The NWTC center helps students who already own a business, like Cassidy Boesen

Cassidy Boesen, owner of Special Bond Horsemanship, with Cherokee.

Many college students go to school with dreams of starting a business after graduation. But for dozens of students enrolled at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, that dream is already a reality.

Lisa Taylor, who created the Center for Entrepreneurship at NWTC this year, was looking for a way to support those entrepreneurs while also partnering with the Startup Hub located on campus. The Startup Hub, a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, offered a free year of office space as a prize, and Taylor went ahead with the Eagle Pitch Business Contest.

“I have spent a lot of time working to build awareness of what the center can provide, including technical assistance and events designed to support student entrepreneurs,” Taylor said. “Pitching contests are a great way for students who have a business (which was an eligibility qualification for the contest) to clarify their target markets, operations, financials, etc., and understand how to ‘pitch’ efficiently that information in four minutes.”

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