Fond du Lac man a finalist in state Business Plan Contest

Posted on May 29, 2019 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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A Fond du Lac man is among 13 finalists in the 16th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

Robert Carsey, who created a plan for Skip and Co. Maritime, a maritime training and captain’s licensing course provider, was one of the finalists selected to pitch their companies to a panel of judges at the Wisconsin Entrepreneur’s Conference in Milwaukee next week. The winners will be announced June 5 and share multiple prizes, including cash, office space, legal assistance, IT consulting, marketing, web design and more.

In addition to Skip and Co. Maritime, the other finalists are:

  • Madison-based Auto-Scope, John Guequierre. The company would pair artificial intelligence with a digital otoscope to help diagnose middle ear infections.
  • Madison-based Blexx Technology LLC, Erin Tenderholdt. Created a device that would quickly sanitize and disintegrate hypodermic needles.
  • Monona-based DarkAero Inc., River Karls. An aircraft kit manufacturer focused on speed, range and efficiency.
  • Kronenwetter-based ERbin, Michelle Goetsch. The digital recycling education platform aims to make the process easier for consumers.
  • Madison-based GrowthChart Records Inc., Patricia Wooldridge. Developed technology to allow child care centers to record voice documentation.
  • River Falls-based Impact Sports LLC, Joshua Cleveland. The company has created a prototype of a more flexible football helmet based on an infant’s head.
  • Shorewood-based SafeLi LLC, Carol Hirschmugl. Has secured a patent to produce graphene-based materials that would disrupt the lithium-ion battery market.
  • Viroqua-based Seedlinked, Nicolas Enjalbert. A platform to connect growers and plant breeders.
  • Janesville-based Simply Solutions 2. Mark Schweiger. An herbal wellness product developer.
  • Fitchburg-based SpayVac for Wildlife, Thomas D’Orazio. Has developed contraceptive vaccines for humane wildlife population control.
  • Middleton-based Voximetry LLC, Joe Grudzinski. Focused on commercializing improvements in nuclear medicine dosimetry.
  • Madison-based Zero Barrier LLC, Evan Wolfenden. The company has two patents pending for its metal 3D printing factory to remove barriers to mass production for small manufacturers.