Neenah start-up wins state contest

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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A start-up from Neenah has won first prize in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

Liveyearbook develops digital high school yearbooks for the Facebook generation. It’s the first IT company and the first one from the Fox Valley to win the award, which was handed out Wednesday at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference.

Company president Don Noskowiak says Liveyearbook will use audio, video and archived content to make online and print yearbooks for students, who can create customized pages for their own book and do things like sign and view each others' books online.

The company plans to begin a pilot project in September where 20 to 30 schools will use the company's Web-based platform to produce more dynamic yearbooks, he says.

As the grand winner, Liveyearbook receives $50,000 in cash and prizes.

The Wisconsin Technology Council runs the business plan contest.