Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship

2014 Winners - ImpactNext

ImpactNext 2014, the 12th annual business model competition held April 7 at Marquette University, offered 14 teams of entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their ventures and compete for cash prizes.

The judges determined four category winners and one grand prize winner.

Top Overall Business Model
FocalCast
Nick Winninger, Devin Turner, John Vennard, Charlie Beckwith and Jack Batzner
FocalCast is a mobile wireless presentation tool that allows you to control and annotate a presentation through your mobile device. 

Undergraduate student team winner
Move Milwaukee

Kathryn Cutinello, Samantha Metell and Rebecca French
Move Milwaukee is a real estate consulting agency that works one-on-one with young business professionals and recent graduates who are looking to find a perfect rental property in downtown Milwaukee.

Graduate Student team winner:
FocalCast

Alumni team winner:
RECEIPT

Chad Mikesell and Matt Klinker
The Resource for Evidence and Clinical Expertise Integrated for Physical Therapists, or RECEIPT, is a database platform that interfaces with electronic documentation software and allows physical therapists to access automatically-generated searches for the most relevant research articles and outcome measures to optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of their practice.

Community winner:
Black Gold Hauling
Melissa Tashjian
Black Gold Hauling focuses on diverting all organic waste from landfills by contracting with Milwaukee-area restaurants and hauling it to a certified composting facility.