Lubar School of Business: Competition and Award Winners

Top: CEO Entrepreneur of the Year winner, Anthony Nash, bottom: New Venture Business Plan Competition winners and judges.

The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center wishes to congratulate all of the winners of the Lubar School of Business competitions, CEO’s Entrepreneur of the Year and La Macchia’s New Venture Business Plan Competition (NVBPC).

The winner of the CEO Entrepreneur of the Year Award is Anthony Nash, Founder and CEO of Feel Good MKE. Feel Good MKE is a Milwaukee-proud design company that strives to celebrate and unite the local community. For those looking to follow in Anthony’s footsteps and launch their own startups, Anthony has offered his advice:

“My best advice for anyone getting started is to just do anything and everything! When you try you’ll either succeed or learn, but in both cases you win!” – Anthony Nash, Founder and CEO of Feel Good MKE

Congratulations Anthony! Check out Anthony’s shop and all of the amazing work he and his startup, Feel Good MKE, are doing here.

The New Venture Business Plan Competition winners are as follows:

1st Prize ($10,000): Oversite
Oversite: A SAAS mobile application that helps student organization’s staff and individual members save time and money managing the organization.  Joshua Graybow, BBA Marketing, 2021.
2nd Prize ($5,000): Lëvor
Lëvor: All-natural organic hair care products for all hair types. Loren Nelson, BBA Marketing, 2021.
3rd Prize Tie ($2,500): MuStick & Red Yeti Racing
MuStick: Music education company that manufactures stickers to help beginners learn and identify notes, scales, and chords on guitars.  Kai Kishpaugh, Undecided, 2023.
Red Yeti Racing: Web-based platform that enables customers to schedule and rent sports cars for high-speed, racetrack driving experiences. Michael Loreto Cerny, MBA 2020.
Honorable Mention ($500): Aha! Learning & Dabble Live Art
Aha! Learning: Web-based, interactive platform that enables online learners to connect and share knowledge.  Cabren Spangler, BS Mechanical Engineering, 2023.
Dabble Live Art: Web-based art studio that guides aspiring artists with step-by-step tutorials via high-quality live and recorded sessions.  Ross Younger, MBA 2020; Yundan Chen, MS, Management Marketing 2019.

Wondering if you should pursue that crazy idea you have? The Lubar School of Business can help to get you on the right path and provide you with key tools. Joshua Graybow, 1st place NVBPC winner, can attest to this.

“Being part of the NVBPC and getting guidance from all of the mentors really helped shaped my business into something real and winning gave me an opportunity to get started. Anyone who has an idea they have a passion about pursuing I encourage to participate next year.” – Joshua Graybow, Founder of Oversite, 1st place winner of the Lubar School of Business New Venture Business Plan Competition

Congratulations to all of the New Venture Business Plan Competition winners!