Over time, about 4,300 plans from 330 different Wisconsin communities have been submitted to the contest. Finalists have included companies such as RevolutionEHR, Vector Surgical, Nerites, Elucent Medical, Fishidy, Lynx Biosciences, Hyde, bluDiagnostics, Strategic Fishing Systems, Optametra, Platypus Technologies, Reza Band, RoWheels, MobCraft Beer, Sector67 and BadgerBites.
Known today as EatStreet, the founders of BadgerBites built what has become one of the largest online and mobile food ordering and delivery services in the country.
Some lunar-sized craters were also abandoned by promising finalists, but this is not uncommon in the world of emerging businesses. A more surprising fact is that past PCB finalists have enjoyed a high survival rate, especially compared to the overall U.S. mortality rate. Collectively, previous contestants have raised at least $ 225 million in angel and venture capital and risky debt, creating jobs and economic value in Wisconsin.
The Business Conference will offer a combination of high-level speakers, speakers and more. A highlight is always the releases of those whose business plans arose after being examined by volunteer judges who know what to look for. It is worth the virtual trip to see young companies that will make a difference tomorrow.