Sixth Annual UWM Innovator’s Expo a Success!

The sixth annual UWM Innovator’s Expo kicked off at 4:00 p.m. on May 7th, marking the second Innovator’s Expo held virtually. The annual Innovator’s Expo is a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship at UWM and in the Milwaukee community.

Over 50 people attended the live Zoom call to celebrate the hard work and continuing innovation taking place in Milwaukee, and over 195 people participated in the Panther Bucks Challenge and in voting for award winners. The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center was able to recognize many of the amazing entrepreneurs through various awards. Overall, 13 awards were presented to Expo participants. Check out the welcome video here, and the virtual expo tour here.

Award winners:

Panther Bucks Challenge Winner: 2 Birds, 1 Stone (Juru Pfifer, Tiera T, Delvante T)
Best Booth Design: Crowned Soles (Chineva Smith)
Best Video Produced: Chains of Sustainability (Allyn Lottouzee)
People’s Choice Award: Body Space (Kyah Probst)
LEC Picks (Startup): Mira Eyewear (Ariel Pershman)
LEC Picks (Startup): Plus One (Terrance Thomas)
LEC Picks (Startup): Nosipho (Nosipho Monese)
LEC Picks (Startup): Rotor (Mathis Murphy)
LEC Picks (Startup): Advantage Point (Ross Younger)
LEC Picks (Startup): Event Horizon Social Innovation, Inc. (Mark Guzman)
LEC Picks (Department): Black Student Cultural Center
LEC Picks (Department): Peck School of the Arts Design and Visual Communication (Kim Beckman)
LEC Picks (Faculty): Maternity Metrix & M-Screen (AkkeNeel Talsma)

Congratulations to all the winners of the Expo, and to all of the Expo participants (community, students, faculty, startups, and more) who hustle and innovate tirelessly year round.

The Lubar Entrepreneurship Center looks forward to another year of innovation and excitement and cannot wait to see what new innovations the UWM and Milwaukee community create. The LEC is also looking forward to seeing everyone (safely) in person for the start of the fall 2021 semester!