CS NEST at UW-Madison

Congratulations to the 2023 CS NEST Pitch Competition Winners!!

🏆 1st: Crib – $5,000 (Isaac Lee, Vinesh Janarthanan)

💰 2nd: PhD Insiders – $2,500 (Jake Khoussine)

💸 3rd: Stuniverse – $1,500 (Nikolai Grin, Takuzen Lu)

🎉 WI Idea: GünGellir – $1,000 (Asude Aydagul)

We were fortunate enough to have a highly experienced judging panel providing feedback and questions to all the presenting teams. Huge thanks to them!

  • Dave Fuhrmann – Epic, Senior VP
  • Jack Koziol – UW-Madison, Entrepreneur in Residence & Infosec, Exited Founder
  • Adhira Sunkara – WiSys, Assistant Director
  • Wes Schroll – Fetch, Founder & CEO

To anyone interested in creating new technologies or launching a business – join us next semester! CS NEST is a venture creation program designed to help entrepreneurially minded students, postdocs, and recent alumni create high growth startups. CS NEST is a partnership between UW Computer Sciences, WARF, and gener8tor.

Each April we end the program with a pitch competition and the opportunity for teams to win prize money.

For more info about the program and/or competition, reach out to gener8tor director Jake Pollastrini at jake.pollastrini@gener8tor.com