Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship

ImpactNext & Future She-E-O Contest

You're invited to attend the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship’s ImpactNext Business Model Competition and Fashion Angels' Future She-E-O Contest. This year’s event will bring entrepreneurs of all ages together for one exciting evening. Meet over 30 start-ups during the poster session and see the latest business ideas coming out of Marquette, Milwaukee, and beyond.  Stay for the final round modeled after Shark Tank, and watch finalists pitch their businesses on stage to the judges and the audience with real-time scoring.

Join us for the poster session and final pitches!

A free event, open to the public. 
Food & drinks provided!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
4:30-9:15 PM
Alumni Memorial Union Monagahan Ballrooms (3rd Floor)
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233  

About the ImpactNext Business Model Competition

Since 2001, Marquette University’s Business Plan Competition has fostered hundreds of business plans, and many entrants have gone on to start successful enterprises. In 2013, the competition was updated to focus on the development and validation of the business model canvas and renamed the ImpactNext Business Model Competition. The end result is a competition that focuses on the development of business models and – more specifically – the customer discovery and validation of those models. 

About the Future She-E-O Contest

Milwaukee-based tween lifestyle company, Fashion Angels, continues their mission of empowering young girls with the first-ever Future She-E-O Contest.  In conjunction with the brand’s “It’s My Biz” product line, the Future She-E-O Contest gives girls the tools to follow their entrepreneurial dreams with knowledge and confidence that they can run a business now and in the future. Female entrepreneurs, ages 9-12 years old, from across the nation submitted their unique business ideas and the five finalists were chosen. These finalists will present their ventures on April 21 with a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship. Come support these young female entrepreneurs and their “She-E-O” adventures as they inspire others!

Press coverage of Business Model Competition winners

Websites of past Business Model Competition Winners

  • FocalCast
    A mobile application that allows mobile users to present PowerPoints from their tablet or smartphone directly to a Chromecast or wireless display
  • That Salsa Lady
    A Milwaukee venture dedicated to bringing fresh food to urban neighborhoods
  • BoothTag
    A mobile app that motivates conference attendees to participate, circulate & engage with exhibitors and each other!
  • ZoomShift
    Making employee scheduling as simple as possible
  • The Ability Center
    A fitness, athletic, recreation and wellness facility specifically designed for those with disabilities and inclusive of their friends, families, and the able-bodied public.
  • Promentis Pharmaceuticals
    Pharmaceutical company developing novel compounds for the treatment of schizophrenia and other central nervous system disorders