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Madison College Center for Entrepreneurship

Bryan Woodhouse, Executive Director

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Previous Madison College Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the Madison College Challenge winners!

Fifth Annual Madison College Challenge - May 5, 2017


2018

Grand Prize Winner: Andrew Bajakian | Primal ‘Cue

  • Summit Credit Union - $5,000 Cash
  • Murphy Desmond - Business legal service ($1,500 value)
  • Walkner Condon - Financial advising ($500 value)
  • Jenna Atkinson - Brand/Marketing Consulting ($500 value)
  • 100state - Pitch session and one-year membership ($500 value)
  • SourceHouse - 500 business cards ($110 value)
  • MG&E - Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference ($60 value)

2nd Prize Winner:  Lukumon Arewa | Echo Mall

  • Findorff - $2,500 Cash
  • Murphy Desmond - Business legal service ($1,500 value)
  • Walkner Condon - Financial advising ($500 value)
  • Jenna Atkinson - Brand/Marketing Consulting ($500 value)
  • 100state - Pitch session and one-year membership ($500 value)
  • SourceHouse - 500 business cards ($110 value)
  • MG&E - Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference ($60 value)

3rd Prize Winner: John Gallispie | The Provisional VA

  • Cleary Building Corp. - $1,500 Cash
  • Murphy Desmond - Business legal service ($500 value)
  • Walkner Condon - Financial advising ($500 value)
  • Jenna Atkinson - Brand/Marketing Consulting ($500 value)
  • 100state - Pitch session and one-year membership ($500 value)
  • SourceHouse - 500 business cards ($110 value)
  • MG&E - Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference ($60 value)

4th Prize Winner: Laura Kniffin | The Kind Flower

  • Madison Gas & Electric – $1,000 Cash
  • Murphy Desmond - Business legal service ($500 value)
  • Walkner Condon - Financial advising ($500 value)
  • Jenna Atkinson - Brand/Marketing Consulting ($500 value)
  • 100state - Pitch session and one-year membership ($500 value)
  • Doyenne Group - Retreat and one-year membership ($400 value)
  • MG&E - Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference ($60 value)


5th Prize Winner: Sarah Kleeman | Sarah Paige Photography

  • Mae Laatsch - $1,000 Cash
  • Murphy Desmond - Business legal service ($500 value)
  • Jenna Atkinson - Brand/Marketing Consulting ($500 value)
  • 100state - Pitch session and one-year membership ($500 value)
  • MG&E - Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference ($60 value)

6th Prize Winner: Nicholas Kain | Advanced Digital Retail Signage

  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. - $1000 Cash
  • Jenna Atkinson - Brand/Marketing Consulting ($500 value)
  • 100state - Pitch session and one-year membership ($500 value)
  • MG&E - Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference ($60 value)
2017

Grand Prize Winner: Deb Thompson | Stimmi, LLC

  • Summit Credit Union – $5,000 
  • SourceHouse – 1,000 business cards
  • MG&E – Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb – One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • Madison Noteworthy – Custom media training
  • Murphy Desmond – $500 business legal service
  • Walkner Condon – Financial advising
  • 100state – Pitch session and one-year membership

2nd Prize Winner:  Dharmendra Shah| DGNR NOC LLC (IT Managed Services)

  • Findorff – $2,500 
  • SourceHouse – 1,000 business cards
  • MG&E – Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb Elite – One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • Murphy Desmond – $500 business legal service
  • Walkner Condon – Financial advising
  • 100state – Pitch session and three-month summer membership

3rd Prize Winner: Melissa Gregory-Simon | Archetto

  • Cleary – $1,500 
  • SourceHouse – 1,000 business cards
  • MG&E – Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb – One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • 100state – Pitch session and three-month summer membership

4th Prize Winner: Seth Jensen & Nika Taylor | Sunstone Massage and Therapeutics

  • Madison Gas & Electric – $1,000
  • MGE – Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb – One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • 100state – Pitch session and three-month summer membership

5th Prize Winner: Harry Dettinger | Ending Elderly Isolation

  • Mae Laatsch – $1,000 
  • MGE – Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb – One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • 100state – Pitch session and three-month summer membership

6th Prize Winner: Kaci Sullivan | TransLiberation Art Coalition

  • American Family Ventures – $500 
  • MG&E – Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb – One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • 100state – Pitch session and three-month summer membership
2016

See highlights from our 2016 Madison College Business Plan Challenge.

Grand Prize Winner: Bing Liang | US University Pathways

  • Summit Credit Union – $5,000 
  • SourceHouse – 1,000 business cards
  • MG&E – Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb – One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • Madison Noteworthy – Custom media training
  • Murphy Desmond – $500 business legal service
  • Rubicon – DiSC profile testing and consultation
  • Walkner Condon – Financial advising
  • 100state – Pitch session and one-year membership

2nd Prize Winner: Rhonda McGuire | Disturbed Motor & Fabrication

  • Findorff – $2,500 
  • MG&E – Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb Elite – One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • Murphy Desmond – $500 business legal service
  • Rubicon – DiSC profile testing and consultation
  • Walkner Condon – Financial advising
  • 100state – Pitch session and three-month summer membership

3rd Prize Winner: Sydney Edwards | Biotech Fusion

  • Cleary – $1,500 
  • MG&E – Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb – One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • Rubicon – DiSC profile testing and consultation
  • 100state – Pitch session and three-month summer membership

4th Prize Winner: Quincey Millerjohn Apeiron Fabrications

  • Madison Gas & Electric - $1,000
  • Madison Gas & Electric - Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb - One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • Rubicon– DiSC profile testing and consultation
  • 100state – Pitch session and three-month summer membership

5th Prize Winner: Katrina Harms | Wheezy Plunk Repair Shop

  • Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation - $1,000
  • MGE - Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb - One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • Rubicon– DiSC profile testing and consultation
  • 100state – Pitch session and three-month summer membership

6th Prize Winner: Rachel Grahams | Of the Woods

  • Mae Laatsch - $1,000
  • MG&E - Scholarship to Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
  • Growth Bomb - One-year membership to Growth Bomb Consulting
  • Rubicon– DiSC profile testing and consultation
  • 100state – Pitch session and three-month summer membership
2015

Thank you to our prize sponsors listed below and our event sponsor, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

See highlights from the 2015 Madison College Challenge.

Grand Prize Winner: Matthew Sonnentag | Blue Ribbon Outdoors LLC

  • Summit Credit Union --  $5000
  • Madison Noteworthy -- Custom media training
  • Source House -- 1,000 business cards
  • 100state -- Pitch session and three-month membership

2nd Prize Winner:  Emma Bohorfousch The Bicycle Closet Cafe

  • Findorff -- $2,500
  • Doyenne Group -- Scholarship to Doyenne Group Retreat
  • Source House -- 1000 business cards
  • 100state -- Pitch session and three-month membership

3rd Prize Winner:  Jon Compean | American Vintage

  • American Family Insurance -- $1,500
  • 100state -- Pitch session and three-month membership

4th Prize Winner:  Matthew Rockett | WI Tenant Provider

  • MG&E -- $1000 and sponsorship to attend the Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Conference
  • 100state -- Pitch session and three-month membership

5th Prize Winner: Lucas Bielejewski | Sentinel Studios

  • Cleary Building Corp -- $1000
  • 100state -- Pitch session and three-month membership

6th Prize Winner: Nicole Kasten | Crafting Connections

  • Mae Laatsch -- $1000
  • 100state -- Pitch session and three-month membership
Judges

2018 JUDGES

Robin Finco, Summit Credit Union
Sean Cleary, Cleary Builders
Pam Christensen, Madison Gas & Electric
Heather Wentler, Doyenne Group
Jason Reed, Murphy Desmond
Joey Frayne, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Alex Lindenmeyer, Short Stack Eatery


2017 JUDGES

Robin Finco, Summit Credit Union
Sean Cleary, Cleary Builders
Israel Lopez, Madison Noteworthy
John Drury, Madison Gas & Electric
Jason Reed, Murphy Desmond 
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2016 JUDGES

Robin Finco, Summit Credit Union
Sean Cleary, Cleary Builders
Joey Frayne, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Kay-Tee Olds, Madison Noteworthy
John Drury, Madison Gas & Electric
Ginger Zimmerman, Murphy Desmond   


2015 JUDGES

Julie Haberkorn - Summit Credit Union
Sean Cleary - Cleary Holdings Inc. and Cleary Building Corp.
Dave Volz - Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Kay-Tee Franke - Madison Noteworthy
John Drury - Madison Gas & Electric
Carrie Castree - Jeanette's Daughter
Chris Rudolph - American Family Dream Bank


2014 JUDGES

Scott Hoerth - Summit Credit Union
Dawn Mortimer - American Family Insurance
Kyle Nakatsuji  - American Family Insurance
Pam Christensen - Madison Gas & Electric
Sean Cleary - Cleary Builders