Two Waukesha County businesses finalists in state competition

Freeman Staff

June 11, 2016


WAUKESHA — Two Waukesha County businesses, Essential Biotechnology LLC of Big Bend and Hyde of Elm Grove, were recently named finalists in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest Awards Ceremony.

“Entrepreneurs, small businesses, and startups have the greatest potential for long-term economic growth in our state,” Walker said during the ceremony.

The Governor’s Business Plan Contest finalists gave a live presentation to judges during the Wisconsin’s Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison. The 13 contestants emerged following three rounds of judging in the contest, which is organized by the Wisconsin Technology Council and presented in conjunction with its partners and sponsors.

The contest began in late January with 200 entries. Contestants had the chance to engage in a five-month process which included the opportunity to work with mentors and receive feedback from judges. The contest also gives finalists with top business plans valuable public and media exposure and helps spur economic growth throughout Wisconsin.