Eau Claire’s Startup 48 Winner Announced
Posted by adminALT on October 20th, 2022
20, 2022 (Eau Claire, WI) –
UCo, a student work app, wins Startup 48,
Eau Claire’s own business jumpstart competition weekend! A group of UWEC Entrepreneurship students
have been named the winning team of Startup 48. The business idea was launched
on Friday night and the team worked all weekend, then provided a final business
pitch on Sunday evening to a panel of local judges.
UCo drafted a business pitch that connects college
students with homeowners who need chores completed. College students are looking for work, but
need employment that provides flexibility. UCo
aims to connect workers with jobs that can be completed to fit into the
student’s schedule. The business is in concept phase now, but we hope to see
its launch into our market soon.
weekend, 37 individuals met at WIN Technology to begin a weekend-long journey
to learn how to create a lean business and prepare to launch into the marketplace. Five dynamic teams formed and worked
tirelessly to create business models, verify market need and find their value
proposition all based around an initial 60 second business idea pitch.
Strangers converged over these pitched ideas and worked together to prove if
the idea was viable, starting with clearly defining a problem they’d like to
selected UCo to be the winner and
receive the prize package, which includes office space and a collection of
complimentary consultations ranging in startup topics from business finance, IP
& Trademark protection and marketing.
In addition, the Uco team now qualifies to advance to the Wisconsin Big
Idea Tournament, a statewide pitch competition vying for startup capital of up
is an annual, weekend-long business startup learning experience and
competition. Local entrepreneurs and industry experts act as mentors throughout
the weekend to assist and re-direct teams when needed, all with the goal to
cultivate new business ideas and leaders in the Eau Claire area.
community partners make this event possible, including WIN Technology, JAMF,
UWEC Entrepreneur Program, Prevail Bank, Chippewa Valley Developers Group and
Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation. Financial sponsors are critical and include
WiSys, Applied Data Consultants, Co-Lab, Prevail Bank, Bourget Law, Dialog
Design, Escape EC, TDS Fiber, WEDC, M3 Insurance, Crivello Carlson, Security
Financial Bank, HyVee and Erberts & Gerberts.
more about the event, visit www.Startup48.co