Project Pitch IT is an early stage competition program that will begin airing the first of six episodes this Saturday, February 18th at 6:30pm on WISN TV12 in Milwaukee. It will also be aired in Green Bay on WBAY-TV, in Madison on WISC-TV, in Wausau on WZAW-TV and in La Crosse in WKBT-TV. Please check your local listing for the day and time they will be airing the show. All of the entrepreneurs that appear on the shows are Wisconsin-based individuals and companies that were selected through an audition process. The ideas that they “pitch” will be evaluated and judged by four “moguls,” who are successful Wisconsin business leaders in and of themselves. BrightStar Wisconsin is one of the key sponsors of the show, and one of our very own, Mark Burish, had the honor of being one of the moguls. Mark is an entrepreneur, business owner and co-founder of the law firm Hurley, Burish & Stanton in Madison. He is also a BrightStar founding donor and board member, and based on the show previews that we saw, it looks like he did a great job!! We are excited to see how the series turns out, and the spirit of entrepreneurship it will provoke in all our local communities. Please watch the show and let us know what you think.
About BrightStar Foundation: BrightStar is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation created to facilitate job creation and increase Wisconsin’s economic activity by deploying donated funds into equity stakes in for-profit early-stage, rapid growth companies. This unique approach enables the formation of new investment capital in Wisconsin through charitable donations to the foundation.