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.

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

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.



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.

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.

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.



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.

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!!!

+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

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!!!!

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.