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Brennon Garthwait

Brennon Garthwait
Renwig Custom

1221 Innovation Drive, Suite 122
Whitewater, WI 53190

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Business Management and Administration
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Brennon Garthwait holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in general business and the other in geography with an emphasis in environmental science specializing in GIS. Brennon is a driving force behind Renwig Custom, a start-up company developing a new technology for the control of Tube Amplifiers for musicians. His vision and determination have been integral to the successes of this new venture which he’s undertaking with his two business partners and childhood friends, David Hartwig and Evan Preston. In 2010 Brennon competed in and won two elevator pitch competitions. The winnings from these competitions were used in the construction of Renwig’s first prototype. The momentum generated by these victories propelled the group into the following competitions, which would become the seed money used to create the foundation of the company. In March of 2011 Brennon led his team to first place in the UW-Whitewater Warhawk business plan competition raising $5,000, and the opportunity to compete in the Milwaukee Biz Starts Competition. The team took first in this competition as well raising another $5,000 with an additional $3,000 in legal services. These funds have been used to further develop both the intellectual property and the infrastructure necessary to bring Renwig ever closer to commercialization. Most recently, Brennon has raised an additional $5,000 for his company in the Walworth/Rock County Fastpitch Competition.

Being an entrepreneur is as much about your career as it is a lifestyle. That according to young businessman Brennon Garthwait of Whitewater, Wisconsin. Brennon’s company, Renwig Custom is a unique start-up business that is developing a new technology for the control of Tube Amplifiers. This technology allows musicians to control the sound of the amplifier with their feet making the amplifier an extension of the instrument. Sharing his evolving experience, Brennon discusses the ins and outs of starting your own business, and how students can leverage their education to take the jump. (Running Time 22:53)