Visioning a Greater Racine



Tech-prize Racine WI

Today, we kick-off our 2021-22 session with a grand ceremonies at our HQ at Uncorkt on Main ST in Racine,WI. Join us in person and meet the Tech-Prize management, Local digitories and educators or view the event Live below. The Broadcast starts at 5:30 PM.

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Sep 19, 2020 – May 8, 2021 *

Invention City – Racine Wisconsin

*Tech-Prize dates have changed due to COVID-19


Due to the impact of the COVID-19, the Tech-Prize competition will host three virtual event in 2020-21. 

The Tech-Prize will be back in Full format next year.


Tech-Prize is a Technology Competition event that will be held in downtown Racine. The 2021 event starts on September 10, 2021. This video discusses all the elements of the event and how you can get involved. Spend 2 minutes to see why you should and want to be involved in this innovative event.

Racine Tech Price 2020

Sep 10, 2021 – September 18, 2021

Invention City – Racine Wisconsin

App Development competition

Tech-Prize Smart City Problem Solving Challenge is an Open-Ended APP development competition. The objective of the competition is to promote and reward IT development Skills and Creativity while solving some pressing social and infrastructure challenges in our community. 
The Open-Ended Competition means the participants can participate even if their App is not completely Developed. 
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From Sept 19, 2020, through May 8 2021 every week Join a “Virtual” workshop or discussion
  • Learn how to launch a new idea or business
The Biz-Shops will provide an introduction to the process of innovation and idea creation to support the three objectives of Tech-Prize, Smart”, Industrial, and Open categories.



From Sept 19, 2020 through March 27, 2021 every week join a “Virtual” workshop or discussion
  • Learn to develop and enhance your ideas that can become a successful business for tomorrow.
The Tech-Shops will provide an introduction to the process of innovation and idea creation to support the three objectives of Tech-Prize, Smart”, Industrial, and Open categories.

Idea Competition

You and your team of up to six (6) members can submit your Idea now and we will evaluate those ideas. If your Idea is ready for a launch, we will find you opportunities to pitch to investors, for all other ideas, we will assign a mentor so that you can enhance your ideas to submit for 2021 Ideas competition


We are looking for successful people to be Mentors

Tech-Prize  Mentorship Progam works in conjunction with BizShop and TechShop events to guide the Tech-Prize Competition participants to enhance their ideas. Selected participants are offered an option to join the Mentorship program. Tech-Prize volunteer Mentors are successful Entrepreneurs, Executives, and educators with relevant experience and access to resources to support the mentors.

Teachers watch this short video and learn how your students can participate in this exciting opportunity.

Tech-Prize 2021








Racine Tech Price 2020

September 10 – 18, 2021

Invention City – Racine Wisconsin

Be a Host

Show your Racine Hospitality.

This festival will attract thousands of visitors to Downtown Racine to take part in an exciting display of next generation ideas. Inventors will display designs from every technological discipline in our store fronts, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, police station, library, museum and any other space desired Host locations will get to demonstrate the outstanding culture and hospitality that racine offers and thousands of people experience the idea presentations. In similar events, establishments that host exhibits have seen 4-20 fold increase in daily revenue during the event How does it work? There is no limit on how many exhibits a business can host. A small exhibit may need just a table space, while others may require more elaborate space. Please fill this form and your information will be electronically matched with potential exhibitors best fitted for your location.

“City of Racine is ready to host  Tech-Prize”

I am excited to see that the Thriving Economy Wave team is working on Ambitious and Grand Initiatives like TECH-PRIZE that will kick-start the growth of our community in multiple dimensions such as commerce, trade, and tourism while providing a platform for intellectual growth through technology competition.”

Tom Buhler, founder VGR

“My team is excited to welcome innovators and technologists during Tech Prize.”

We have a safe, friendly and inviting lakefront community with a rich history and diverse culture. Come for exploring new technology and innovation, as well as our great food, fun attractions, and community amenities. Our team of peace officers will be on hand to promote a safe and secure environment and memorable experience during your stay. 

Art Howell, chief of police

“TECH-PRIZE to carry the tradition of  the leadership in Innovation and Industry”

“For virtually our entire history, Racine County has been a leader in innovation and industry. We recognize the potential of TechPrize to help carry on this tradition, and we hope students become involved and inspired.”

Jonathan Delagrave, Racine County Executive

Become a Sponsor

What does sponsorship mean to you and our community?

Sponsorship of the competition is designed to motivate the innovation spirit and enable the following for the Racine community: – Become a recognized leader in Technology through Innovation – Establish Racine as a destination – Provide opportunities for our citizens – Enhance our community so that individuals to want to live, work and play in Racine Wisconsin and our broader region – Every, citizen, public servant, student and the employer will benefit through this process – Lead this community to the future by sponsoring the Tech-Prize competitions  



Participants will compete for prizes in the forms of cash, scholarship, idea sponsorship, and employment opportunities. The additional value will be gained through the learning in the tech and biz-shops, the networking and introduction to potential clients and investors

Jeff Daniel and Ray Koukari discuss Tech-Prize on WGTD 91.1 FM Kenosha

Listen to the Tech-Prize team discuss exciting details of the Tech-Prize event with Dr, Bryan Albrecht, on his weekly radio broadcast. In this segment, you learn details of the Tech-Prize event taking place from September 10-18, 2021 in Racine, Wi. Ray and Jeff will be sharing the background, competitions, competitors, impact on the community, and how to get involved.