Showcase 2017

This Year’s Showcase

Welcome to the sixth annual UWM Design Entrepreneur Showcase. This year we are exhibiting innovative and socially-conscious products and services that address issues concerning mental health, medical education, safety, food/consumption, and community. Our students research and prototype products and solutions around current issues they are passionate about and where they want to effect change. The Design Entrepreneur Showcase is a night of inspiration and a celebration of truly these thoughtful, kind, and empathetic change agents of our future!

At our UWM Design Entrepreneur Showcase students will compete for three DVC Pitch Awards and two People’s Choice Awards that will be announced at 7:30 on the day of our showcase. Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite idea! Greeters on the third floor are there to welcome you as you arrive and explain how the voting will be conducted. Guests not able to attend the event can still vote for the Online People’s Choice Award. Please go to the following link to cast your vote! You can only vote once so please view all our projects before going to the voting page.

This year we are also celebrating our students’ semester-long work with a presentation of winning student pitches and a keynote address. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, December 13th for our keynote address and on December 14th for the showcase.

Kim Beckmann, Associate Professor
Adream Blair, Associate Professor

Design Entrepreneur Showcase 2017 group photo

DES 2017 Programming

DES Pitch Competition

Wednesday 6 December 2017, 8:00-10:30 am
Wednesday 6 2017, 12:30-3:00 pm
Thursday 7 December 2017, 8:00-10:30 am
All pitch events are for students, faculty and judges only, and will be held at
Kenilworth Square East, 3rd floor.

Keynote Address

Wednesday 13 December 2017 6:00-8:00 pm
Pitch winners pitch their product/service: 6:20-6:50 pm
Address: 7:00 pm, Paul Mattek, Partner, Business Development –
Design Fugitives

Location: UWM Alumni Fireside Lounge (first level, Student Union)
Free and open to the public.

Design Entrepreneur Showcase

Thursday 14 December 2017 
5:00-9:00 pm 
Opening Remarks 6:00 pm
All Awards Announced 7:30 pm
Kenilworth Square East, 3rd Floor
Free and open to the public.

Design Entrepreneur Showcase Voting

Voting has been closed. Please check out our Awards page to see this year’s winners!