5

MONDAY
Milwaukee at 7:30 AM

State of the Startup Community

To kick-off the third annual Milwaukee Startup Week we have assembled a lively town hall of leaders from startups, venture capital and economic development groups to paint a picture of the state of Milwaukee's startup ecosystem.

  • Data Download on Milwaukee's Startup Community from Wisconsin Inno
  • Panel of new accelerators and entrepreneurial training programs
  • Panel of new venture capital funds and investment groups
More details are forthcoming.

AGENDA 
7:30am: Arrival, Networking, Light Breakfast
8am: Main program
9:30am: More networking

Networking
Milwaukee at 8:00 AM

NEWaukee's Empty Storefronts Conference

NAIOP WI the Commercial Real Estate Development Association and NEWaukee present the Empty Storefronts Conference, a day-long conference that focuses on holistic solutions, national trends, best practices, and success stories that lead to action plans and spark ideas to fill empty storefronts. The conference, with attendance expected between 175 and 200, features national and local speakers that have implemented practices and tactics in their own communities and across the country to address vacant storefronts.
Program:

  • 8:00-8:30AM: Check in, Breakfast, Networking
  • 8:30-9:00AM: Popuphood: The Transformational Power of Creative Retail Ecosystems
  • 9:00-9:45AM: New Faces in Old Spaces: Hotels & Restaurants Creatively use Vacant Spaces
  • 9:45-10:30AM: Understanding Culture for Neighborhood Economic Development Success
  • 11:00-12:05PM: Breakout Sessions | Neighborhood 1
  • 12:15-1:15PM: Complimentary Lunch
  • 1:30-3:10PM: Breakout Sessions | Neighborhood 2
  • 3:30-4:30PM: Breakout Sessions | Neighborhood 3
  • 4:30-6:00PM: Happy Hour @ Hub 640

NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses.  Visit www.newaukee.com to learn more.

Strategy
Milwaukee at 11:30 AM

Women Founder's Business Life Cycle

Wondering where you fit on your entrepreneurial journey? Are you wondering what factors play into your future success? Pondering what key differentiators between what women entrepreneurs seek has to do with it? Come join the MalamaDoe- A Coworking Community for Women in Shorewood’s Sheila Long as we discuss this topic in depth.

After launching MalamaDoe - A Coworking Community for Women, it became apparent that not all women business owners needed a space to work or meet clients for meetings. However, they were seeking a trusted network of women entrepreneurs. MalamaDoe's founder, Sheila Long, interviewed over 40 business women about where they were at in their quest for work place flexibility. Based on her findings, she created theWomen Business Life Cycle.

The Business Creation Life Cycle segments the stages of a business being created from Discovery, to Business Planning, to Growth, to Running a Business to Focused Fulfillment. The Life Cycle identifies the different facets involved in the journey of each segment. These Life Cycle facets range from the founder’s knowledge of their Elevator Pitch, Service Offering and Professional Network to key areas of her Business Funding, Actual Sales, and the Emotional State. In the Business Creation Life Cycle, the Pain points for each stage are clarified.

Networking
Milwaukee at 11:30 AM

IGNITION: Accelerating Growth + Innovation in Corporations

Learn how major Wisconsin companies such as Advocate Aurora Health, Northwestern Mutual, American Family Insurance, CUNA Mutual and other companies are building both internal and external digital innovation capabilities in their organizations. 

If you are responsible for growth or innovation for your organization, you won’t want to miss this lunch and learn hosted in the Northwestern Mutual's brand new digital innovation space - Cream City Labs.

Focusing on tips, tactics and strategies you can bring back to the office, we’ll explore:

  • INTERNAL INNOVATION  —  Learn how other companies are developing programs that are changing the cultures of their organization and focusing them on digital innovation.
  • CORPORATE / STARTUP CO-DEVELOPMENT — See how companies are working with startups in Wisconsin to solve their digital business challenges. 
  • CORPORATE SPIN OUTS — Hear how some companies are spinning out startups as an innovation tactic. 
Corporate / Startup Co-Development Fireside Chat
  • Karl Gouverneur - Vice President Digital and Workplace Solutions and Head of Digital Innovation at Northwestern Mutual
  • Larry Hitchcock - Co-founder and CEO at Socialeads (co-developed with Northwestern Mutual)
  • Michael Rodgers - Vice President Commercial Innovation at Advocate Aurora Health
  • Coby Skonord - Founder and CEO at IdeaWake (co-developed with Aurora Healthcare)
The Ins and Outs of Accelerating Innovation at Your Company
  • Naveed Moosa - Director New Ventures at Advocate Aurora Health
  • Eric Steege - Ignite Methods Director at American Family Insurance
  • Mark Greene - Director of Strategy at SafetyNet (a CUNA Mutual spin-off)
If you’re looking to launch or improve your organization's approach to digital innovation, don’t miss this event at Northwestern Mutual during Startup Milwaukee Week! 

Technology
Milwaukee at 11:30 AM

Lunch + Learn: Social Media Advertising for Your Business with Katherine Ramirez

What does it take to start a business and make it successful? Join a local business owner as she shares her story of pursuing her passion, growing her business with social media and teaching other entrepreneurs how to use social media correctly. Kat will explain how to create social media momentum with facebook and other social media platforms to grow your business.
Join Katherine Ramirez of Adbidtise to learn how to market your business via social media.

Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee at 1:00 PM

People Strategy - setting and growing thriving culture

Thrive is thrilled to be a part of Startup Milwaukee Week in - November 5-11, 2018.Join us for a conversation about establishing and living a corporate culture that supports personal responsibility, confidence, collaboration, self-awareness and success. You hired great people. Now make sure that your organization brings out the best in them.Let's talk about the importance of understanding your organization's unique culture, how to build personal and company values that promote engagement and growth, and how to establish people practices that drive innovation, motivation, and learning. Building your culture and people strategy as you build your startup is important to scalability, navigating uncertainty, and establishing effective relationships.The event will be interactive and conversational. Each attendee will create for themselves a personal and business platform for culture and gain insights and tools for upgrading their people interactions. We'll address common cultural concerns and identify usable strategies to increase self-awareness, confidence and communication skills.Whether you lead yourself, a team, or an entire company, this workshop is for you.Thrive, a human development company, is located in the Technology Innovation Center in Research Park. We help businesses establish and live unique corporate cultures that drive individual motivation, engagement, and growth-minded leadership. Using research-based human development principles, Thrive's powerful Conversational Methodology (tm) strategically builds success through high level individual contribution and solution-based collaboration. Learn more at www.thrivehdc.com.Milwaukee Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, investors, local leaders, major companies together to build momentum and celebrate entrepreneurship in Southeast Wisconsin. Hosted November 5 - 11th, 2018 the 3rd annual Milwaukee Startup Week is part of the Wisconsin Startup Week initiative. To learn more about Milwaukee Startup Week visit, StartupWI.org

Diversity
Milwaukee at 5:00 PM

Founder's Storytelling Workshop

With every company comes a story waiting to be shared. Sometimes it can be tricky to discern what info to share and how to share it. Join us at Attention Era Studios for a night of food, drinks, and storytelling growth. Our guest speakers will share some storytelling 101. Then we will provide an opportunity for startup founders to record their story on camera for website or social media use. We will have an extended time of networking after the event at The Outsider rooftop bar located just across the street from our studio. If you're a company founder or marketing lead, this is a night you won't want to miss!

Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee at 5:30 PM

Bank Financing for Small Businesses

Are you in need of financing for your small
business? A representative from CIBC
Bank will share information and resources
on how to secure funding to meet your
business goals.

Finance
Milwaukee at 5:30 PM

Startup Milwaukee Showcase

Startup Milwaukee Showcase is like an expo for startups, with beer. There are no formal presentations, just local entrepreneurs demonstrating their products and services in an approachable setting. 

In 2018 we are gearing up to make the Showcase one of Milwaukee's largest startup events featuring a few startups from each of the region's accelerator and entrepreneurship training programs. 

Attendees at the Showcase include founders, future employees, investors, corporate innovators, college students and anyone wanting to discover and celebrate local startups. There is no set schedule; attendees are welcome to come and go throughout the evening.
 

Product Showcase

6

TUESDAY
Milwaukee at 7:30 AM

Launch Breakfast Series: Legal w/ Husch Blackwell

The Launch Breakfast series is presented by Husch Blackwell and is focused on helping Entrepreneurs get their startups off the ground with practical advice from some of the Region's top Service Providers who have extensive knowledge working in the startup space.
Agenda:7:30am-8:15am Networking
8:15-9:00am Panel #1
9:00-9:15am Break
9:15-9:45am Panel #2
9:45-10:00am Networking

Networking
Milwaukee at 7:30 AM

Ask the Expert | Managing Cash Flow

At BizStarts' Ask the Expert Series, one of BizStarts' sponsors or partners will briefly present on a business topic and then you will have plenty of time to "ask the expert" your questions and work on your business! This fall US Bank will lead the Ask the Expert Series and cover financial topics.
Agenda:

  • 7:30-7:45 breakfast
  • 7:45-8:10 Presentation
  • 8:10- 9am Worksheet / Q&A

After completing this module, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the purpose of cash flow management in a small business
  • Make cash flow projections based on the cash cycle
  • Identify some ways to manage cash flow, including receivables and payables
  • Work more effectively with technical experts

Finance
Milwaukee at 8:00 AM

Tapping the federal $2.5B Technology Innovation Seed Fund

The Federal SBIR/STTR programs award over $2.5 billion in high risk R&D funding annually to qualified small businesses. The process is complex with a steep learning curve, but the impact of receiving millions in non-dilutive funding is worth the effort. 
Attend this session and find out more about these programs and how they can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. Learn about SBIR/STTR eligibility requirements, which of the 11 participating agencies best fits your technology, how to compete and how to get started. Plus, find out about the many resources available to assist you in your proposal development.

Stay after the session for a question and answer session with local SBIR awardees and CTC, Milwaukee’s SBIR/STTR assistance organization.

Fundraising
Milwaukee at 8:30 AM

Strengthening Your Leadership Toolkit!

LISC Milwaukee, in partnership with Bader Philanthropies, seeks to support social enterprises or revenue-earning programs that allow organizations to diversify or expand their revenue base to meet growing needs in our community and better sustain their operations over the long-term. Having a healthy and supportive ecosystem in which to learn and thrive can help nonprofits pursue social goals while developing strategies for long-term financial returns.
Join us if you are interested in learning what it takes to lead a social enterprise! Deanna Singh, author of Purposeful Hustle, will guide you through how to use your talents, skills, and resources to create a greater impact.
The agenda includes:8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Welcome & Introduction by LISC & Bader Philanthropies9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Purposeful Hustle10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Guided Individual Reflection11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Networking

Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee at 11:30 AM

Developing Inner City Tech Entrepreneurs

For Milwaukee to realize it's potential, entrepreneurship needs to come from the entire metro. If you believe that getting the Central City to produce more tech start-ups is important then this event is for you.

Join the SPEARity team for a FREE event as we discuss strategies for getting more tech entrepreneurship into the city of Milwaukee.

Diversity
Milwaukee at 1:00 PM

The Innovator's Toolkit

The MSOE University Innovation Fellows bring you The Innovator's Toolkit. Presenting sponors, Northwestern Mutual and The Hive, welcome you into the new Northwestern Mutual building at 720 E Wisconsin for a FREE design thinking lab led by the UIF students of MSOE.The MSOE University Innovation Fellows are part of a global community of students. These student leaders from schools around the world create new opportunities that help their peers develop an entrepreneurial mindset, build creative confidence, seize opportunities, define problems and address global challenges.
Design thinking consists of 5 basic actions: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test.Design thinking is a methodology for innovation that combines creative and analytical approaches and requires collaboration across disciplines. It is a glue that brings teammates together around a common goal: make the lives of the people they’re designing for better. Design with empathy!
Coffee and beverages to be provided. All supplies provided at event, just bring yourselves and an open mind!
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Strategy
Milwaukee at 3:30 PM

Reverse Pitch MKE

Reverse Pitch MKE will bring entrepreneurs, hackers, and other creative minds together during Startup Milwaukee Week. At this event, Northwestern Mutual will pitch to entrepreneurs, outlining potential business challenges and big ideas Northwestern Mutual is looking to explore and solve. Teams that accept the challenge can earn:

  • A seed investment of up to $85,000
  • Access to corporate mentors and networks
  • Working space in the new Cream City Labs at Northwestern Mutual’s downtown Milwaukee headquarters

Even better, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to do what they love most—work on groundbreaking solutions that could disrupt the industry and drive innovation in the Milwaukee community. 

THE CHALLENGESAt Reverse Pitch MKE on November 6, 2018 innovation leaders from Northwestern Mutual will share detailed information to teams interested in pitching Northwestern Mutual for funding. A high-level overview of the challenge statements that will be presented at Reverse Pitch MKE follow:

Securing Payments Northwestern Mutual is seeking an automated and secure way to conduct high volume, high dollar, business to business financial transactions (i.e. wire transfers).  The current process requires manual effort to mitigate the risk of fraud or error.      Evaluating Inclusion Northwestern Mutual is seeking a way to determine the impact of efforts to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment.  Traditional practices to measure diversity and inclusion are currently limited to head count and surveys, rather than incorporating sentiment and language found within a company’s digital content (i.e. media, videos, training language).  Streamlining Medical Record Review Northwestern Mutual is seeking a way to reduce the amount of human review required to analyze PDF medical records in underwriting an insurance policy or evaluating a claim. Current challenges include redundant data, records out of sequence, and lack of association between related topics.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? 
  • Talented entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and marketers and business development professionals looking to build a high-growth, scalable technology startup in Southeast Wisconsin.
  • Existing startups with potential solutions to the challenges faced by Northwestern Mutual. 

PROGRAM TIMELINE
  • October 1 – Registration to attend Reverse Pitch MKE opens (on this page)
  • November 1 – Registration deadline to attend Reverse Pitch MKE at Northwestern Mutual Tower & Commons
  • November 6 – Reverse Pitch MKE @ Northwestern Mutual Tower & Commons
  • December 16 – Deadline for teams to apply to Pitch Back to Northwestern Mutual's team
  • January 28, 2019 – Pitch Back Day @ Northwestern Mutual

SUPPORT FROM NORTHWESTERN MUTUALEntrepreneurs who are selected by Northwestern Mutual to build startups will be eligible for the following benefits: 
  • Up to $85,000 in seed investment from Cream City Venture Capital. 
  • Free space in Northwestern Mutual's Downtown Milwaukee Headquarters for up to one year.
  • Mentorship from Northwestern Mutual executives and Startup Milwaukee's extensive network. 
  • Access to Northwestern Mutual's industry and domain knowledge.
  • Opportunity to pitch at Startup Milwaukee's investor pitch event(s). 
  • Opportunity for follow-on investment from Cream City Venture Capital.

ATTEND REVERSE PITCH MKEInterested individuals, existing startups and potential startup teams can register to attend Reverse Pitch MKE on November 6, 3:30 to 6 p.m. the event will be followed by a happy hour 6 to 8 p.m.  The application will be used to determine who will be eligible to participate at the event and additional event information will be shared.  By attending the November 6 event you are not obligated to pitch an idea to Northwestern Mutual. Attendance at the event is strongly encouraged. 

APPLY: https://www.startupmke.org/revpitch
QUESTIONS ABOUT REVERSE PITCH MKE?
  • View our Frequently Asked Questions page!  
  • If our FAQs don't answer our questions, contact us.

Reverse Pitch MKE participants are subject to these Terms & Conditions.

Fundraising
Milwaukee at 5:00 PM

Social Media Advertising for Your Business

Join Katherine Ramirez of Adbidtise to learn how to market your business via social media.

Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee at 5:00 PM

Healthcare Innovation Pitch Winners & Participants

Where are the Healthcare Innovation Pitch (HIP) teams now, and what successes and challenges have these healthcare innovators encountered? Hear stories from the teams from the 2017 and 2015 HIP events, and learn lessons from their entrepreneurial journeys. Hear about some of their great successes raising capital, but also learn how they dealt with adversity and challenges.


If you are currently building or planning to start a healthcare or biotech company in southeast Wisconsin, this event is for you.


Concordia University Wisconsin is a proud sponsor of Startup Week Wisconsin.

Includes Reception, Food & Beverage.

Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee at 6:00 PM

SEO 101: A Startup's Roadmap to SEO Success

As a startup, you may not even know much about SEO. Heck, it may not even be a thought in your mind. Well, let this event plant that seed for you and give you the push you need in the right direction.SEO, also known as search engine optimization, is about getting your website and your business found on Google and driving that traffic back to your main online asset, typically your website, but it can be an app or YouTube channel and more.In this Startup Milwaukee event lead by Bite Sized Media's owner Rachel Howe, learn what SEO is, why it matters and what you can do to get going on executing an effective SEO strategy for your startup.

Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee at 6:00 PM

Global Design & International Startup Acceleration; Focus: Scandinavia and the Baltic with Vienna Highlights

Milwaukee Data Science is proud to partner with Startup Milwaukee Week for a Tuesday night talk from J. Dietenberger at Digital Measures by Watermark. More details to follow soon!

Startup Milwaukee Week presented by Advocate Aurora Health takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in Southeast Wisconsin. The week's programming showcases the community's emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs on their journey. The week will feature 40+ events hosted by 35+ partner organizations in the community. Startup Milwaukee Week is supported by Advocate Aurora Health, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Northwestern Mutual, Accelity Marketing, Headway, Milwaukee Business Journal and Newsradio 620 WTMJ and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative.
http://startupwi.org/milwaukee

Startup Wisconsin is committed to advancing and developing Wisconsin's tech and startup ecosystems through unique programming, collaborative partnerships, and networking. Driven by entrepreneurs and leaders throughout Wisconsin who are passionate about making a difference, and creating a positive and lasting impact that will advance the state's economy forward. Startup Wisconsin Week is supported by Advocate Aurora Health, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, Northwestern Mutual, Accelity Marketing, Headway, Wisconsin Inno and Newsradio 620 WTMJ.
http://startupwi.org/

Technology

7

WEDNESDAY
Milwaukee at 7:30 AM

Starting and Growing your Business in Milwaukee – Challenges and Lessons Learned from Launch MKE graduates

Hear and share entrepreneurial journey stories from recent graduates of the Launch MKE. Launch MKE graduates and community entrepreneurs will discuss challenges and needs they have to now take their business to the next level. This event is for Launch MKE graduates, as well as community members considering participating in future Launch MKE bootcamps to turn their business idea into a reality. 

Agenda:7:30-8:00 am: Check-in & Breakfast8:00-8:15 am: Welcome and introduction to Launch MKE (Ken Harris, President of Launch MKE)8:15-9:00 am: Launch MKE Graduate and Mentor Panel –successes and challenges on the entrepreneurial journey (Launch MKE graduates, with discussion facilitated by Ken Harris).9:00-9:30 am: Audience discussion of their challenges and needs in starting and growing their business

Strategy
Milwaukee at 7:30 AM

15th Annual sySTEMnow Conference

2018 CONFERENCE AGENDA

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.         Registration
8:30 - 8:45 a.m.         Welcome
8:45 - 9:15 a.m.         Keynote Presentation: Erin White of STEMconnector will present “The State of STEM in America Today.”
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.         Break
9:15 - 11:30 a.m.       Generation STEM — See exciting demonstrations by STEM students.
9:30 - 10:20 a.m.       Breakout Sessions — Round 1
                                Ask, Make, Innovate: The Power of Maker Spaces
                                The Implications of Industry 4.0 on Workforce
                                Making Mathematicians
                                Agile Methodologies in High School
10:30 -11:20 a.m.      Breakout Sessions — Round 2
                                Girls in STEM
                                STEM & Storytelling
                                Jumpstarting STEM Careers
                                Digital Disruption in an Era of Artificial Intelligence Requires New Skills
11:30 -12:05 p.m.       Lunch
12:05 - 12:30 p.m.     2018 Excellence in STEM Awards
12:30 -1:15 p.m.        Keynote Presentation: Kelli Wells, Executive Director for Education and Skills at the GE Foundation. Kelli will share some of the latest national findings on STEM talent and education.
1:15 - 1:25 p.m.          Break
1:25 - 2:15 p.m.          Breakout Sessions — Round 3
                                 Education Fuels Milwaukee Tech Hub
                                 Encouraging Under-represented Students in STEM & Entrepreneurship
                                 Math, Art & Code
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.     Reception with Refreshments

Strategy
Milwaukee at 7:30 AM

Launch Breakfast: Finance, Marketing & HR w/ Fine Point Consulting and Accelity Marketing

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner looking for some free advice on a financial, HR, or sales and marketing matter? Would you like to connect with others in the startup and small business community? Do you like free food?
If you answered "Yes" to any of those questions, then you are in luck! Please join us as part of Startup Milwaukee Week as Fine Point Consulting and Accelity Marketing help you and your business succeed. Bring your questions and concerns and we will do our best to solve them.
Agenda:7:30-8:00 Networking/Breakfast8:00-8:10 Introductions8:10-8:30 Accounting Presentation (Fine Point)8:30:-8:50 Marketing Presentation (Accelity Marketing)8:50-9:00 Break9:00-9:15 Human Resources Presentation (Fine Point)9:15-9:30 General Q&A9:30-10:00 Networking/ One on One Questions
Our goal is to help educate you on some of the back-office functions impacting your business and allow you to focus on your passion.Food and drink will be provided.

Networking
Milwaukee at 12:00 PM

Startup Legal Advice

Marquette Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic
Startup Milwaukee Week
Counseling Sessions

Strategy
Milwaukee at 12:00 PM

Ideation to Success: A Digital Roadmap Story for Startups

Driven to make the lives of people living with chronic diseases easier, QuiO, a connected therapeutics company, set out to be an industry disrupter by enabling smarter and on-the-go medication monitoring. By using a lean startup approach to create a powerful, user-first solution, QuiO was able to go-to-market faster, gain attention from the market, and win Accenture’s Global HealthTech Innovation Challenge.
In this session, QuiO will share how they embarked on their digital journey and collaborated with local firm TESCHGlobal to create an IoT infrastructure that paired their smart devices with modern technology. In addition, they’ll share lessons learned along the way and how they landed a strategic partnership to take the drug delivery industry into connected therapeutics.

Session Speakers:
Josh Filo, Business Transformation Strategist, TESCHGlobalAlex Dahmani, Co-Founder & CEO, QuiO

This event is sponsored by Concordia University Wisconsin and hosted at Concordia's location at the UWM Innovation Accelerator. 

HealthTech
Milwaukee at 4:00 PM

See the Site! UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center Tour

We can't wait for our new space to open... so we thought we would show you early!
Join us for a limited space tour through the construction site of the UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. The tour will consist of: a walk through of the construction site and an overview of programs at the LEC. Meet at the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Center (3135 N Maryland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211) Atrium.
Parking: Please use the EMS parking lot. Attendees will need to pay for the parking.

Networking
Milwaukee at 5:00 PM

Speednetworking - Building Relationships, One Round at a Time

Building Relationships, One Round at a TimeSpeednetworking may sound a lot like “speed dating,” but it works very differently. We provide an opportunity to meet accomplished professionals just like yourself face-to-face in a small-group environment. The rotation approach and networking structure allow for you to maximize your connections and build relationships.Whether you are an entrepreneur or small-business owner or work in corporate America, our events offer the perfect occasion to expand your contacts. We feel building your business relationships should be a comfortable and relaxed venture.

How It WorksYour hosts, Jennifer Buchholz and Sara Reed, will lead the event. Instructions will be provided at the beginning of each round to mix up the group and provide initial conversation starters. Each round will run approximately 10 minutes. After the structured networking, you’re free to stay and mingle.What is NetworkMKE?NetworkMKE is the events arm of the Milwaukee Networking Hub. Our goal is to bring together professionals around Milwaukee to expand their business and social circle.

What kinds of people can I expect to meet?Accomplished individuals just like yourself! Our attendees cover a wide range of professions.Is this a dating or singles event?It is not! This event is strictly business, intended for professionals to expand their contacts.

Diversity
Milwaukee at 5:00 PM

Experience Milwaukee Podcast LIVE!

Experience Milwaukee is a light-hearted podcast showcasing Milwaukee as a great city to visit and an innovative place to live and work. Hosted by local entrepreneur, Steve Glynn, the podcast will work like crazy to attract visitors and talented people to Milwaukee.Our guest for this special, live event will be announced October 1st.

Talent Acquisition
Milwaukee at 6:00 PM

NEWaukee's The Speaker Crawl

NEWaukee’s Speaker Crawl is an interactive professional development program that simultaneously features numerous speakers and a cultural institution to a young professional audience. The participants never sit during the presentations as they traverse the program exhibitions to hear from the diverse lineup of speakers. The Speaker Crawl is social in nature while it also imparts a wide array of information about the important issues facing our city as well as tips for personal and professional growth.There will be a cash bar and complimentary appetizers while they last.Itinerary

  • 6:00PM – Registration and Networking
  • 6:20PM – Introduction
  • 6:25PM – Keynote: Jeremy Jeffress
  • 7:00PM – First Speaker Session
  • 7:20PM – Second Speaker Session
  • 7:40PM – Third Speaker Session

Click here to see the full speaker lineup.

NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses.  Visit www.newaukee.com to learn more.

Networking
Milwaukee at 6:00 PM

Milwaukee Freelancers Union SPARK: Sole proprietorship or LLC– What’s best for your business?

Welcome to Freelancers Union SPARK Milwaukee!We host meetups for freelancers by freelancers: Bring your knowledge, expertise, and questions the first Wednesday of every month (and our Facebook group for in-between events) to connect with other freelancers navigating the solopreneur life. Let's get inspired, and talk about stuff like...
November SPARK: Sole proprietorship or LLC–what’s best for your business?

When is the right time to incorporate? What are the tax implications of sole proprietorship? And what about liability?  For many freelancers, incorporation is a key step on the path to a full-time freelance career. This workshop will walk you through the basics of forming an LLC and what incorporation means for your business.

We’ll cover: 

  • The benefits of forming an LLC
  • How your business structure affects your taxes
  • The right time to incorporate for your business

Please note this event is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice. If you have specific business or contract questions, please consult your legal advisor.
There will also be time to network with other freelancers who may be able to offer tips you hadn’t considered before.
Regardless of industry, we all share similar experiences as independent business owners! We try to ensure everyone leaves with insights and connections that will help their business thrive.

Strategy
Milwaukee at 6:00 PM

The Milky Way - Changing the Culture of STEM

Jet Constellations aims to promote diversity in tech through its Milky Way initiative! This panel provides an opportunity for panel members to have a robust dialogue about the successes, opportunities, and challenges of diversity & inclusion in Tech. Discussions will include the many dimensions of diversity, opportunities to change the culture of stem to drive inclusion, and impact of D&I strategies.

Diversity
Milwaukee at 6:00 PM

Boss Ladies MKE: A Panel Discussion on Women's Entrepreneurship

Boss Ladies MKE is a mastermind & networking group founded in January of 2018. This group is made up of female powerhouse entrepreneurs in the Milwaukee area who run businesses or startups across a variety of industries.
Our group was created with the belief that when women genuinely support one another, amazing things are possible!
Join us for this panel conversation where we'll be discussing all things related to Women's Entrepreneurship.

Strategy
Milwaukee at 6:00 PM

HealthTechMKE: Entrepreneurship for Health Professionals

 As healthcare continues to rapidly change and evolve, the need for the health professional to be involved in entrepreneurship increases. Health professionals need to be engaged in the decisions made at emerging companies so they can guide this evolution and ensure that future technologies succeed and are focused on patient care. But what if you:

  • don't have the time?
  • don't have any great ideas?
  • think the risks outweigh the benefits?

No problem! There are many avenues into entrepreneurship and many ways to get involved. Come to this event to hear from entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, and investors on how health professionals can participate in the exciting and rewarding entrepreneurship ecosystem in Milwaukee. Instead of just treating patients, be a part of the changing face of medicine and help shape the future of healthcare. Free Event! Register Today!
This event is part of the Healthtech Track of Startup Week Milwaukee! 

HealthTech

8

THURSDAY
Milwaukee at 7:30 AM

Launch Breakfast Series: Sales and Marketing w/ Accelity & Margle Media

The Launch Breakfast series is presented by Margle Media and is focused on helping entrepreneurs get their startups off the ground with practical Marketing and Sales advice from some local, successful entrepreneurs who have extensive knowledge working in the startup space.

Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee at 7:30 AM

Concordia University Wisconsin: Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Startup Workshop

This half-day event provides entrepreneurial education and business development workshops to male and female active duty, reserve, guard, and retired veteran students and their spouses. This year’s campus tours will offer workshops in three growth areas:• Starting your Business from Scratch: Developing a plan for your business- In this workshop, attendees will understand the importance of a business plan, the difference between a traditional and one-page version and will have an opportunity to begin developing a one-page business plan.• The 5 M’s of Marketing: A framework to create a successful advertising platform- In this workshop, attendees will understand marketing methods and will work on creating a marketing plan for their business idea.• Introduction to Certifications and Government Contracting- In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to the basics of certification and how to position themselves to successfully do business with the government.

Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee at 8:00 AM

BizStarts' Speed Mentoring

Join us at BizStarts' Speed Mentoring during Milwaukee Startup Week!
What is Speed Mentoring? Entrepreneurs seeking business advice from business leaders on marketing, legal, accounting, scaling and more will have the opportunity to meet BizStarts' Mentor Network and be connect with a Mentor based on your business challenges and opportunities all in record time!

Networking
Milwaukee at 11:30 AM

NEWaukee's The Intrapreneurial Mindset with Trisept Solutions

The Intrapreneurial Mindset: How Corporations Innovate and Operate as a StartupEvent Details:
Join hometown travel technology leader Trisept Solutions as they discuss The Intrapreneurial Mindset and how they operate as a 20-year start-up. We’ll be discussing Trisept’s evolution from an internal IT team to global travel tech company, remaining relevant in an ever-changing industry, encouraging everyday innovations, and companies disrupting the world.The Intrapreneurial Mindset will feature a keynote presentation from Tom Carmony, Vice President – Systems Development and Product Support at Trisept Solutions, followed by an interactive panel discussion with other travel, technology and business professionals. Together, they’ll leave you inspired by the power of intrapreneurship.Refreshments:The event at Good City Brewing will feature drinks and complimentary lunch while it lasts. All are welcome to attend!Schedule:

  • 11:30AM – 11:50AM – Registration, lunch & networking
  • 11:50AM – 12:15PM – Intro & keynote address
  • 12:15PM – 12:40PM – Panel discussion
  • 12:40PM – 1:00PM – Questions and answer session
About Trisept Solutions:Trisept Solutions was formed in 2000 with a team that leveraged more than 15 years of thought leadership, development and operational excellence in the field of leisure travel technology. We were the first to master the concept of dynamic travel packaging in the electronic world, and today our technology powers many of the most recognizable travel websites including major airlines, hotels and resorts, destinations and theme parks. Headquartered in Milwaukee, we employ a committed team of technology professionals who are challenged every day to innovate and create lasting solutions for our customers.Additional Information:This event is part of Startup Milwaukee Week 2018.

NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses.  Visit www.newaukee.com to learn more.

Strategy
Milwaukee at 12:00 PM

Entrepreneurs Office Hours #MKETech

Entrepreneurs Office Hours - Startup Week Version - will take place at The Hive on November 8th from noon to 2pm. Come through to learn about the resources available to you as a founder in Milwaukee, meet other founders from the city and just kick it with us! 

Networking
Milwaukee at 1:00 PM

A Startup’s Guide to Content Marketing

Kiley Peters, Owner & CEO of Brainchild Studios, a digital content strategy and web design agency, walks you through a step-by-step tactical approach to creating a content strategy for your business. Learn the basics of how to create a content marketing strategy for your business that speaks to your target audience, addresses their main concerns, adds value, reduces barrier to purchase and scales with your business!

Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee at 3:30 PM

Agile Partnerships: Rocket Fuel for Growing Your Business

Join us for a high impact session and the opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, industry experts and potential future BUSINESS PARTNERS!
Every organization with aggressive growth aspirations needs to concentrate on the “five C’s” – Customers, Capital, Capabilities, Capacity and Collaborators.
We will discuss why establishing productive win/win business partnerships is critical for successful high growth startup organizations. Participants will learn new tools and techniques for prioritizing and selecting partners, discuss opportunities for leveraging OPT (other people’s talents) and share “lessons learned” from prior and current partner relationships.
Topics covered:

  • How does a well-defined Partner Strategy accelerate the execution of your Business Plan?
  • What is an “Agile Partnership” and the process for developing one?
  • What are best practices for converting “talk” to “actions” that yield sustainable results for new Partnerships?
  • Where do we see real examples of 1+1=3 across a variety of industries in the business world?
  • Is there a role for Digital Technologies to play in identifying partners and establishing lasting relationships?

After the session enjoy appetizers and touring the Tech Center.About the SpeakerDon Cotey is the Founder and President of IT Finity Solutions.

Strategy
Milwaukee at 4:00 PM

Tech Center Open House at Research Park

Meet the community of entrepreneurs at the Technology Innovation Center at Research Park, the Milwaukee region’s only full service business incubator. The Tech Center is where things are really happening.
Since 1993, more than 200 fast-growing businesses have called the Tech Center home. With a combined valuation in excess of $560 million, these innovative companies have added more than 1,270 jobs to the local economy. This makes the Tech Center one of the most successful entrepreneurship initiatives in Wisconsin.
Companies exploring innovative industries including biotechnology, software and Internet application development, medical equipment design, robotics and industrial automation will love the Tech Center’s state-of-the art bioscience labs, and general office and prototype manufacturing space.
Enjoy food and drinks as you stroll through our 138,000 square foot building and meet many of our exciting start-ups, which will have their products on display. Free parking is available.

Product Showcase
Milwaukee at 5:00 PM

DISRUPT MILWAUKEE 2.0

Disrupt Milwaukee 2.0, a part of Startup Wisconsin Week, is a night of thought-provoking talks from experts and professionals who want to share their ideas on how we can move our talent thinking forward. Each speaker has 5 minutes, 20 slides rotating at 15 seconds each to blow your mind! Part entertainment, part education it's a movement that will really move you to action.Disrupt is a high-energy idea forum designed to inform and empower executives, business leaders, people in the human resources field and anyone, really, who is PASSIONATE ABOUT TALENT and learning more about the world of work. Check out the Disrupt Milwaukee 1.0 videos to get a sampling of what to expect.

Our VISION is to be a catalyst for change and incubator for thought leadership for all things work. Our focus is three fold: to inspire employees to do meaningful work, to create thought leaders onstage and off and give like-minded professionals a community to connect and build mutually beneficial relationships.Disrupt Milwaukee 2.0 Schedule

5:00 p.m. Doors open and networking6 p.m. Talks start8 p.m. Talks end and on to the after party9 p.m. The end....or is it?TERMS & CONDITIONS Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable. 

Our amazing sponsors are leading the way in HR, Talent and Business. We believe that it's important for the Disrupt Community and Sponsors to stay connected. Our sponsors appreciate keeping you informed about how they are Disrupting the world of work.
Our sponsors are Ultimate Software, UW Center for Professional & Executive Development, Live Well Social Videos, Hinckley Productions, Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery, Visier, MRA, and Crimson Sun Studios.

The event is hosted by Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek, Contracted LeadershipLaura Gmeinder, Laura Gmeinder Coaching and Consulting

Disclaimer:
As part of the Disrupt Milwaukee experience photos and videos will be taken at the event. The Disrupt Milwaukee organizing team reserves the right to use the photos and videos for promotional and marketing purposes, using whichever channel it chooses (e.g. Facebook and Twitter). By purchasing a ticket to Disrupt Milwaukee 1.0 you agree to this disclaimer. 
LEARN MOREDid you know.....Disrupt Milwaukee event experience is part of Startup Wisconsin Week, which reaches over 7,600 participants over the state, of those 4,100 participants are in Milwaukee. We were honored to be hailed as one of the top events during Startup Week in 2017 last year. As well, Disrupt Milwaukee is the subject of Milwaukee Biz Times in print article Beyond Panel Discussions and Lectures: The evolution of corporate events with over 13,000 regional subscribers.

Strategy
Milwaukee at 5:00 PM

Pathways High Student Pitch for a Start Up Idea

9th grade students worked with UWM to create start up business ideas. Please come to see what the young people in our community think is important in our world.

Networking
Milwaukee at 5:00 PM

VOYAGER: Food and Bev Startup Party

Come party with the coolest cohort in the startup world. Food and Bev knows how to kick it and of course there are opportunities galore. Several startups with be on site to answer questions about their venture, products, etc. Each will be given an opportunity to present a short pitch. This night is about bringing together professionals, entrepreneurs, and all interested in the Food and Beverage world.

Networking
Milwaukee at 5:30 PM

Securing Smart Cities and the Internet of Things

Deeplight Systems and Startup Milwaukee Week presents: Securing Smart Cities and the Internet of Things hosted by PKWARE, with guest panelist Christopher Foley from P4 Infrastructure.In this hour long panel, local thought leaders discuss smart cities and the internet of things, the cybersecurity challenges they face, and what's to arrive in the coming years. Join us in discovering valuable insights into the role startups, local businesses, and enterpises will each play in this people-powered and technological initiative.Panelists

  • Samuel Aten: Sam is the CEO and Co-founder of Deeplight Systems, a cybersecurity for Internet of Things startup. He is a technology entrepreneur who founded his first company when he was 17-years-old, and since then has continued to explore how new technologies can improve the way people live.
  • Nicholas Hornyak, PhD, PE: Nicholas is Vice President and a Founder of P4 Infrastructure, Inc. which specializes in creating products for sustainable and connected infrastructure. Previously he worked in industry as a structural and bridge engineer and also managed large construction projects. During his time as a practicing engineer, he was inspired to use IoT technology and apply it to infrastructure. P4’s founding members have nearly 5 decades of combined experience in design, analysis, construction, operation and maintenance of civil engineering systems.
  • Joseph Linscott: Joe is a business analyst at PKWARE, an enterprise data protection company. Joe conducts market and competitive analyses, creates technical messaging for sales tools and product launches, and engages with the engineering, marketing and sales teams on go-to-market strategies.

Schedule
  • 5:30pm: Guests arrive and network.
  • 5:50pm: Opening statements.
  • 6:00pm: Panel begins.
  • 6:50pm: Closing remarks.
  • 7:00pm: Guests depart.

About hostFounded in 1986, PKWARE pioneered the development and adoption of the ZIP file format which is still widely used as of 2018. Today PKWARE provides automated enterprise data security that persistently protects and manages data wherever it is used, shared, and stored—inside or outside the organization.
Additional informationWhen arriving on site, volunteers will be present to ensure access into the building via the 201 E. Pittsburgh Avenue entrance to escort guests to the elevator and event space. Street parking can be found along E. Pittsburgh Ave. and Barclay St.
Please be aware that doors automatically lock from the outside, and a volunteer may not be present once the panel begins. So please arrive by 5:45 at the latest to guarantee entry.

Contact info:
Person: Sam Aten
Email: sam@deeplight.systems

Technology
Milwaukee at 5:30 PM

AI in Finance: Payments for you, your company and the future

FinTech Wisconsin is proud to be returning to Start-Up Milwaukee on November 8th at 5:30 pm. This year we are excited to welcome David Temme from PNC Financial Services, and local FinTech companies and deep dive into the payment ecosystem, now evolving more rapidly than any other area of financial services.Who is this for? This session has been curated for leaders, decision makers, influencers interested in learning more about the changes in the payment space who want to continue to keep their company efficient and effective for their customers. We would also like to invite technologists who are looking to lead the way in the technological advances within the FinTech space in Milwaukee.We look forward to seeing you November 8th.Agenda:5:30 Doors Open5:30 - 6:15 Meet and Greet - Enjoy craft beer and o'dourves6:15 - 6:25 (Hard Start) FinTech in Milwaukee6:25 - 7:15 David Temme, SVP PNC Bank

Finance
Milwaukee at 6:00 PM

Perfecting Your Pitch

When talking about your business, confidence is key! You will learn: the importance of an elevator pitch and how to create and evaluate your own.

Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee at 6:00 PM

HealthTechMKE: Innovative Approaches to Addressing Health Disparities

Despite Milwaukee's top-notch healthcare systems and booming healthtech industry, health disparities among Milwaukee County residents are dramatic and persistent. While it is only a piece of the puzzle, how healthcare is accessed and delivered remains vitally important in addressing the challenges associated with health disparities.

This event will approach the problem by identifying the difficulties we have in Milwaukee and hearing from innovators that are providing unique solutions. Through discussion and networking, we hope to determine areas of progress and identify opportunities ready for the next company or entrepreneur to tackle. So come and meet the Milwaukee Healthtech community and be inspired to use innovation to respond to one of Milwaukee's biggest concerns.Free Event! Register Today!
Agenda:6:00 - 6:30 PM Networking6:30 - 7:30 PM Panel DIscussion7:30 - 8:00 PM Networking

Panelists:

  • Cathy Mahaffey, CEO at Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative
  • AkkeNeel Talsma, CEO/Founder at Melius Outcomes
  • More TBA

Parking: There is parking available in the adjacent lot on the West side of the building. There is also parking available in the Northwest Quad (NWQ) parking lot and garage to the north (2025 E Newport Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211)
Thank you to our Host: UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing!

HealthTech

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FRIDAY
Milwaukee at 8:00 AM

ProductCamp - Startup Milwaukee Week

What is ProductCamp...We all want to get better at building great products, but it's hard to get our heads up from our work to connect with our peers and develop our craft. On Friday November, 9th, as part of Startup Week Milwaukee, the product leadership community will gather to share what we know. We will meet people struggling with the same problems we are, hear about our greatest successes and our most educational failures. We will learn from those who have mastered what we're learning and teach those who are learning what we've mastered.The conference is free for attendees, organized by volunteers, and supported by sponsors.ProductCamp Milwaukee takes place during the 3rd annual Startup Milwaukee Week, to learn about all the festivities happening during the week,click here.

Who should attend ProductCamp Milwaukee?ProductCamp is for...

  • product managers, marketers, strategists, UX/Designers, innovators, technology professionals and the entrepreneurs who are filling all those roles at once.
  • large companies and small ones, growing companies and established ones, high-tech companies and low-tech ones.
  • job seekers and job havers, students and teachers, consultants and service providers.

Agenda: Friday November, 9th 2018Speaker Session details to be announced week of Oct 1st.8am-9am - Coffee/Breakfast & Networking9am-12pm - Speaker Sessions12pm-1pm - Lunch1pm-3pm- Speaker Sessions3pm-4:30pm Happy Hour and Networking

Tickets will be open to the public on Wednesday September 5th! Seats are limited so be sure to reserve yours in advance.

Technology
Milwaukee at 9:00 AM

Accounting for Startups

Starting a new business can be daunting and one of the most important things to do is managing the finances of the business. In this session, we will cover basic small business accounting concepts and then apply them by doing the books for a sample business to show different types of transactions for a business, how they relate to each financial statement, and how to interpret the financial statements to make better informed decisions and grow your business.Note: This event is at Regus on 18th Floor. Ask for the Accounting for startups presentation when you arrive.

Finance
Milwaukee at 9:00 AM

Tour UWM's Immersive Media Lab

Tour UWM's Immersive Media Lab-- Disrupting and Enriching Augmented realities in the spheres of science, culture, and technology through the lens of creativity. Our goal is to engage the Milwaukee community, innovators and disruptors around Augmented Reality. Our mission is to serve as the Community's Leaders in the Sustainable uses of technology. 

Diversity
Milwaukee at 9:00 AM

Your Passion Into Profit: A Panel Conversation on Transitioning Your Side Gig into Your Main Revenue Stream

Several Milwaukee-based start up founders share their launch stories in an intergenerational panel conversation on turning side gig/passion into a life of fulfillment and revenue. 
Kennita Hickman is a cultural and music writer, entrepreneur and health enthusiast. She is chief culture curator at Catera LLC (formerly KIS Communications LLC), a full service culture development and management for independent musicians.
Ebony Ssali is the Brand Strategist & Creative Director of Ssali Media Group. Ssali Media is changing the brandscape of businesses and communities with a focus on the healthcare, education and technology industries.
WWBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation that has been “Putting Dreams to Work” since 1987. WWBIC focuses on individuals who face barriers in accessing traditional financing or resources. We open the doors of opportunity by providing the access to necessary resources and tools such as quality financial and business education, and responsible financial products.

Strategy
Milwaukee at 9:30 AM

UWM Social Good Morning with Dr. Moe Mukiibi

UWM Social Good mornings is LEC speaker series, that focuses on Social Innovation, hosted by our very own Entrepreneur-in-Residence of Social Innovation, Mark Fairbanks.caffeination :☕: innovation : inspiration :✨:
Join us at Social Good Morning for "Journey" with Dr. Moe Mukiibi during Start Up Week.Dr. Mukiibi will weave together his childhood story of pre-dawn treks to collect water in his native Uganda, his passion to make fresh water a reality for everyone on the planet, and his relocation to Milwaukee and entrepreneurial endeavor in creating the Water POD technology at Stonehouse Water Technology in the Global Water Center.Dr. Mukiibi is an internationally known, published water expert and a passionate technology innovator who is recognized by American Water Association (AWA), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Water Association (IWA).

Diversity
Milwaukee at 10:00 AM

Reconverge: DEMOlition.... The Commons Edition

Reconverge: DEMOlition.... The Commons Edition

Strategy
Milwaukee at 1:00 PM

Reconverge: DEMOlition Business Model Extreme Makeover Reveal

Reconverge: DEMOlition Business Model Extreme Makeover Reveal

Strategy
Milwaukee at 1:00 PM

Capitalizing on Cultural Moments (Without Dissing Your Demographic)

Join Kennita Hickman and Ebony Ssali in a "TED"-style presentation on how to win buy-in from your customers during crucial social moments (i.e, Oreo's legendary Super Bowl presence) while steering clear of potentially damaging controversy. With your brand as the focus, learn how to create better branding while being socially conscious. Presentation followed by Q&A.
About the PresentersKennita Hickman is a cultural and music writer, entrepreneur and health enthusiast. She is chief culture curator at Catera LLC (formerly KIS Communications LLC), a full service culture development and management for independent musicians.Ebony Ssali is the Brand Strategist & Creative Director of Ssali Media Group. Ssali Media is changing the brandscape of businesses and communities with a focus on the healthcare,education and technology industries.
About the HostWWBIC is a leading innovative statewide economic development corporation that has been “Putting Dreams to Work” since 1987. WWBIC focuses on individuals who face barriers in accessing traditional financing or resources. We open the doors of opportunity by providing the access to necessary resources and tools such as quality financial and business education, and responsible financial products.

Diversity
Milwaukee at 2:30 PM

Nest Pop-Up Launch Party

Come celebrate the launch of Nest Pop-Up Shop! Nest Pop-Up is a venture within Marquette's Student-Run Business program and is focused on showcasing consumer product startups.
Agenda:2:30-3:00 p.m.- Welcome3:00-3:15 p.m.- Introduction to Nest and the Marquette Student-Run Business Program3:15-3:45 p.m.- Introduction of each entrepreneur3:45-4:30 p.m.- Meet and greet
Nest Pop-Up will be open daily from 10am-6pm from November 10th to December 23rd. Come support a budding industry and help usher in the next generation of consumer products within Milwaukee.

Networking
Milwaukee at 3:00 PM

Podcast MKE with GoGeddit Media Marketing

Join us for PodcastMKE as part of Startup Wisconsin Week! Drop by on Friday, November 9 from 3:00-5:00PM to enjoy drinks/hors-d'oeuvres and learn about the current audio and podcasting playing fields.
Then, hang around for a live GoGedders Podcast episode. Richie will sit down with Dominic Anzalone of Rent College Pads and Cindy Poiesz of Evolve Snacking. They’ll get into what it’s like to start a business in Milwaukee, crack a few jokes, and talk all things startup.
Bonus event (or maybe the main event—who’s to say?): An honorary ribbon cutting by Matt Cordio. We’re gonna give him a big ol’ scissors. Laughs guaranteed.

Sales & Marketing
Milwaukee at 3:00 PM

Abacus Architects Open House

Abacus Architects would like to welcome and bring together you, our clients, partners, Ward4MKE neighbors, family, and friends to our Open House @ our new Milwaukee Office to celebrate and thank you for making an impact with us!!!

Featuring:
+Tastes from Milwaukee and Sheboygan, Drinks, and Dessert Starting @ 3PM
+Lego Design Challenge 3PM-6PM
+Project Gallery
+Boombox Design Build Product Unveiling with the Designed Awareness Team from TRUE Skool, Inc. 5PM-6PM
+ UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) AIAS at UWM 6PM-7PM
+More

Please RSVP to Chad Wleczyk cwleczyk@abacusarchitects.net  by Friday, November 2nd at 5PM.
Drop by anytime during Startup Milwaukee Week November 5th- 11th, 2018 and let us know how we can take your vision into the built environment!!!!

Networking
Milwaukee at 4:30 PM

Startup Milwaukee Week End-of Week Happy Hour w/ The Firm Consulting

Hear the startup success story of Rugged Races LLC, event productions company who took on Shark Tank scoring a record-breaking deal with Mark Cuban, and how they've rapidly expanded over the last several years.
Rugged Races will also discuss their partnership with Marquette's Student Run Business Program to host the 2019 Milwaukee Marathon.

Presentation will start promptly at 4:30pm, followed by a happy hour hosted by The Firm Consulting LLCand featuring an open bar, hors d'ouerves and music by DJ Four7.This event is a part of Milwaukee Startup Week presented by Wisconsin Startup Week & Skills Pipeline.

Networking
Milwaukee at 5:30 PM

88Nine Labs | Moving the needle: How new technology is changing the music...

88Nine Labs is proud to host on how technology is changing the music industry, called “Moving the Needle”. This official Startup Milwaukee event, will feature presentations and a panel featuring leaders behind the new Capitol Records Innovation Center and Gener8tor's new Music Tech Accelerator. Hear how about their work in the music technology space and what it could mean for the future of the industry, musicians, and fans. The event is sponsored by Northwestern Mutual.
"Moving the Needle" will be the pre-event for the 88Nine x Capitol Records Hackathon which takes place Nov. 10 - 11.

Diversity
Milwaukee at 6:00 PM

The Creative Economy Happy Hour

All are welcome to Gallery 218 for the reception for Start Up MKE, celebrating Milwaukee's Creative Economy.Live jazz by Keith Watling, food, Cash bar. Meet our artists and network with other artists and guests. Gallery 218 Artists exhibiting photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture: Judith Hooks, Bernie Newman, Joanne O'Hare, Marthy Coaty, Scott Onsager, Lew Cadkin, Carol Liesenfelder, and Kim Lyon. Located in the Marshall Building, Historic Third Ward.Free. gallery218.com 414-643-1732

Diversity

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SATURDAY
Milwaukee at 8:30 AM

Milwaukee Code Camp 2018

Milwaukee Code Camp is a free software development and computer science conference put on by local developers for the Milwaukee community. We run it entirely as volunteers and just want to see our community grow!
Every development, design, test and craftmanship stack welcome! Any topics ranging from Web, Mobile, Cloud, IoT, AI, AR/MR/VR and whatever else the community wants to talk about.Visit https://www.milwaukeeCodeCamp.com for more information.
A Code Camp is always free, for developers by developers, no sales pitches and during non-working hours.

Technology
Milwaukee at 10:00 AM

88Nine x Capitol Records Hackathon

88Nine Radio Milwaukee has joined forces with the Capitol360 Innovation Center for 88Nine Labs: Music Hackathon presented by Northwestern Mutual and powered by the Capitol360 Innovation Center. This Hackathon will take place the last weekend of Startup Week Milwaukee and will be held at the brand new Cream City Labs inside Northwestern Mutual in downtown Milwaukee.
We invite developers, designers, and musicians to generate ideas for music discovery, music distribution, connecting fans with their favorite artists, how radio stations like 88Nine can help fans learn more about the music they love and discover new music.
Sandbox License: Developers will have pre-cleared access to 14k UMG audio streaming tracks. Artists included in this catalog include old and new, and cross-genre:
Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Hans Zimmer, Andrea Bocelli, John Williams
Look at what was created at the Capitol360 Hackathon that took place this past June.
Register here on eventbrite and on DevPost too - https://capitolmke.devpost.com/
Check out the music industry 101 guide here.
Oh, by the way, there are prizes for the winning teams!!
- One winning team will receive a $1000 cash prize from Northwestern Mutual. $1000 will be split between team members.
- One winning team (up to five) will receive 11-day Summerfest Power Passes to the winning group.Each pass grants the bearer to one (1) admission per day to the festival grounds during operating hours, and is not valid for admission to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater shows.
- Two winning teams will receive a final round interview to participate in gener8tor’s 12-week Accelerator program with up to $90k in financing
- Two teams will recieve 1-year Cloudinary Plus plan for their most creative and best implementation hacks that use Cloudinary API' (https://cloudinary.com/)
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is a building sprint where teams of students and community members build new products or hack at an existing problem in 24-hours. The event engages design, development, and marketing talent, hears their ideas, prioritizes solutions, and prototypes/experiments to discover if the solutions work. Participants pitch final projects at the end of 24-hours to a panel of industry professionals.
Who should participate?
This event is open to students, engineers, developers, designers, musicians and anyone with experience or interest in music tech and the music industry are invited to attend.
Event Flow:November 1010:00 AM - 11:00AM - Coffee, light breakfast, presentations, introductions and team formations
11:00 AM - 1:00PM - Hacking begins
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Working Lunch
2:00 PM - 6:00PM - Hacking continues
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Working Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Wrap for the day*
November 119:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Coffee, light breakfast
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Hacking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Working Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Finish Hacking
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Prepare pitches
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Pitching and judging
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Award prizes
About Capitol360Capitol360 is a collaborative workspace and slate of events designed to bring together preeminent thinkers from the music industry, technology eco-system, and student community to help collectively drive the future of innovation in music. Our goal is to unlock the value of a unified music industry by providing a testing ground for new ideas and technology, fostering the next generation of thought leaders in music, and bridging the gap between artists and content creators within the tech community.

Diversity
Milwaukee at 10:00 AM

University Business Model Canvas Mixer

Join the UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and Marquette Kohler Center for Enterepreneurship Center for the Third Annual Business Model Canvas (BMC) Mixer. All Milwaukee students are invited to showcase their ideas at this Startup Milwaukee Week event.We are asking you (the community) to join us as we brainstorm aspects of the student’s businesses as well as innovative models. Students will be displaying and building their canvases that morning.Parking: Metered parking is available in the EMS (Engineering Mathematics Science) lot which is near the KIRC building. Street parking with meters is also available on Kenwood Ave and Cramer St.Come join in on exciting conversations with budding entrepreneurs!If you are a student interested in participating, please fill out this form.

Networking
Milwaukee at 11:00 AM

Small Business DIY Workshop

Small Business DIY Workshop

Strategy
Milwaukee at 12:00 PM

The Summit 2.0 - Uniting Data, Marketing & HR - The Future Of Work

It’s that time of year again and we are preparing for The Summit 2.0. Last year our focus was to help you learn to take a company from ideation, growth to exit. Flying in world class speakers and influencers with the goal of uniting people from around the world with the startup culture of Milwaukee. This year we are taking a similar but focused on a different topic.
Uniting Data, Marketing & HR To Create The Future Of Work & Brand Culture
Who should attend?If you're in the marketing, HR or innovationspace and want to be proactive and not reactive about the future of your business this event is for you.
There is no question that there is a disconnect between the companies of yesterday and how they connect with the talent of tomorrow. It's our goal to create not only a better understanding of how to increase employee feedback, enaggement and brand evangelism but also clear action items that you can implement today to grow your team, business or organization.Our Speakers:
Nathan Harris - Co-Founder & CEO of Ease, Inc.
Ease - Connecting People With The Roles They Were Meant For
Ease has evolved from just being a company that helps companies source freelancers to an engine driven to impact the culture of the global workforce. Using psychometric, cognitive and skills assessments to discover where people internally and externally best fit within an organization or team. We will teach you to create self-directed and -self-aware teams that are invested in the culture of your business. Educating them on the value of this and that by shifting towards gaining this understanding you can win not only the war on talent but also on market share.
Coby Skonord - Co-Founder & CEO of Ideawake
How You Can Enable a Culture of Innovation to Become the Disruptors instead of the Disrupted in Your IndustryDisruption is coming to an industry near you. It's no secret - the pace of change is coming faster than anytime in history. Although everyone knows this, what are you doing to prepare your organization for it?
Your employees are your greatest asset - are you empowering them to reach their full potential and building a sustainable business model for the 21st Century?
HR and Innovation leaders interested in enabling a culture of innovation but unsure of where to start, we'll be covering how to sell your program to key stakeholders, best practices, and examples from companies we work with disrupting the legal industry.
Quentin Allums - Co-Founder & CEO of Misfits
How To Create A Brand Culture From WithinThe Misfits have built a world class brand focusing on helping people to tell their brand stories to better connect them with consumers by educating them through storytelling. The future of the talent and consumer war will be won by those that establish powerful connections. Connections that can only be established by giving people a reason to believe and in turn they find a reason to buy. Learn how you can write the first chapter of your stories brand and create legacy brand instead of a seasonal one.
Roberto Scaccia - DOT Ventures
DOT is a leading boutique technology firm that has built the products of some of Silicon Valley's fastest growing companies. Most recently developing the technology of Ease 2.0 that will be launching at the world's largest tech conference Web Summit on Nov. 5th. You will learn not only how to build a product for the future but also how to build one that matches the culture of the community that you are building. The future of work is no longer online or offline anymore. It's becoming oneline of communication that is changing the way we work, date, shop and percieve our lives. Making it now more important than ever to build products people connect with.
The SurprisesWe will be allowing you to select one of our speakers. Contact us at info@itsease.com to nominate a speaker of your choice. The top nominees will be chosen and the winner will be flown out to speak for you all!
We will also have a guest speaker that will be announced one week before the event.
We focus on creating events that impact instead of inspire you. This is because inspiration is nothing more than a feeling that can fade. However to be impacted means that we made a lasting impression on you.
We promise that this event will do just that.

Sales & Marketing

11

SUNDAY
Milwaukee at 10:00 AM

88Nine x Capitol Records Hackathon

88Nine Radio Milwaukee has joined forces with the Capitol360 Innovation Center for 88Nine Labs: Music Hackathon presented by Northwestern Mutual and powered by the Capitol360 Innovation Center. This Hackathon will take place the last weekend of Startup Week Milwaukee and will be held at the brand new Cream City Labs inside Northwestern Mutual in downtown Milwaukee.
We invite developers, designers, and musicians to generate ideas for music discovery, music distribution, connecting fans with their favorite artists, how radio stations like 88Nine can help fans learn more about the music they love and discover new music.
Sandbox License: Developers will have pre-cleared access to 14k UMG audio streaming tracks. Artists included in this catalog include old and new, and cross-genre:
Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Hans Zimmer, Andrea Bocelli, John Williams
Look at what was created at the Capitol360 Hackathon that took place this past June.
Register here on eventbrite and on DevPost too - https://capitolmke.devpost.com/
Check out the music industry 101 guide here.
Oh, by the way, there are prizes for the winning teams!!
- One winning team will receive a $1000 cash prize from Northwestern Mutual. $1000 will be split between team members.
- One winning team (up to five) will receive 11-day Summerfest Power Passes to the winning group.Each pass grants the bearer to one (1) admission per day to the festival grounds during operating hours, and is not valid for admission to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater shows.
- Two winning teams will receive a final round interview to participate in gener8tor’s 12-week Accelerator program with up to $90k in financing
- Two teams will recieve 1-year Cloudinary Plus plan for their most creative and best implementation hacks that use Cloudinary API' (https://cloudinary.com/)
What is a Hackathon?
A hackathon is a building sprint where teams of students and community members build new products or hack at an existing problem in 24-hours. The event engages design, development, and marketing talent, hears their ideas, prioritizes solutions, and prototypes/experiments to discover if the solutions work. Participants pitch final projects at the end of 24-hours to a panel of industry professionals.
Who should participate?
This event is open to students, engineers, developers, designers, musicians and anyone with experience or interest in music tech and the music industry are invited to attend.
Event Flow:November 1010:00 AM - 11:00AM - Coffee, light breakfast, presentations, introductions and team formations
11:00 AM - 1:00PM - Hacking begins
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Working Lunch
2:00 PM - 6:00PM - Hacking continues
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Working Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Wrap for the day*
November 119:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Coffee, light breakfast
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Hacking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Working Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Finish Hacking
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Prepare pitches
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Pitching and judging
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Award prizes
About Capitol360Capitol360 is a collaborative workspace and slate of events designed to bring together preeminent thinkers from the music industry, technology eco-system, and student community to help collectively drive the future of innovation in music. Our goal is to unlock the value of a unified music industry by providing a testing ground for new ideas and technology, fostering the next generation of thought leaders in music, and bridging the gap between artists and content creators within the tech community.

Diversity
Milwaukee at 4:00 PM

The Blueprint: Cultivator Demo Day

On Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 4 - 6 pm, the public is invited to Venue 42 for Demo Day, where the 12 businesses that completed The Blueprint: Cultivator will showcase their 3 minute pitches.Hear from the Entrepreneur, Government Official, Fortune 500 and Venture Capitalist on their roles into "Building A Tech Network." 

Young Enterprising Society (YES), with funding from the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Institute, and Northwestern Mutual launched a new program, The Blueprint: Cultivator 

The Blueprint develops a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem in the areas of technology, eCommerce and advanced manufacturing. The Blueprint’s programs provide entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to start and scale in Wisconsin with tools for sustainable business models that will help them be successful.List of Presenting Businesses:

  • Like Minds (Monte Eady): connects students with startups looking to hire;
  • Norwood Media Group (Lawrence Norwood): a content and social media management services company;
  • StyleQ (Chantel Teague and Emani Taylor): tech company connects customers to beauty professionals in Milwaukee;
  • White Elephant, previously 16th Place (Callie Tally): marketing strategy and implementation company;
  • NewWay (Willie Alexander and Bryce Killibrew): bike manufacturing startup;
  • Root Media Co. (Aziz Abdullah): a digital marketing and media firm;
  • Dino Black Studios (Dino Black): a photography and film company;
  • The B.E.E. Narrative/Anita B. Mogaka Consulting LLC (Anita Mogaka): digital media platform highlighting excellence in the black community;
  • Potty Pearls (Tyeshia Coopwood): manufacturer of a portable 'pearl' that hides toilet odor;
  • Beneath The Surface (Salina Victoria): a skin care service provider;
  • Trovata Box (Frank Contreras): N/A;
  • Sekhere LLC (Nikia Johnson): a software and logistics startup.

Technology