolo
JT SmithMadisonThe Game Crafter
Menachem TabanpourMadisonPhophate Upcycling
Constantin TivisDickeyvilleParallel programming software
Wayland TobeySauk CityCycogs Robotic Wheels
Karisa TrudgeonVeronainSIGHT by RedTwine
Woody WallaceMadisonCloud Machine
Dave WestlakeDelafieldPrint Command
Ching-Hong YangMequonPathogenesis inhibitor