Twenty-Four Entries Advance to Second Phase in ‘WISCONSIN YES!’ Youth Biz Plan Contest

Twenty-Four Entries Advance to Second Phase in ‘WISCONSIN YES!’ Youth Biz Plan Contest

A statewide panel of judges have selected 24 entries to advance to Phase 2 of Wisconsin YES!, a youth business plan contest for students in middle school and high school.

Students submitted their science- and tech-based 250-word business summaries through the contest website – – in April to compete in Phase 1. More than 110 entries were received from around the state.

Professionals committed to the development of young business leaders in Wisconsin served as judges, scoring the entries and providing constructive feedback to the students.

Entries advancing to the next round, including the school are:

Submission NameSchoolName
Azo-HeatWhitman Middle SchoolRonan Piontek
Build-A-BowGifford ElementaryAlex Hart-Upendo
Cord ClipNeenah High SchoolJordan Setterstrom
Eco-wipesWhitman Middle SchoolMyles Calhoun
EvacsideWhitman Middle SchoolSavannah Williams
Gardening BuddyLongfellow Middle SchoolArthur Wellenstein
Glo-CordWhitman Middle SchoolJames Branski
Happy CampersCrivitz High SchoolPaige Fuhrmann
Helping HandsMadison East High SchoolNyagoah Biel
HydrovitaeLongfellow Middle SchoolGreta Krueger
Palette ShoesNeenah High SchoolEsteban Guerra
Probiotic Infant FoodsUniversity School of MilwaukeeRahul Mullick
Protein BeanBrookfield AcademyNoah Doble
RoboScoopCrivitz High SchoolZachary Walters
SozodermLongfellow Middle SchoolGreta Krueger
Stuf-CakesBrookfield AcademyNick Boucher
SwiftScoreLongfellow Middle SchoolVivi Andersen
Swiss Kitchen ToolLongfellow Middle SchoolArthur Wellenstein
Switch It Water BottleLongfellow Middle SchoolMaeve Kaufman
The Daily RoutineLongfellow Middle SchoolMya Hansen
The GreencubeWest High SchoolErik Buinevicius
The Health BandLongfellow Middle SchoolAudrey Hardman
The PockeTopNeenah High SchoolCourtney Corrente
The Vital MonitorLongfellow Middle SchoolXimena Cavazos


Phase 2 will require students to develop their business plan in more detail in a 1,000-word executive summary. Place finishers will be announced in early June and will be eligible for cash and prizes. The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to present their winning idea June 6 at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference at Union South in Madison. For more information on the conference, visit

The Wisconsin YES! contest is produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council. Major support is provided by WEA TrustIntrepid Charitable PartnersThe Boldt CompanyUW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations, and the Wisconsin Technical College System.

Contest partners include the Department of Financial InstitutionsDepartment of Public Instructionthe Association of Wisconsin School AdministratorsMake a Difference Wisconsin, Project Lead the Way WisconsinSTEM Forward, Wisconsin Association of School BoardsWisconsin Society of Science Teachers and Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials

The Tech Council is the independent, non-profit and non-partisan science and technology adviser to the Governor and the Legislature. It serves as a catalyst for tech-based economic development in Wisconsin through programs such as the Tech Council Investor Networks, the Governor’s Business Plan Contest and the Tech Council Innovation Network.

Learn more at or contact the Wisconsin Technology Council at 608-442-7557.