Brewed Ideas Challenge

A Look Back at the 2017 Brewed Ideas Challenge

Brewed Ideas Challenge


Brewed Ideas Challenge is a seed funding competition that is open to current Marquette students and hosted by the 707 Hub, in partnership with Brady Corporation. Eleven finalists will pitch their ideas for prize money totaling $17,500 at a reception and awards event on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. All eleven teams receive mentorship support from Brady Corporation leading up to the competition.



1st place $7,500

2nd place $5,000

3rd place $3,000

Audience choice $1,000

Brady innovation award $1,000


2017 finalists

Composite Climbing

Carbon fiber climbing equipment.


Personal care and basic food item delivery targeting Marquette University undergraduate students.


An app that makes booking live musicians, public speakers, dancers, comedians and service providers as easy as booking an Airbnb.


Bimbley's mission is to help families in the community by creating and providing free innovative solutions to finding senior housing.


The AquaDrop is a sweetened, penny-sized gummy with an artificial saliva filling. When chewed, the AquaDrop lubricates the mouth and teeth with a protective saliva coating while delivering a sweet taste to the consumer.


Miniaturized implantable devices intelligence tool.

Zana Period Underwear

An affordable brand of period underwear. It is like a pair of regular underwear, but it can hold up to 4 tampons worth of menstrual blood.


Gifts goats to women and children affected by HIV/AIDs in Sub-Saharan Africa. Each family is able to raise the goats and use their milk for both food and income purposes.


An online store that sells and distributes trendy merchandise.


Milwaukee job initiative for low-income residents.


Lic will allow users to share and vote on photos.



Judges will evaluate project proposals, submissions and final pitches. Review judging criteria.

Mary Avery

Principal at Avery Consulting Group, LLC

Aaron Pearce

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, Brady Corporation

Bentley Curran

Chief Information Officer & VP of Digital Business, Brady Corporation


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