Eau Claire’s Startup 48 Winner Announced
Posted by adminALT on October 25th, 2023
23, 2023 (Eau Claire, WI) –
Mocktails, a new non-alcoholic canned cocktail, wins
Startup 48, Eau Claire’s own business jumpstart competition weekend! A group of UWEC 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.
founders of Mocktails, drafted a
business plan and pitch which outlines hypothetically starting production and
distribution of a unique, non-alcoholic cocktail. The business is in concept
phase now, but we hope to see its launch into our market in the future.
weekend, 32 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 solve.
selected Mocktails to be the winner,
as the business idea that could be most likely find success. Other exciting and viable ideas pitched
included; entertainment connection & suggestion app, café & brewery,
crowd-funded property investment app and a digital platform for fighting.
the Mocktails team now qualifies to
advance to the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, a statewide pitch competition vying
for startup capital of up to $25,000 in April 2024.
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, Royal Credit Union, WEDC, Security
Financial Bank, HyVee and Erberts & Gerberts.
more about the event, visit www.Startup48.co