Beloit at 9:00 AM

1 Million Cups Rockford

This special edition of 1 Million Cups Rockford is for the beer lover and home brewer! 

On November 7th, as part of Wisconsin Startup Week, Thinker Ventures will be hosting a special panel discussion edition of One Million Cups. Come for Q&A, actionable advice, and complimentary coffee.

Our expert panel includes:

Reed Sjostrom, Vice President and Brewery Director of Prairie Street Brewing Company, a locally-owned brewery, brewpub, and events facility will discuss the winding path of starting and running a brewery and brewpub.

Jeff Glazer is an attorney at Ogden Glazer & Schaefer, a clinical Assistant Professor at UW Law & Entrepreneurial Clinic, Founder of Madison Beer Week, and owner & Editor-in-Chief of Madison Beer Review. He uniquely understands the challenges and opportunities facing startups that create craft products in crowded markets.

Aaron Sleger is an Advanced Cicerone®️ and Co-founder & Director of Screw City Beer Festival. Since 2011, Aaron has been the Beer Director at Artale & Co. - Rockford’s premiere specialty wine, beer, and spirits shop. Aaron has cultivated 10 years of experience in the craft beer industry.

Jason Todd is Managing Director at Thinker Ventures, a Rockford-based business development company. Jason has started and exited businesses, and regularly consults with business owners on the topics of business strategy, technology, and marketing.

We look forward to seeing you at this special 1 Million Cups panel discussion.

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Beloit at 12:00 PM

Entrepreneurship as a Career Path

Brian Morello, Director of Beloit College's CELEB program, will share his expertise on how students can become involved in entrepreneurship and why they should consider it as a legitimate career path. Student entrepreneurs will be on site to talk about their projects and give tours of the newly-renovated CELEB incubator.