Project Pitch It

Weekly Local Entrepreneur TV Showcase

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WISN Channel 12 Milwaukee
Season 2
February 10
Saturdays at 6:30PM

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Who knows? Maybe one day your name — or that of someone you know — will stand among the greatest entrepreneurs of all time. Tuning in to the second season of “Project Pitch It” is a great start.

“Project Pitch It” is the show where local entrepreneurs and their ideas are put to the ultimate test. Each week, three aspiring — and often inspiring — Wisconsin entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their innovative new ideas to a panel of local business moguls. These successful self-made millionaires then pepper the entrepreneurs with questions, assess the potential of each idea and finally present awards with a total value of nearly $30,000 designed to help each entrepreneur move their business to the next step. The awards range from free tuition, mentoring and office space at Cardinal Stritch University, a business dinner with potential advisers and investors from the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center or $10,000 cash.

Whatever the outcome, it all adds up to one of the most exciting and entertaining local shows on TV. And who knows? We may even uncover or inspire the next great American success story.

 

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Season 2 Episode 2

Funky Fresh Spring Rolls are unique flavored, hand rolled spring rolls made with fresh and local ingredients. When sold hot they are grilled NEVER deep fried to give you a healthier option to a traditionally "greasy" favorite. We sell our Funky Fresh goodness at farmers markets, sporting events, festivals, we also cater to office parties and family events.

Dead Bird Brewing was founded in spring of 2015 by Nick Kocis and Jeremy Hach. They decided that the focus of the company should be on marketing and brand management so they went with a contract model.

Dead Bird’s motto is ‘Outstanding Beer by Upstanding Gentlemen’. We strive to embody both parts as best we can. We aim to make the most amazing beer we can make and whenever possible participate in charitable events, community outreach projects and fundraisers in our distribution area.

LiteZilla™ is a beautiful color statement that turns your wall into an interactive artistic masterpiece. LiteZilla™ is where art comes to life and it brightens every room with inspiration.

There is no wrong way to play with LiteZilla™. LiteZilla™ helps create lasting memories as you create and play with co-workers, friends, family, or patients. Everyone is an artist and everyone is welcome to innovate. Start with one LitePin™ and express yourself in color. Playing together never looked so bright!

Season 2 Episode 1

I invented HaloVino® so my friends and I would have a SMART, FUN & AFFORDABLE wine tumbler everywhere we loved drinking wine, even if glass wasn't permitted. Its innovative geometry, with narrow rim and wide body, makes wine taste better without the spills, so you can cheer louder & play longer at the pool, park, boating, camping, and concerts.

Say goodbye to sacrificing quality & taste for cost & convenience! With HaloVino®, you can have your wine and enjoy it too!

Jessica Bell

Aptly titled Build a Bow, because you can build your own bow. The company is a custom bow-tie, hair bow and pet bow retailer, he offers bark bows for dogs. Build-A-Bow includes special events, where Alex provides attendees with the materials and instruction they need to make their very own bow ties & hair.

Our local business operators are Veterans and Veteran family members who understand the importance of hard work, dedication and service to their country. Our junk removal services are delivered the military way – with Respect, Integrity and Trust – we arrive on time, we guarantee our prices, and we respect your time and property. We are grateful for the strong support the American public provides to Veteran businesses, and we are committed to exceeding your expectations!

Season 2 Preview

It is time to start-up Project Pitch It again! Enjoy this jump start on Season 2!

Season 1 Preview

Season 1, Episode 1

The Juice Kitchen is a movement! A space and a recipe made with love for our community. Our vision is community ownership and wellness through living foods. When you purchase products from The Juice Kitchen you are boldly investing in our neighbors, our youth, and impacting your own personal wellness. We combine fresh fruit and vegetables to create life affirming mixtures.

DO YOU STRUGGLE TO RISE FROM ARMLESS CHAIRS?
EZ-Sit adds arms to almost any chair for your ease and stability for sitting and standing.

Welcome to Roving Blue, located in Wisconsin, USA!
We are proud to be building advanced, portable water purification systems that harness the purifying power of ozone for use around the world.

“Project Pitch It”, the show where local entrepreneurs and their ideas are put to the ultimate test. Each week, three aspiring — and often inspiring — local entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their innovative new ideas to a panel of area business moguls. These successful self-made millionaires then pepper the entrepreneurs with questions, assess the potential of each idea and finally present awards with a total value of nearly $30,000 designed to help each entrepreneur move their business to the next step. The awards range from free tuition for mentoring and office space at Cardinal Stritch University, a business dinner with the Brightstar Foundation or $10,000 cash.

Season 1, Episode 2

The Story Behind ‘SnotTape

It all started with a bold decision by a do-it-yourselfer with a perfectionist bent. In other words, when Dave decided to paint his den bright red.

Soon enough, Dave was seeing red. Too much of it, in fact. Tape after tape, try after try, he couldn’t seem to keep the red paint from encroaching onto his white ceiling.

Applying his engineering background, he examined the problem more closely. And he came to realize that the challenge wasn’t the tape. It was, and always will be, the surface. Paint bleeds through because tape can’t fill the gaps created by surface texture.

So Dave set out to develop a product that could form a more complete barrier. And five years later, ‘SnotTape was born.

In 2013, Physical Therapy of Milwaukee was established to provide Milwaukee residents with the first English and Spanish-speaking physical therapy clinic. Beginning with only two employees, PTM has expanded its team and performed over 4,000 physical therapy visits.

In addition to rehabilitation services, PTM is also involved within Milwaukee community and strives to promote healthy lifestyles. PTM has participated in Día de la Mujer Latina, an annual event offering cancer prevention resources to low-income Hispanic women, the American Heart Association's annual Heart Walk, and many more community events. PTM staff regularly visits senior living communities and local schools to educate others on safe lifting techniques and injury rehabilitation.

Physical Therapy of Milwaukee's mission is to provide first class rehabilitation care while focusing on restoring a patient's quality of life through personalized care, comprehensive education and research based treatment.

Compost Crusader wants to help your business, organization, school, or municipality contribute to the healing of our planet. Our mission is to help create a culture of sustainability throughout Milwaukee County.

Be part of the many businesses who are already involved in composting their organic waste. Show your customers and the community that you're responsible, Eco-friendly and you truly care.

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“Project Pitch It”, the show where local entrepreneurs and their ideas are put to the ultimate test. Each week, three aspiring — and often inspiring — local entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their innovative new ideas to a panel of area business moguls. These successful self-made millionaires then pepper the entrepreneurs with questions, assess the potential of each idea and finally present awards with a total value of nearly $30,000 designed to help each entrepreneur move their business to the next step. The awards range from free tuition for mentoring and office space at Cardinal Stritch University, a business dinner with the Brightstar Foundation or $10,000 cash.

Season 1, Episode 3

Our high-end audio equipment is manufactured entirely in our home state of Wisconsin. We are dedicated to fully supplying our products from local vendors whenever conceivably possible. The focus on helping to strengthen and support our community is central to our mission and is fully reflected in our vendor network. Together we can help drive economic development to the "Heartland" of America.

I'm Eder, and it rhymes with Cheddar, a food enthusiast and full-time scientist and food sculptor. Our family decided to start a small business right here in Madison, WI. We love carving and impressing our guest. And we would like to share our passion and impress your guest and loved ones for your very special event. Our Fruit is all-natural and as healthy as you can get.

D3Riffs is proudly a 100% based-USA company which designs and manufactures high quality, top grain leather products for the motorcycle, equestrian and hunting communities. We continually strive to deliver innovative products, keeping quality and integrity a top priority.

Our leather is a proprietary tanning process which allows our leather to be strong and durable yet soft and comfortable. All our products are hand-made. Through customers’ feedback the designs continue to evolve. We are proud to commit to 100% customer satisfaction by providing a personalized shopping experience as well as giving back by supporting our communities through charitable donations and events. All of us at D3Riffs are committed to quality, integrity, and customer satisfaction from day one.

“Project Pitch It”, the show where local entrepreneurs and their ideas are put to the ultimate test. Each week, three aspiring — and often inspiring — local entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their innovative new ideas to a panel of area business moguls. These successful self-made millionaires then pepper the entrepreneurs with questions, assess the potential of each idea and finally present awards with a total value of nearly $30,000 designed to help each entrepreneur move their business to the next step. The awards range from free tuition for mentoring and office space at Cardinal Stritch University, a business dinner with the Brightstar Foundation or $10,000 cash.

Season 1, Episode 4

Meeper Technology, LLC strives to enable new experiences, learning and creativity for imaginative minds, providing our Power BOTS to power your bricks and our open Power Platform which includes BOTs, 3D MOCs and files, and Programs in our Meeper Marketplace where we share this with our Meeper Makers and let our Makers share their own creations and ideas.

MyPhame.com is an internet platform based out of Wisconsin specializing in online portfolios for artists, organizations, and regular members. Started in 2011, our sole purpose is to expose the best of the best in a professional environment with a social feel. Artists from high school, college, and artistic organizations will enhance how they discover, distribute, and collaborate.

Our Mission: To Create Memorable On-The-Water Experiences for All of Our Members, Every Day

It's simple, but it makes us happy. Whether it's about catching a trophy fish, spending a day on the water with family and friends, or enjoying mother nature, it's our goal to make more of these moments happen every day.

“Project Pitch It”, the show where local entrepreneurs and their ideas are put to the ultimate test. Each week, three aspiring — and often inspiring — local entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their innovative new ideas to a panel of area business moguls. These successful self-made millionaires then pepper the entrepreneurs with questions, assess the potential of each idea and finally present awards with a total value of nearly $30,000 designed to help each entrepreneur move their business to the next step. The awards range from free tuition for mentoring and office space at Cardinal Stritch University, a business dinner with the Brightstar Foundation or $10,000 cash.

Season 1, Episode 5

We believe that different, unusual, brave ways of thinking are what make the impossible a reality. We want to give kids permission and encouragement to imagine, explore and create — the things that make magic. Our mantra — KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE CLOUDS — is a reminder not to let anyone tell you to play it safe or that you can’t do something. It’s a rebellion against being dragged back down to earth, following the crowd or settling for average. theMINIclassy is for all the little dreamers out there!

The Young Enterprising Society’s mission is to be an international epicenter for financially, politically and socially progressive individuals. Serving as a hub, YES aims to mobilize people, information, resources and capital for the greater good of its members and society at large.

Seiva Technologies manufactures sensor-embedded training gear that tracks an athlete's movement patterns and wirelessly communicates this data to our mobile software application. There, we analyze the data with machine-learning algorithms to provide sports specific feedback to athletes and trainers in real-time.

“Project Pitch It”, the show where local entrepreneurs and their ideas are put to the ultimate test. Each week, three aspiring — and often inspiring — local entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their innovative new ideas to a panel of area business moguls. These successful self-made millionaires then pepper the entrepreneurs with questions, assess the potential of each idea and finally present awards with a total value of nearly $30,000 designed to help each entrepreneur move their business to the next step. The awards range from free tuition for mentoring and office space at Cardinal Stritch University, a business dinner with the Brightstar Foundation or $10,000 cash.

Season 1, Episode 6

Located on the north side of Milwaukee, That Hood Ranch Is Where We Grow Our Summer selections. Sitting on 1/2 acre of land, we are about 1/2 block from Parklawn Housing. From Rain water reuse to planting, growing and harvesting, 2014 & 2015 were years we began to grow our products on our land and our way.

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Welcome to AE.DRUMS LLC! For those that are new to the company, we are revolutionary product developers in the percussion field. Our hope is to "make noise by keeping it quiet," providing our users with easily portable, double-headed drums. One head provides performance-quality sound, while the other gives a reduced-sound practice pad with realistic drum aesthetic and feel.

“Project Pitch It”, the show where local entrepreneurs and their ideas are put to the ultimate test. Each week, three aspiring — and often inspiring — local entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their innovative new ideas to a panel of area business moguls. These successful self-made millionaires then pepper the entrepreneurs with questions, assess the potential of each idea and finally present awards with a total value of nearly $30,000 designed to help each entrepreneur move their business to the next step. The awards range from free tuition for mentoring and office space at Cardinal Stritch University, a business dinner with the Brightstar Foundation or $10,000 cash.

Meet the Moguls

Select a mogul to learn more about them.
David Gruber David Gruber is the founder and CEO of Gruber Law Offices, an award-winning personal injury law firm . David has grown Gruber Law Offices from a one lawyer firm to now around 120 team members. David ‘s success has allowed him to make significant contributions to the businesses in Wisconsin..”One call. That’s all.”
Tina Chang Tina Chang is the Chairman and CEO of SysLogic, a global information technology company based in Milwaukee. Today she serves on numerous boards and hopes to encourage entrepreneurs to follow their dreams and stay ahead of the curve to achieve success.
Nancy Hernandez Nancy Hernandez, is the president and founder of ABRAZO marketing & communication, a leading integrated marketing firm dedicated to connecting companies, institutions and organizations with diverse audiences. Nancy, voted one of Wisconsin’s most successful Latinos, serves on several boards with the desire to help others achieve their dream including the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Marquette University Board of Trustees.
Deb Allen Dr. Debbie Allen, is the former President and CEO of Nevada Corporation which owned and operated local McDonald’s franchises in Milwaukee. Also, a former employee of Wisconsin Gas Company, Dr. Allen is now known as the DNA Doctor. Dr. Allen is focusing her skills, experience and education on guiding others to succeed in business and to pursue their purpose and passion in life.
Jerry Jendusa Jerry Jendusa former co founder and CEO of EMTEQ a globally recognized Aerospace electronics manufacturer. Upon its sale to a strategic partner Jendusa co founded Stuck Coaching, Management and Fund I with the vision of creating a systematic approach to entrepreneurial growth. He has authored a book to help other entrepreneurs Get Unstuck on their journey.
Jim Lindenberg Jim Lindenberg , a Wisconsin Entrepreneur and philanthropist, has owned over 10 businesses receiving numerous awards. Recently Jim was honored by the Biz Times with their Lifetime Achievement Award. Jim currently owns Lindy Enterprises , a small business consulting firm and he operates JML Holdings, a real estate investment firm.
Peter Feigin Peter Feigin brings decades of sports, corporate management and marketing experience as the president Milwaukee Bucks organization. Today he hopes to assist emerging entrepreneurs in creating a roadmap for long-term success.
Select a mogul to learn more about them.

David Gruber David Gruber

David Gruber David Gruber is the founder and CEO of Gruber Law Offices, an award-winning personal injury law firm . David has grown Gruber Law Offices from a one lawyer firm to now around 120 team members. David ‘s success has allowed him to make significant contributions to the businesses in Wisconsin..”One call. That’s all.”

Tina Chang Tina Chang

Tina Chang Tina Chang is the Chairman and CEO of SysLogic, a global information technology company based in Milwaukee. Today she serves on numerous boards and hopes to encourage entrepreneurs to follow their dreams and stay ahead of the curve to achieve success.

Nancy Hernandez Nancy Hernandez

Nancy Hernandez Nancy Hernandez, is the president and founder of ABRAZO marketing & communication, a leading integrated marketing firm dedicated to connecting companies, institutions and organizations with diverse audiences. Nancy, voted one of Wisconsin’s most successful Latinos, serves on several boards with the desire to help others achieve their dream including the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Marquette University Board of Trustees.

Deb Allen Deb Allen

Deb Allen Dr. Debbie Allen, is the former President and CEO of Nevada Corporation which owned and operated local McDonald’s franchises in Milwaukee. Also, a former employee of Wisconsin Gas Company, Dr. Allen is now known as the DNA Doctor. Dr. Allen is focusing her skills, experience and education on guiding others to succeed in business and to pursue their purpose and passion in life.

Jerry Jendusa Jerry Jendusa

Jerry Jendusa Jerry Jendusa former co founder and CEO of EMTEQ a globally recognized Aerospace electronics manufacturer. Upon its sale to a strategic partner Jendusa co founded Stuck Coaching, Management and Fund I with the vision of creating a systematic approach to entrepreneurial growth. He has authored a book to help other entrepreneurs Get Unstuck on their journey.

Jim Lindenberg Jim Lindenberg

Jim Lindenberg Jim Lindenberg , a Wisconsin Entrepreneur and philanthropist, has owned over 10 businesses receiving numerous awards. Recently Jim was honored by the Biz Times with their Lifetime Achievement Award. Jim currently owns Lindy Enterprises , a small business consulting firm and he operates JML Holdings, a real estate investment firm.

Peter Feigin Peter Feigin

Peter Feigin Peter Feigin brings decades of sports, corporate management and marketing experience as the president Milwaukee Bucks organization. Today he hopes to assist emerging entrepreneurs in creating a roadmap for long-term success.

Pitch Your Idea to be on Season 3

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  • Cardinal Stritch University

    Cardinal Stritch University offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs that help students develop new skills, gain career-related experience, and build professional networks.Students, families, and employers know Stritch as an excellent choice for studying the arts, business, education, leadership, liberal arts, nursing, and the sciences.. With more than 34,000 alumni, our graduates are known for their roles at nonprofits, schools, small companies, health care organizations, corporations, and entrepreneurial ventures. Through education, academic support, mentoring, and career opportunities, we help students find their mission in life.
  • Milwaukee Bucks

    The Milwaukee Bucks are initiating collective efforts to revitalize Milwaukee begin to move from vision to reality, These plans reflect the commitment of our ownership, generosity of Senator Kohl and historic collaboration with public officials to build a world-class sports and entertainment destination in the heart of downtown Milwaukee. We look forward to working closely with public officials and the entire community over the next several months to finalize the design and construction plans so that we can begin to create long-lasting jobs and economic opportunity in Milwaukee.
  • Lindy Enterprises, Inc.

    Lindy Enterprises was incorporated in 2008 by well known entrepreneur Jim Lindenberg. Lindy Enterprises was started with the ultimate goal of helping the success and building process of businesses. Jim Lindenberg has had experience in businesses at all stages and can relate to the struggles that all businesses face. Jim is looking to build and nourish relationships with other business leaders. Jim Lindenberg wants to listen to the wants and needs of you and your business. We’ll then develop a strategy to create attainable goals and an action plan to meet and surpass those goals.
  • Stuck

    Our passion is to help businesses grow by sharing lessons we have learned along the way. We offer business advisory services and coaching to help you grow. Jerry co-founded STUCK Inc. to revolutionize the business advisory and investment world. STUCK touches many aspects of business, including planning/strategy, coaching, advisory board support, investing and giving back to the local community.
  • BizTimes

    BizTimes.com is the place to find the latest business news in southeastern Wisconsin. Convenient and timely daily and weekly e-newsletters are delivered to your inbox to ensure that you’re always up to date. BizTimes events bring readers face-to-face with local, regional and national industry leaders. From our flagship BizExpo to our Nonprofit Excellence Awards, BizTimes presents and sponsors over 20 of the region’s most relevant and well-attended events each year.
  • WWBIC

    The Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) has provided quality business and financial education coupled with access to fair capital and financial products for 30 years. WWBIC’s impact is seen through the many entrepreneurs, business owners and individual whom we assist. Our work and support put your business dreams to work.
  • Platypus Advertising + Design

    Need help getting your goods or services ready for market? Platypus Advertising + Design is a full-service global and local marketing and design firm. If you need assistance in developing the look of your brand and its core promise to your customers, designing and building a website, creating a buzz for the news media or an advertising plan that will get you noticed, let the many creative resources at our firm go to work for you.
  • Ground Floor Funding LLC

    Ground Floor Funding LLC is committed to fueling entrepreneurship by providing equity capital investment to start up and building stage companies. Job creation is a priority. In addition to capital commitments we offer other critical guidance to foster success. Organizational development, operational efficiencies, strategic planning, process management and continuous improvement.
  • Propellor

    Propeller is a creative marketing agency in Milwaukee. We are a team of artists, strategists and communicators, who have a passion for ideas. You can see that in our execution and the results we get.
  • My People Creative

    We work closely with our clients to develop and deliver your creative goals. We provide innovative solutions to accommodate you at every step and deliver the product you imagined… from concept, to final delivery. We offer creative solutions no matter how large or small your project.
  • Big Chair Studio

    Big Chair Studios is a 5,000 square foot energy efficient sound studio. Considered the next generation studio with state of the art LED lights. Big Chair Studios is treated for sound along with a quiet HVAC system. There is a lighting grid throughout the studio at 16 feet. The studio is over 100 feet long with a three wall cyc (36 feet wide) and includes an 18 foot remote controlled turntable.
  • Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

    The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center will be housed in a new 24,000 sq. ft. facility at the northwest corner of E. Kenwood Blvd and N. Maryland Avenue, along with the UWM Welcome Center. This prominent location sends a powerful message about the importance of entrepreneurship to UWM.