Showcase 2018

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 Brain Health, Community, Education, Food, Global Waste, Water, Security and Transportation. 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 that will be announced at 7:30 on the day of our showcase, and People’s Choice awards that will be announced on the day following the showcase (Friday 14 December). 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 12th for our keynote address and on Thursday December 13th for the showcase.

Kim Beckmann, Associate Professor
Adream Blair, Associate Professor

Design Entrepreneur Showcase 2018 group photo

DES 2018 Programming

Design Entrepreneur Showcase “People’s Choice Award”

Voting is now closed. Check out our 2018 winners!

DES Pitch Competition

Thursday 6 December 2018, 8:00-10:30 am
Thursday 6 December 2018, 11:00 am-1:30 pm
All pitch events are for students, faculty and judges only, and will be held at
Kenilworth Square East, 3rd floor.

Keynote Address and
Pitch Competition Winners

Wednesday 12 December 2018
6:00-8:00 pm

Pitch winners pitch their product/service:
6:00-6:50 pm
Keynote Address:
Caitlin Cullen of Tandem Restaurant

7:00 pm
Location: UWM Alumni Fireside Lounge (first level, UWM Student Union)
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Free and open to the public.

Design Entrepreneur Showcase

Thursday 13 December 2018 
5:00-9:00 pm 
Pitch Competition Awards Announced 7:30 pm
People’s Choice Awards Announced
Friday 14 December
Kenilworth Square East, 3rd Floor
1925 E. Kenilworth Place
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Free and open to the public.