Molson Coors: To sponsor Summerfest Tech Pitch competition 

MILWAUKEE – May 15, 2023 – As part of Molson Coors’ commitment to empowering  entrepreneurship and investing in emerging technologies, the company is once again sponsoring this year’s Summerfest Tech Pitch competition, which is hosted by Milwaukee World  Festival, Inc. (MWF) and Young Enterprising Society. On June 28, eight participants will have  the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges made up of Molson Coors and various  business and community leaders. 

“Molson Coors is proud to sponsor the Summerfest Tech Pitch Competition, giving local and  national entrepreneurs an opportunity to share their ideas on a larger stage,” said Jonah Turner,  senior manager of emerging technologies, Molson Coors. “This competition challenges entrepreneurs to solve some of today’s most critical problems with emerging tech, creating a  business opportunity for them globally and right here in our hometown.”  

As a member of the Summerfest Tech steering committee and a panel judge, Turner is actively  involved in organizing the annual Pitch Competition. 

The first-place prize of $20,000 is part of the $50,000 cash prize pool that participants in this  year’s competition have the opportunity to win. For the first time since the inception of the Pitch  Competition, a “Hometown Winner” from the greater Milwaukee region will receive a $5,000  award, highlighting Milwaukee’s emergence as a global and national tech hub. This year, the  competition received a record 70% growth in applications from over 12 states and 20 countries. The eight finalists for the 2023 Summerfest Tech Pitch Competition include:  

Wellacy Health (Milwaukee): Founded in 2020, Wellacy Health helps providers better  engage, monitor and treat patients’ physical and mental health care needs, eliminating  disparities in access to quality care and redesigning the way people with chronic  diseases interact with and consume health and care. 

Cookie Langs, Inc. (New York): Cookie Langs is a first-of-its-kind language learning  platform built upon proprietary speech and emotion recognition AI technology. Cookie  Langs helps users attain conversational fluency in a highly engaging way through  partnerships with popular content creators and celebrities. 

AppEase LLC (Green Bay, Wis.): AppEase automatically transfers medical data  between insurance companies and medical facilities for the purpose of underwriting life,  disability and long-term care insurance applications through the use of APIs into  electronic medical record systems. AppEase eliminates the need for faxes and snail  mail, reduces associated expenses and improves attrition rates for insurance companies  requesting medical records. 

Leantime (Charlotte, N.C.): Started by a nurse-turned-product manager, Leantime is an  open-source innovation and project management system. Leantime offers solutions for  those with ADHD, ADD and dyslexia as well as small business owners and cross functional teams.  

CrossKudi (Wauwatosa, Wis.): CrossKudi continues to revolutionize the way people send money, eliminating burdensome fees while allowing users to send money to  individuals and merchants all over the world with blockchain technology.

RedFox AI (Madison, Wis.): RedFox AI is the creator of the RedFox Digital Guide, a  smartphone-accessible conversational artificial intelligence that can learn and facilitate  any instruction-based process, including troubleshooting, while simultaneously providing  a new level of on-demand customer support. RedFox is serving the growing BioHealth  market allowing providers to be there at the point-of-care for patients. 

Lavni Inc. (Atlanta): Lavni is on a mission to provide mental health care for the BIPOC  community by connecting them to therapists. Their focus is to serve underserved  communities by providing affordable, confidential, and convenient mental health  sessions. 

AfroCharts (Milwaukee): AfroCharts is a free global music platform created to connect  music lovers with the colorful sounds of African music by allowing them to stream,  download and share high-quality African music for free through the AfroCharts website  and mobile app.  

Summerfest Tech 2023 will occur Tuesday, June 27 through Thursday, June 29. The three-day  in-person event will take place at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, focusing on trending topics  such as customer experience technology, planning for a sustainable future and machine  learning. The Pitch Competition will take place on June 28 from 2 – 4 p.m. All programming will  be free and keynotes will be accessible virtually. To learn more and register, visit Summerfest  

Apart from supporting the Summerfest Tech Pitch Competition, Molson Coors invests in cutting edge technologies to improve its operations, foster creative solutions and support the  communities it serves. To learn more about Molson Coors, please visit 

About Molson Coors 

For more than two centuries, Molson Coors has been brewing beverages that unite people to  celebrate all life’s moments. From Coors Light, Miller Lite, Molson Canadian, Carling, and  Staropramen to Coors Banquet, Blue Moon Belgian White, Blue Moon LightSky, Vizzy,  Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Creemore Springs, Hop Valley and more, Molson Coors  produces many beloved and iconic beer brands. While the company’s history is rooted in beer,  Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle as well. Our ESG  strategy is focused on People and Planet with a strong commitment to raising industry  standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities and the  environment. To learn more about Molson Coors Beverage Company, visit, or on Twitter through @MolsonCoors. 

About Summerfest Tech  Summerfest Tech began in 2018 with the goal of leveraging the Summerfest brand to showcase  technology and provide a forum for attendees from the tech and business community to  network, educate, and celebrate the evolution of technology. Summerfest Tech continues to  champion the regional business community, while shining the spotlight on Wisconsin’s growing  reputation as a tech hub, highlighting the growth and opportunity in the region. Programming  from local, regional, and national speakers, as well as a cash-prize pitch competition, connects  the tech community around relevant topics. Summerfest Tech will be held June 27-29, 2023,  free of charge, in-person and available virtually. For more details, visit