Second group of ‘Project Pitch It’ entrepreneurs released

Third season starts Feb. 9

The moguls on "Project Pitch It" season three.

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:10 pm

Entrepreneurs from 24 Wisconsin startups will pitch their businesses to Milwaukee-area business moguls on Wisconsin’s version of “Shark Tank” beginning next week.

Season three of “Project Pitch It” will premiere at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9 on WISN-TV Channel 12. The first nine companies that will appear on season three were unveiled last week. Now, Cardinal Stritch University’s Stritch Hub for Innovation and Community Engaged Learning, which administers the program, has announced the second group of entrepreneurs selected for season three. They are:

The entrepreneurs will pitch their startups to Peggy Ann, the founder of Milwaukee-based concierge move management company LifeMoves; Jerry Jendusa, co-founder of entrepreneurship consulting firm Stuck LLC and former co-founder and chief executive officer of EMTEQ; attorney David Gruber, founder of Gruber Law Offices LLC; and Deborah Allen, former president and CEO of area McDonald’s franchisee Nevada Corp. and now founder and CEO of business coaching firm DNA Network LLC.

Each of the three startups on all eight episodes will receive one of three prizes:

  • Stritch Pitch Award: Business classes at Cardinal Stritch University, office space and staff support for 12 months.
  • Pitch In Award: Includes the moguls hosting a forum featuring investors and experts in marketing, finance and networking.
  • Project Pitch It Award: $10,000 cash.

The next batch of entrepreneurs who will appear on season three will be announced on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

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Molly Dill
Molly Dill, former BizTimes Milwaukee managing editor.