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MONDAY
Green Bay at 4:00 PM

Absurd Innovation Challenge

Attendees will speed-network, then form teams to solve an absurd challenge using their innovative minds! Teams will present their solutions to judges and the winning team wins swag. Did we mention free pizza?Who should attend? Entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial professionals and students. Creative business minds!

RSVP mandatory by the end of the day on Nov. 1st to create teams!

Wheelchair accessible.

Networking
Green Bay at 5:30 PM

Digital Fertilizer Presents: The Story of Airfordable

Join us as Emmanuel shares his journey of founding multiple companies, going through one of the top accelerators in the US (Y Combinator), and building his current startup, Airfordable.

This is an incredible opportunity to listen, ask questions, and learn from someone who has access to some of the best minds and investment in tech.

MEETUP AGENDA
5:30 -Doors Open & Networking
6:15 - Presentation and Q & A
7:15 - Open Networking
8:30 - Doors Close

SPREAD THE WORD!
Bring co-workers, friends, and anyone else you think would benefit from the community.

Product Showcase
Green Bay at 5:30 PM

Pathway to Creativepreneurship (1/4)

Program Coordinator and Instructor for NWTC's Small Business Initiative, Michelle Madl-Soehren taps into nearly 20 years experience as a freelance small business consultant, coach and educator of entrepreneurship, offering a gateway for creative entrepreneurs to develop a business mindset. By mapping out the building blocks for business success, participants will discover how to craft a foundation that will lead to a profitable business.

Pathway to Creativepreneurship will be offered at NWTC's Artisan Center, 1417 Cedar St., Green Bay during- and continuing after Startup Green Bay Week, Nov 5th, 7th, 12th and 14th. There is a fee of $150 which includes tuition, materials, refreshments and a 60 min. one-on-one coaching session for all 4 classes.
Wheelchair accessible. 

Strategy

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TUESDAY
Green Bay at 1:00 PM

Investment Basics

Are Your Investments on Track? The best investing strategy is a carefully planned and prepared approach to managing and accumulating money. A well-planned strategy can help you meet your short-term, mid-term, and long-term financial goals. Investment planning requires discipline and patience. But it doesn’t have to be difficult.

"It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results." -- Warren Buffet.

In this seminar on Investment Planning, you'll learn:

•Investment fundamentals, including the effects of inflation and compounding
•How to identify financial goals and time horizons
•How to measure your risk tolerance, and the relationship between risk and return
•The difference between cash equivalents, bonds, stocks and mutual funds, and the importance of asset allocation

You'll also receive a free workbook created just for this presentation. The workbook contains key information, worksheets, and questions to help you remember important points from the seminar.

Refreshements provided. 

Wheelchair accessible. 

Finance
Green Bay at 3:00 PM

Business Continuation Planning

You've invested a lot in your business: a lot of time and money, as well as a lot of yourself. Have you thought about what will happen to it when you're no longer at the helm? 

Attend the Business Continuation Planning seminar, and you'll learn: 
• The three elements of business continuation planning 
• The different approaches for valuing your business 
• Considerations for succession planning 
• The basics of a buy-sell agreement

You'll also receive a free workbook created just for this presentation. The workbook contains key information to help you remember important points from the seminar.

Refreshments will be provided.

Wheelchair accessible.

Finance

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WEDNESDAY
Green Bay at 8:30 AM

Grassr00ts Security Conference

This is a conference for Information Security professionals, who want to learn technical skills to further their professional development.

Technology
Green Bay at 12:00 PM

Developing Leaders, and Problem Solvers for Entrepreneurial Opportunities

The entrepreneurial community is growing in Northeast Wisconsin. TitletownTech put Northeast Wisconsin on the map for entrepreneurial activity. How do we create the next generation of entrepreneurs? What is ahead and how do you get involved?

Speakers from Microsoft:

  • Michelle Schuler, Manager TechSpark Wisconsin | Office of the President | Corporate, External, & Legal Affairs | Microsoft Corporation
  • Craig Dickman, Managing Director of TitleTown Tech

Lunch will be provided thanks to the support of Concordia University Wisconsin of Startup Wisconsin Week!

Strategy
Green Bay at 4:00 PM

Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The Role of Schools in Northeast Wisconsin

Entrepreneurial ecosystems are defined as a set of interdependent actors and factors coordinated in such a way that they enable productive entrepreneurship within a particular territory (Stam and Spigel, 2017). Like many other regions around the United States, Northeast Wisconsin wants to improve employment trends and develop policies geared toward a prosperous economy (Ward & Winters, 2004). The region believes that the model for future economic prosperity changed—the region must adopt a new model that builds a more robust entrepreneurial ecosystem (Ward & Winters, 2004). This strategy serves as a catalyst for the development of several public and private entities and efforts that share a mission of supporting entrepreneurs. A primary focus of these entities and efforts is to develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem with a number of different economic clusters. This economic cluster strategy receives growing attention in the region via startup accelerators, pitch contests, education initiatives, networking events, workshops, and conferences.

Schools also play a significant role in providing basic and specialized education for our future entrepreneurs. In this vein, this session uses the WorldCafé, a participative method, to explore what role schools play in helping to build Northeast Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The World Café is a creative process for facilitating collaborative dialogue and the sharing of knowledge and ideas to create a living network of conversation and action. In this process a café ambiance is created, in which participants discuss a question or issue in small groups around the café tables.Using large sheets of paper on each table, they capture their thoughts and ideas around topics and questions posted at each table. At regular intervals the participants move to a new table. A table host provides context and summarizes the previous conversation to the new table guests. Thus the proceeding conversations are cross-pollenized with the ideas generated in former conversations with other participants. At the end of the process the main ideas are summarized in a plenary session and follow-up possibilities are discussed. A very useful method is to have participants collaborate in creating a context map from the most important thoughts and ideas.

Strategy
Green Bay at 5:30 PM

Pathway to Creativepreneurship (2/4)

Program Coordinator and Instructor for NWTC's Small Business Initiative, Michelle Madl-Soehren taps into nearly 20 years experience as a freelance small business consultant, coach and educator of entrepreneurship, offering a gateway for creative entrepreneurs to develop a business mindset. By mapping out the building blocks for business success, participants will discover how to craft a foundation that will lead to a profitable business.

Pathway to Creativepreneurship will be offered at NWTC's Artisan Center, 1417 Cedar St., Green Bay during- and continuing after Startup Green Bay Week, Nov 5th, 7th, 12th and 14th. There is a fee of $150 which includes tuition, materials, refreshments and a 60 min. one-on-one coaching session for all 4 classes.
Wheelchair accessible. 

Strategy
Green Bay at 5:30 PM

Wisconsin UX: Introduction to Digital Product Design

If you're curious about learning what it takes to design mobile or web apps, this is for you! We'll talk about user experience design, user interface design, best practices, and more.

Meet with other area designers to see how you can start positioning your skills to begin a career in it.

Digital product designers from the design team at Headway will also be sharing their personal experiences on how they navigated their careers into product design. You'll be able to ask any questions and join in on the discussion.

Grab a drink or two and begin new friendships with other UX professionals in the area.

SPREAD THE WORD!
Bring co-workers, friends, and anyone else you think would benefit from the community.

LOCATION
The Headway office is located in the back end of the State Farm Insurance building. So park in that lot and look for the big "H" logo toward the back of the building. We're at the bottom of the stairs.

QUESTIONS?
Please email me (andrew@headway.io) if you have any questions, I look forward to seeing you there!

Design
Green Bay at 6:30 PM

Evaluating Your Entrepreneurial Social Capital: Who do you know, what do you know, and turning it into action.

As entrepreneurs, who we know plays a critical role in our venture creation process. And, since not all startups are the same, they require different approaches and thus different entrepreneurial skillsets. Also, we have to know how to turn both who we know and what we know into action. These three ingredients makeup what we call entrepreneurial social capital. 

In this participative session, learn how to evaluate your own entrepreneurial social capital so that you can more effectively weave your social networks and navigate entrepreneurial ecosystems for greater success.

Strategy

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THURSDAY

9

FRIDAY

10

SATURDAY

11

SUNDAY