5

MONDAY
Eau Claire at 11:30 AM

Financial Planning | for your Health, Future + the Unexpected

With expert speakers, discover practical resources and techniques for planning for your life + future as a business owner:

Part I :
Healthcare - setting up a health savings account and navigating the healthcare exchange as a small business owner.

Part II : Investing - from passive income growth to planning for maternity leave, medical leave and retirement.

Lunch will be provided.

This program is brought to you by Red Letter Grant and Royal Credit Union.




Part of Startup Eau Claire Week, presented by Royal Credit Union.
Key local partners for Startup Eau Claire Week include Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, City of Eau Claire Economic Development, Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program (UW- Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Technical College Entrepreneurship Program, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (UW-Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Developers Group, Startup48, Chippewa Valley Tours, You Are Here, LLC, Design Dialog Co., and Red Letter Grant.

Strategy
Eau Claire at 6:00 PM

Swim With The Sharks

Give a two minute pitch in front of a live audience and a professional expert panel about your business idea. Prizes will be awarded and no fully developed business plan is required. Our sharks are friendly and refreshments will be served. Give it a try!

This event is hosted by the Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program at UW-Eau Claire and the Eau Claire chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization




Part of Startup Eau Claire Week, presented by Royal Credit Union.
Key local partners for Startup Eau Claire Week include Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, City of Eau Claire Economic Development, Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program (UW- Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Technical College Entrepreneurship Program, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (UW-Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Developers Group, Startup48, Chippewa Valley Tours, You Are Here, LLC, Design Dialog Co., and Red Letter Grant.

Networking

7

WEDNESDAY
Eau Claire at 9:00 AM

1 Million Cups Eau Claire

An event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Eau Claire. The coffee is encouraged.




Part of Startup Eau Claire Week, presented by Royal Credit Union.
Key local partners for Startup Eau Claire Week include Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, City of Eau Claire Economic Development, Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program (UW- Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Technical College Entrepreneurship Program, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (UW-Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Developers Group, Startup48, Chippewa Valley Tours, You Are Here, LLC, Design Dialog Co., and Red Letter Grant.

Networking
Eau Claire at 6:30 PM

Musky Tank: Take Action!

Join Musky Tank Chippewa Valley for Season Three on Wednesday, November 7th at Modicum Brewing Company!

Come to enjoy a beverage and listen to University of Wisconsin alums and students tell their startup stories and how they have taken action on their ideas!

This event is brought to you by Musky Tank and the Dennis L Heyde Entrepreneur Program at UW-Eau Claire.




Part of Startup Eau Claire Week, presented by Royal Credit Union.
Key local partners for Startup Eau Claire Week include Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, City of Eau Claire Economic Development, Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program (UW-Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Technical College Entrepreneurship Program, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (UW-Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Developers Group, Startup48, Chippewa Valley Tours, You Are Here, LLC, Design Dialog Co., and Red Letter Grant.

Strategy

8

THURSDAY
Eau Claire at 12:00 PM

5 Marketing Mistakes Startups Make (and how to fix them)

Learn easy-to-use ways how you can avoid losing customers, let your startup gain users faster, and other crucial marketing tips for your startup.

This talk is led by Justin Vajko of Dialog Design Co. 
Dialog is a small and nimble creative branding and marketing company based in Eau Claire that specializes in helping startups like yours to grow. 
This program will be held at a downtown site that is currently being turned into a new coworking space for Eau Claire. 




Part of Startup Eau Claire Week, presented by Royal Credit Union.Key local partners for Startup Eau Claire Week include Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, City of Eau Claire Economic Development, Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program (UW- Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Technical College Entrepreneurship Program, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (UW-Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Developers Group, Startup48, Chippewa Valley Tours, You Are Here, LLC, Design Dialog Co., and Red Letter Grant.

Sales & Marketing
Eau Claire at 6:00 PM

Hatch: Chippewa Valley Regional Finals

Hatch is a community-based startup pitch platform to help develop “napkin” ideas into early-stage companies

The rules are simple. At the Hatch finale, all regional semi-finalists will have five minutes to pitch in front of judges and a live audience for the chance to win the grand prize of $5,000 and other business services for the most articulated and furthered business idea. The audience has a chance to evaluate and vote for their favorite idea alongside the judges. There may also be one or two wildcard slots for presenters that have furthered their business idea.

Beyond the prize money, this is their chance to get the business idea that has been rattling around in their head, out in front of supportive investors, businesses, and community members. Hatch events are fun, highly social and inspirational.

Cost: Free and open to the public!

Who Should Come: Entrepreneurs, creatives, business professionals, organizers, and investors

Hatch is produced statewide by BrightStar Wisconsin and NEWaukee.
Local support for Hatch comes from Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, Dunn County Economic Development Corporation, and Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation.




Part of Startup Eau Claire Week, presented by Royal Credit Union.
Key local partners for Startup Eau Claire Week include Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, City of Eau Claire Economic Development, Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program (UW- Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Technical College Entrepreneurship Program, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (UW-Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Developers Group, Startup48, Chippewa Valley Tours, You Are Here, LLC, Design Dialog Co., and Red Letter Grant.

Product Showcase

9

FRIDAY
Eau Claire at 6:00 PM

Business Bus Tour

Hosted by Nick White – a Wisconsin native, entrepreneur extraordinaire, and co-owner of Chippewa Valley Tours, you’ll enjoy a fun-filled evening exploring new Eau Claire businesses on a bus tour. Our guided tour will begin at CVTC’s Business Education Center and will venture through town visiting local businesses.




Part of Startup Eau Claire Week, presented by Royal Credit Union.
Key local partners for Startup Eau Claire Week include Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, City of Eau Claire Economic Development, Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program (UW- Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Technical College Entrepreneurship Program, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (UW-Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Developers Group, Startup48, Chippewa Valley Tours, You Are Here, LLC, Design Dialog Co., and Red Letter Grant.

Product Showcase
Eau Claire at 7:00 PM

Failure Friday Open Mic

This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to share and celebrate the failures of their endeavors. Wait, did you say celebrate failure?! Yes, we did!

While failure is a sensitive topic -- and one that often comes with feelings of discomfort, shame and even regret -- failure is a necessary phase in the journey of success. You cannot achieve the true heights of success without having experienced the true depths of failure. Our failures should be shared...and yes, even celebrated...because a celebration of failure is the same as a celebration of getting one step closer to success. 

We will use the open mic format, meaning that if you want to share your story, all you have to do is sign up at the event. 

The rules are simple: 

  • Each speaker will have about 5 minutes to share their story of failure. 

  • In your storytelling, focus on the project or endeavor and the way you felt before failing, rather than what happened after the failure or what you learned from failing. 

  • There will be time for open conversation after everyone has shared, which is when you can talk with others about what was gained from the failures shared on stage. 

  • Be respectful of everyone’s story. It is a safe environment for sharing sensitive and personal reflections. Disrespect will not be tolerated, but applause for each story is encouraged. After all, it’s a celebration!

    We’ll have the hilarious folks from Clear Water Comedy on hand to help us celebrate failure!

    This event is brought to you by You Are Here LLC,  Clear Water Comedy and The Plus.




Part of Startup Eau Claire Week, presented by Royal Credit Union.
Key local partners for Startup Eau Claire Week include Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, City of Eau Claire Economic Development, Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program (UW- Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Technical College Entrepreneurship Program, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (UW-Eau Claire), Chippewa Valley Developers Group, Startup48, Chippewa Valley Tours, You Are Here, LLC, Design Dialog Co., and Red Letter Grant.

Networking

11

SUNDAY