Reverse Pitch MKE

Reverse Pitch MKE

Your opportunity to build the next great solution.

Great ideas can come from anywhere. Through Reverse Pitch MKE, local companies open their doors to entrepreneurs, startups, and other creatives who want the opportunity to help solve challenges and potentially launch a product and business of their own.

Reverse Pitch MKE 2020 kicked off November 11 during Startup Milwaukee Week. Submitted ideas are currently being reviewed, and select teams will be invited to pitch back in February. View the video pitches below that outline the 2020 business challenges.

Want more information? Email the Reverse Pitch MKE team with additional questions or needs. 



Meet the companies participating in Reverse Pitch MKE 2020

Northwestern Mutual helps people make smart financial choices, so their goals aren’t left to chance.

For over 160 years, we’ve empowered clients to live their dreams today, as well as tomorrow, through our unique approach to financial planning. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to give our clients access to everything they need to successfully navigate their financial lives.

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin. We support a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. It is an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies.

Inception Health is the innovation arm of Froedtert Health, focused on driving change in health care through investment in digital technology. The group will be providing technical guidance and subject matter expertise to the winning team.

The winning team(s) will receive*:

  • $10,000 cash prize and up to $90,000 in seed investment from Cream City Venture Capital
  • Co-locating space in Cream City Labs
  • Access to Northwestern Mutual advisors, mentors and technology resources
  • Up to $2,000 in legal services, provided by Godrey & Kahn, S.C.
    *Subject to Standard Terms and Conditions

The winning team(s) will receive*:

  • $10,000 cash prize and up to $90,000 in seed investment from Inception Health, the innovation arm of Froedtert Health
  • Co-locating space
  • Access to digital innovation leaders and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health care experts
  • Up to $2,000 in legal services, provided by Godfrey & Kahn, S.C
    *Subject to Standard Terms and Conditions

These new businesses will be launched in Milwaukee, adding to the local tech economy.

Building on the success of Reverse Pitch MKE 2018

More than 100 entrepreneurs took part in the second Reverse Pitch MKE event in 2018. The winning solution was Pythonic AI, whose MedReviewer platform uses machine learning and natural language processing to automate tedious and repetitive aspects of medical records review, pulling out key findings to help underwriters and claims analysts make their decisions faster. Northwestern Mutual underwriters are currently testing a live pilot of Pythonic AI.

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