December 3, 2023

‘Challenge Pitch It’ looking for scholar and grownup entrepreneurs for season eight

From left: Jerry Jendusa, Gale Klappa, David Gruber and Peg Ann. Standing behind the moguls from left are: Bev Greenberg (government producer/creator) and Jason Ruck (director).
Photograph courtesy of John Grant Pictures and Challenge Pitch It.

Scholar and grownup entrepreneurs will as soon as once more have an opportunity to earn their share of money and mentorship alternatives as “Challenge Pitch It,” a neighborhood TV present much like ABC’s “Shark Tank,” gears up for its eighth season.

Season eight will as soon as once more welcome a mixture of grownup and scholar entrepreneurs (ages 13-18). Purposes are actually open for each scholar and grownup entrepreneurs. These fascinated by making use of should report a video of their pitch and submit it on-line by Oct. 9. Auditions can be held later this fall.

Throughout previous seasons of “Challenge Pitch It,” 24 entrepreneurs pitched their enterprise to a bunch of moguls to earn each funding and mentorship alternatives, starting from a gathering with a neighborhood advertising chief to steerage from the College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Lubar Entrepreneurship Heart. Every episode usually options three entrepreneurs.

Season eight’s moguls will embody WEC Power Group government chairman Gale Klappa, legal professional David Gruber, former proprietor of Empire Degree Manufacturing Peggy Ann, and host Jerry Jendusa, co-founder of Breakthrough Methods.

Over the previous seven seasons, “Challenge Pitch It” has awarded Wisconsin entrepreneurs $4 million in money and in-kind mentoring sources. Greater than 400 jobs have been created by the companies featured on the present and 92% of the 170 entrepreneurs who’ve appeared on “Challenge Pitch It” are nonetheless in enterprise.

After showing on the present, most entrepreneurs have seen a greater than 500% enhance in income. Roughly 66% of “Challenge Pitch It” companies are minority or woman-owned.

BizTimes Milwaukee is a media accomplice for “Challenge Pitch It.” The present will air on WISN-TV 12 in southeastern Wisconsin and on TV stations all through your complete state in Madison, Inexperienced Bay, La Crosse and Wausau.