De Pere, Wis.: Young people have all kinds of great ideas, and many of those ideas were put to the test during St. Norbert College’s annual “Shark Attack” business pitch event held on campus Dec. 8.
First place and $1,000 went to St. Norbert College junior Brianne DeLain of Appleton, who pitched her product “RV Collect,” a rainwater collection and filtration system for campers and RVs.
Second place and $500 went to senior Connor Nelson of Naperville, Ill., and junior CJ West of Elmhurst, Ill., who pitched their idea for a UWB-based (ultra-wideband) element-proof tracking system called “Momentous Technologies.” It’s able to pinpoint location in real-time to within 20 centimeters or less.
Thirty-one students participated and 24 pitches were given to our panel of judges: Meredith Bieri, Chloe Pahl and Chris Schmitz.
Bieri is the founder of Be Soul Good, a social impact company, and Lync Academy.
Pahl is the manager of marketing & operations at TitletownTech in Green Bay
Schmitz, a 2008 graduate of St. Norbert College, has worked with several startups over the years, including several of his own. He currently works with Sequoir, a local cryptocurrency exchange.