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MONDAY
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.

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Appleton at 9:00 AM

“The Cookie Bill”

Join us as Naomi Dvorachek, Local Foods Entrepreneur, and Founder of Granola for Good tells the story of how three FarmHers from Southern WI leveled the playing field for Home Bakers in our State.

This event is part of Startup Appleton Week.

Startup Appleton Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the Fox Cities Region. The week's programming showcases the community's emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs and small business owners on their journey. Startup Appleton Week is supported by Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center, Change Management Communications Center LLC, and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation – Northeast WI and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Appleton Week visit: http://startupwi.org/appleton.
 
  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.  

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Racine at 9:30 AM

So You Wanna Start a Business? Legal and Compliance 101

Are you thinking about starting a business? Or have you started one but feel like you need some expert advice? This session is for you. We will have a panel of experts that will discuss legal and compliance issues like permits, taxes, licensing, entity types, and more. After the panel stick around for 1:1 guidance with our panelists.

Speaker names and bios coming soon

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Kenosha at 10:30 AM

The Build-a-Bow Story

Alex Hart-Upendo of Build-a-Bow visits KTEC to discuss his child entrepreneurship journey and the dangers of bullying.
(Only for KTEC Students)

Startup Kenosha Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in Kenosha, 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 25+ events hosted by 20+ partner organizations in the community. Startup Kenosha Week is supported by Leeward Business Advisors, The O Coworking, ForkdIn, and Jan Salazar Photography and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Kenosha Week visit: http://startupwi.org/Kenosha

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. 

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Eau Claire at 11:30 AM

Financial Planning | for your Health, Future + the Unexpected

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

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

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

Lunch will be provided.

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




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

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Racine at 2:30 PM

Pop Up Wellness Center and FREE Coaching

Come and unwind from your hectic day as Wings of Fire Consulting transforms the Michigan Room at Gateway Technical College's Racine Campus into a Wellness Center. Enjoy the serene atmosphere of relaxing music and aromatherapy while you take the opportunity to try some self-care tools. Take a moment of quiet in our made-for-adults blanket fort. Learn some tips and tricks to keep yourself balanced as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey.

FREE 15 minute coaching sessions will be offered as well by a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach!

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Appleton at 4:00 PM

“I Think I’m Ready to Leave!….I’m Not Ready to Retire!”

 “I Think I’m Ready to Leave!….I’m Not Ready to Retire!”Beginning a New Career at 50 years and after

50+ New Start ™ refers to individuals who make a choice to step away from their current career and yet are not ready to stop working. Many of these individuals choose to continue working in a career and often choose to build their own business as the next career.

They have a vision of this next career that will open the door to their continuing to use their lifetime of accumulated knowledge, skills, and experience.

Many of these individuals choose to now work under their own direction and for their own reasons and purposes.

This session will address such questions as:

  •  What are the reasons people step away and go into business for themselves or choose, when they have reached retirement age, to continue to work
  • What are the typical directions that they choose?
  • What is the best way to approach such a decision?
  • What are the essential steps to take to improve the likelihood of success as they move forward in their thinking and their actions? 
After a presentation on the topic, there will be an interactive discussion and Q&A among the participants.

Sponsor:  Waterstone Mortgage
Presenters:  Michael Troyer, Strategic Management Associates and Tina Schuelke, Change Management Communications Center LLC

This event is part of Startup Appleton Week.  Startup Appleton Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the Fox Cities Region. The week's programming showcases the community's emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs and small business owners on their journey. Startup Appleton Week is supported by Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center, Change Management Communications Center LLC, and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation – Northeast WI and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Appleton Week visit: http://startupwi.org/appleton.

 
 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.  

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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. 

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La Crosse at 6:00 PM

Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP)

Must be preregistered in class to attend.

The Entrepreneurship Training Program offered by the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-La Crosse provides the tools you need for business idea testing and business model improvement.

Proven Impact. Since 2003, over 1,900 students on a state wide basis have completed the class with over 50% starting a new business or growing their existing business.

For questions Contact the SBDC@uwlax.edu or call 608.785.8782
8 week class will be offered again in the spring.

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TUESDAY
Beloit at 11:30 AM

Building a Sustainable Downtown Business

As the heart of a city, a thriving downtown is essential for any Main Street community. Downtown Beloit has undergone a remarkable transformation over the last few years and is becoming more of a destination every day. Join us for lunch and hear from a panel of business coaching professionals and downtown business owners who will be sharing their experiences and best practices for growing a sustainable business in an ever-changing downtown market.

Speakers will each present have 10-15 minutes to present, followed by a panel discussion.
Speakers & perspectives:

Community Service, Commununity Involvement & Marketing with Events: Betsy Schmiechen, The Village Gallery & Custom Framing

Overcoming the Beloit Perception: Jayme Braatz, Merrill & Houston's Steak Joint

Five Cost-Effective Investments Businesses can Make for the Future: Errin Welty, Wisconsin Main Street

Trends in Consumer Behavior Impacting Main Street: Lyn Falk, Retailworks

Where’s the Money? Financing Your Business: Julann Jatczak, WWBIC

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Appleton at 11:30 AM

Building Your Brand & Perfecting Your Pitch

When talking about your business, confidence is key! You will learn the importance of an elevator pitch and how to elevate your own.Presented by: Alyse Rust, WWBIC and Lyssa Schmidt, Presence & Co.

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Kenosha at 12:00 PM

Are You Working Too Hard for Your Business?

Do you find yourself caught up in the day to day tasks of running your business? 

Would you pay someone your hourly rate to do all those day to day tasks? 

Do you every wonder how some business owners run several businesses simultaneously?



Join Kerrie Hoffman of FocalPoint Business Coaching, as we explore how to: Make the shift from working “in” your business to working “on” your business. Rediscover the passion for why you originally started your business. Ignite your growth engine, empower your staff (or bots), and discover a whole new set of free time.



During our time together, you will learn:

• The three roles of the business owner

• Where to spend the majority of your time to grow your business

• How to exit the trap of getting caught up in the day to day tasks of running your business



If you are interested in refueling your passion for your business, then join us and learn how to grow your business while reducing your stress.

Startup Kenosha Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in Kenosha, 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 25+ events hosted by 20+ partner organizations in the community. Startup Kenosha Week is supported by Leeward Business Advisors, The O Coworking, ForkdIn, and Jan Salazar Photography and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Kenosha Week visit: http://startupwi.org/Kenosha

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. 

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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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Racine at 3:30 PM

Tourism is Small Business - with Dave Blank of REAL Racine

Tourism is one of the largest, and most diverse sectors of the economy- and most of it is made up of small businesses! There are plentiful jobs available, with a good chance of rapid advancement into management positions in the lodging, attraction and restaurant categories. These can lead to positions in regional or statewide organizations in planning, branding, and marketing.
This session will be led by Dave Blank of REAL Racine. A thirty five year veteran of the hospitality field, Dave has been the President and CEO of Real Racine, the County‘s official tourism agency, for the past 21 years. His career in tourism has included ski area marketing, campground and canoe livery operations, and destination marketing organization management in California and Utah, as well as Wisconsin.

Locally, he currently serves on the Racine Civic Centre Commission, the MetroGo southeast Wisconsin regional transit leadership council, the Racine Arts Council Board of Directors and the Gateway Technical College Hospitality Management Advisory Board.

He is also a member of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism Sports Marketing and International Marketing committees.

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Appleton at 4:30 PM

Are You Ready for the Green Bay Packers Mentor Protege Program?

Join us at Wildflower Pizzeria, a great space, grab a slice and make some new friends! Then we’ll gather up a panel of Pros including Anna Steinfest, Manager of the Green Bay Packers Mentor Protege Program, Monica Hughley, Mentor and Alex Salm, entrepreneur and founder Black Sheep Culinary Arts.They will share their game plan for helping early stage companies to scale and share why YOU should get involved with the Program.

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Racine at 6:00 PM

First Steps in Staring Your Own Small Business - presented by the WISBDC at UW-Parkside

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside announces "First Steps in Starting Your Own Small Business," a quarterly workshop, held on the first Tuesday of the month that is open to the public. The class is a collaborative effort by Racine Country Workforce Development Center and Kenosha Area Business Alliance. The two-hour workshop focuses on questions entrepreneurs may face when taking the leap. Some topics include business plan development, market feasibility, financial and lender resources, and includes Small Business Administration (SBA) resources.

Class Location: Racine County Workforce Solutions
1717 Taylor Ave
Racine, WI 53404 

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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

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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

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Racine at 9:30 AM

Intro to Design Thinking

Introduction To Design Thinking 


By Kiran Vedak CTO, DesignsTouch and Sarah Alt President, Triple Ten Consulting

In this short workshop, the participants will get the basic understanding of the Design Thinking Methodology. Many Fortune 100 companies use Design Thinking for designing and improving their products and services. The participant will learn the methodology and tools using a fun exercise of developing a Cocktail Drink. 
Key concepts covered:
  • What is Design Thinking?
  • Understand the problem using Empathy Map.
  • How to ask Open-ended questions?
  • Define the need and articulate it with Innovation Statement
  • Develop many ideas using  SCAMMPER.
  • Expand on concepts using "Yes&."
  • Build a virtual prototype of your drink.
  • Test your Solution, learn to take feedback using "The Six Hat Technique".
  • How to apply what you have learned to your own business?


Audience:
  If you have an idea for new product/service or want to improve your existing product/ service, this workshop is for you. Due to the interactive nature of the seminar, maximum 24 participants ( no more than 2 per business).
Kiran Vedak
is an Entrepreneur, Innovation Coach, and strategy consultant, and is an active practitioner of  Design Thinking. As VP of Digital Innovation, he has conducted several DT workshops for a Fortune 50 organization.  Kiran is Principal and CTO of Designs Touch, an award-winning Digital Strategy Firm in Racine, and he also operates a franchise of Expense Reduction Analyst, a global consulting firm that specializes in improving profitability through cost management strategies for the mid-size organization. Sarah Alt is a professional facilitator and coach; She has helped organizations transform, adapt and evolve their teams and customers for success. Sarah is the founder and owner of Triple Ten Consulting, holds an MBA in Global Management, and is professionally certified in project management, Lean, Six Sigma, supply chain, change management and inclusion. Sarah is also an adjunct university professor and Fellow in the Office of Servant Leadership at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

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Appleton at 10:00 AM

PLANNING FOR SUCCESSION – "TRANSITION WITH A TWIST"

Planning for Succession – "Transition With a Twist"Succession is a Change Process and it is more than a succession plan
This session looks at Succession from both a Change Perspective and from a Pro-active Planning and Strategy Perspective.It addresses such questions as:

  • What are the essential elements of a succession process and plan?
  • Why is succession such a neglected subject and underemployed within companies?
  • What is the relationship between preparing for succession and the challenge of managing change as the succession unfolds (for oneself and for others)?
  • Why is taking a broader perspective in the succession process a critical strategy to long-term survival?
  • How should succession planning and execution be treated in a business that is closely-held or a family business?
After a presentation on the topic, there will be an interactive discussion and Q&A among the participants.

This event is part of Startup Appleton Week.Startup Appleton Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the Fox Cities Region. The week's programming showcases the community's emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs and small business owners on their journey. Startup Appleton Week is supported by Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center, Change Management Communications Center LLC, and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation – Northeast WI and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Appleton Week visit: http://startupwi.org/appleton.

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. 

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Appleton at 12:00 PM

LIVESTREAM: 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!
NOTE: this is a live-streamed talk, if you prefer to watch it in-person and meet the presenters you can attend at Concordia University Wisconsin's Green Bay center, register here.

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Milwaukee at 12:00 PM

Startup Legal Advice

Marquette Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic
Startup Milwaukee Week
Counseling Sessions

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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!

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Racine at 1:00 PM

Pop Up Wellness Center and FREE Reiki

Come and unwind from your hectic day as Wings of Fire Consulting transforms the Michigan Room at Gateway Technical College's Racine Campus into a Wellness Center. Enjoy the serene atmosphere of relaxing music and aromatherapy while you take the opportunity to try some self-care tools. Take a moment of quiet in our made-for-adults blanket fort. Learn some tips and tricks to keep yourself balanced as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey.

FREE 15 minute Reiki sessions will be offered as well by a certified Reiki Practitioner!

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by laying of hands lightly on participants. It is based on the idea that an unseen energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's energy is low or blocked, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high and moving, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The mind exists not only in the brain, but also through-out the body. The nervous system extends to every organ and tissue in the body. Our negative thoughts are not just in the brain, but also collect in various locations through-out the body. If the negative thoughts and feelings are not eliminated, illness may result.
A Reiki practitioner will help move the negative thoughts and feelings through your body in a this non-invasive, healing technique. A massage therapist moves energy through manual release of tension. Reiki uses the mind and body to find the same relief. It is a partnership between practitioner and participant to help take control of thoughts and feelings, moving toward a better life. Participants may feel a release of tension and pain, leaving with a feeling of lightness and relief. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Fond Du Lac at 6:00 PM

Explore Starting Your Own Business

As part of Startup Wisconsin Week, join us for a complimentary Explore Starting Your Own Business workshop.  Discover resources in our community that are designed to help you gain an understanding of what it takes to launch and operate a small business. Whether you currently own a small business, or want to start one, this session provides information to help you.  Explore ways to assess feasibility of a business idea, evaluate and optimize your business model, learn about the importance of building a business plan, and understand what resources are available to help you realize your dream of owning a small business.  

This free session is hosted by the City of Waupun Economic Development team in collaboration with the IGNITE! Resource Network of Fond du Lac County.

This event, part of Startup Fond du Lac, is also held in conjunction with the Regional Innovation Network, an initiative showcasing entrepreneurial opportunities for those within the I-41 Corridor. 

 Startup Fond du Lac Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the I-41 Corridor region of 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. Startup Fond du Lac Week is supported by Envision Greater Fond du Lac and IGNITE! Business Success and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Fond du Lac Week visit: http://startupwi.org/fonddulac.
 
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.  

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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.

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Racine at 6:30 PM

Stretch and Sip for the Entrepreneur

Join Wings of Fire Consulting in the Beer Garden of Racine Brewing to stretch and sip your way through hump day!

Entrepreneurship can take a lot out of you. Limited time and money can elevate even the lowest blood pressure! Led by Wings of Fire, your local answer to mobile Wellness, participants will learn how to add a few key stretches to your daily routine to reduce stress levels, and keep you ready to crush your goals!

No need to wear workout clothes. Come as you are, and enjoy the beer garden oasis within Racine Brewing! Purchase a hand crafted beer $5 or soda $2 , and find a spot to unwind after a log day. We will lead you through simple stretches that can be done in your home, office, or on the road.

Enjoy this oasis in our own backyard during StartupWI Racine!
Wings of Fire Consulting is a 100% mobile Wellness business that brings fun ans creative Wellness experiences to you! From the private yoga class to chair massage for your entire staff, we have a solution for you!

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Eau Claire at 6:30 PM

Musky Tank: Take Action!

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

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

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




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

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Appleton at 7:30 AM

Selling a business and succession planning for your small business

Hosting Organization: CAP Services, IncPresenter: Joni Kearn, CAP ServicesSponsor: Huntington Bank

This event is part of Startup Appleton Week.

Startup Appleton Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the Fox Cities Region. The week's programming showcases the community's emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs and small business owners on their journey. Startup Appleton Week is supported by Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center, Change Management Communications Center LLC, and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation – Northeast WI and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Appleton Week visit: http://startupwi.org/appleton.
 
  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.  

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Kenosha at 8:00 AM

Local Innovation Resources Available in Public Education

When is the last time you played on the floor? Youthful minds innovate faster than the average adult mind. Could your business benefit from new innovation and market disrupting ideas? Learn how to work with Public Education resources to discover your next breakthrough.

Startup Kenosha Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in Kenosha, 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 25+ events hosted by 20+ partner organizations in the community. Startup Kenosha Week is supported by Leeward Business Advisors, The O Coworking, ForkdIn, and Jan Salazar Photography and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Kenosha Week visit: http://startupwi.org/Kenosha

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. 

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Appleton at 9:00 AM

Protecting IP – Patents, NDAs, Trademarks & Trade Secrets

Former In-house lawyer with Kimberly-Clark for 18 years, Mike Bendel shares ways to protect products from concept through lifecycle maintenance in the market. Learn the IP ropes and enjoy complimentary continental breakfast in his new office. Open House: 9am – 10:30am, Presentation begins at 9:15am.

This event is part of Startup Appleton Week.Startup Appleton Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the Fox Cities Region. The week's programming showcases the community's emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs and small business owners on their journey. Startup Appleton Week is supported by Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center, Change Management Communications Center LLC, and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation – Northeast WI and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Appleton Week visit: http://startupwi.org/appleton.

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. 

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Racine at 9:00 AM

The Secret Sauce of Entrepreneurship

Join entrepreneurs Marie Watkins of Polaris Talent and Kristina Watanabe of Wings of Fire Consutling as they open a dialogue on the skills of entrepreneurship that no one talks about - the soft skills!

You may have all your ducks in a row with your business plan. You have a website. Your business cards are on fleek! But how do you manage your personal life? What about friends - you had those once right? Is sleeping something you wish you could dream about if you ever got sleep? How do you even talk about your business to your loved ones? Are you finding the need to set boundaries between the personal and professional?

Come enjoy a coffee and a pastry as we have a very candid conversation about your life as and entrepreneur. Build that tool box that will support you on those days when you need them most!

Marie Watkins has over 20 years of talent acquisition in the tech industry and is CEO and founder of Polaris Talent since 2001. In the last 10 years she has hired talent for iPhone apps, Bing, Xbox/Kinect, Verizon's CloudSwitch team, space and avionics companies, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, healthcare IT, automotive companies, and much more. She has served as a mentor on several incubator programs such as gener8tor and Lanch Box's Accelerator through Gateway Technical College.

Kristina Watanabe is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, a Certified Wellness Practitioner, ACSM certified in personal training, and a Master Instructor for the Consumer Wellness Advocate and the Professional Coaches Advocate. Through her own personal journey, Kristina has gained an understanding of what is needed to achieve personal and professional Wellness by creating fun ways to crush goals. Her focus is to empower others through empathy and education, sprinkled with humor to become their best self! She is the fiery founder of Wings of Fire Consulting, a wellness consulting firm that creates 100% mobile Wellness experiences for businesses in SE WI and NE IL.

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Kenosha at 11:00 AM

Fiscal Literacy & Entrepreneurship in Youth

Looking for a pipeline of fiscally educated entrepreneurs to collaborate with and contribute to the leadership of your company? Learn how your business can benefit from supporting young entrepreneurs

Startup Kenosha Week 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 25+ events hosted by 30+ partner organizations across the community. Startup Kenosha Week is supported by Leeward Business Advisors and The O Coworking Space, and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Kenosha Week visit: http://startupwi.org/Kenosha

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. To learn more about Startup Wisconsin visit: http://startupwi.org

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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.

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Appleton at 12:00 PM

“How coworking solves problems”

  A Panel of CoWorking Entreprenuers Discuss “How coworking solves problems”

This event is part of Startup Appleton Week.

Startup Appleton Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the Fox Cities Region. The week's programming showcases the community's emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs and small business owners on their journey. Startup Appleton Week is supported by Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center, Change Management Communications Center LLC, and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation – Northeast WI, and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Appleton Week visit: http://startupwi.org/appleton.
 
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.  

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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.

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Kenosha at 4:00 PM

Spark Series: Competitive Advantage

Sign up to hear from industry leaders about competitive advantage for your business. Learn about marketing your business by optimizing its benefits, hear about target market outreach, and strategize ways to stand out from the competition. Industry experts deliver new skills and innovations to help you spark business growth and success.

Presenters:
Jason Yule, Chief Executive Officer Boxstar Apparel and Founder Harborpark Crossfit
Conor Caloia, Chief Operating Officer Big Top Baseball, Madison Mallards, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, Kenosha Kingfish, and Green Bay Bullfrogs
Cyndy Grady, Fashion Consultant Grady Design
Riki Tagliapietra, Director of Marketing and Operations Grease and Honey Restaurant Group
Moderator:
Jennifer Dooley - Hogan, Dooley & Associates

Startup Kenosha Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in Kenosha, 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 25+ events hosted by 20+ partner organizations in the community. Startup Kenosha Week is supported by Leeward Business Advisors, The O Coworking, ForkdIn, and Jan Salazar Photography and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Kenosha Week visit: http://startupwi.org/Kenosha

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.

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Appleton at 4:30 PM

Basic Training & Beyond: Why Veterans Make Great 'Treps

Learn about the new businesses created by Veterans in the region. They’ll share how their military experience translated to the business ownership and talk about the resources they’ve used to launch and grow. Discover startup and small business experiences available for Veteran 'Treps in 2019, too!

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Sheboygan at 4:30 PM

Business Idea Workshop & UW-Green Bay | Sheboygan Campus Student Business Idea Contest

As part of Sheboygan’s Startup Wisconsin Week, UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus will be hosting a Business Idea Workshop and Student Business Idea Contest on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Wombat Room.

The Business Idea Workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the community. In less than half an hour, learn how to structure a business idea into a communicative format. There will also be the opportunity to pitch your business idea, and you could be awarded up to $100 in cash for pitching an idea.

The first annual UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus Student Business Idea contest will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sheboygan Campus students can apply to the contest by sending an email to KauthR@uwgb.edu by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. Students will be instructed on how to create a YouTube link of a draft of their 90-second business idea pitch by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

Students chosen to be contestants in the pitch contest will earn an automatic $50 if they pitch. Contestants will pitch their business idea to judges who will award up to $500 for first prize, $250 for second prize and $100 for third prize.


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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.

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Kenosha at 5:30 PM

Sh*t Happens Speaker Crawl

Join YLink for our Speaker Crawl series at Equity Creative to discover how successful leaders in our community have overcome obstacles on their way to a successful career. Come meet other people in our community, check out Equity Creative’s unique space, and enjoy drinks and appetizers. 

Startup Kenosha Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in Kenosha, 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 25+ events hosted by 20+ partner organizations in the community. Startup Kenosha Week is supported by Leeward Business Advisors, The O Coworking, ForkdIn, and Jan Salazar Photography and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Kenosha Week visit: http://startupwi.org/Kenosha

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. 

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Kenosha at 6:00 PM

Positively Convincing - Maximizing Every Opportunity by Connecting with People to Start or Grow Your Business

Roseann Shales is an Author, Speaker, and Business Consultant with experience launching new businesses and connecting with people to create faster growth and results. She has lived in the Kenosha area for over 30 years. 

Startup Kenosha Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in Kenosha, 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 25+ events hosted by 20+ partner organizations in the community. Startup Kenosha Week is supported by Leeward Business Advisors, The O Coworking, ForkdIn, and Jan Salazar Photography and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Kenosha Week visit: http://startupwi.org/Kenosha

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. 

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Kenosha at 6:00 PM

Youth in Entrepreneurship: The Ace Innovative Story

Think you have what it takes to start a business? Not sure where to start? Learn about lean business startup from the 2018 KTEC Junior Achievement Company Program participants.

Startup Kenosha Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in Kenosha, 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 25+ events hosted by 20+ partner organizations in the community. Startup Kenosha Week is supported by Leeward Business Advisors, The O Coworking, ForkdIn, and Jan Salazar Photography and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Kenosha Week visit: http://startupwi.org/Kenosha

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. 

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FRIDAY
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.

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Milwaukee at 10:00 AM

Reconverge: DEMOlition.... The Commons Edition

Reconverge: DEMOlition.... The Commons Edition

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Kenosha at 11:30 AM

Stop Working In Your Business, Start Working On Your Business

Is your business poised for sustained success? When is the last time you updated your business plan? Learn about five critical business frameworks imperative to your business’s future.

Startup Kenosha Week 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 25+ events hosted by 30+ partner organizations across the community. Startup Kenosha Week is supported by Leeward Business Advisors and The O Coworking Space, and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Kenosha Week visit: http://startupwi.org/Kenosha

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. To learn more about Startup Wisconsin visit: http://startupwi.org

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Appleton at 1:00 PM

Business Development and the Key to Start-up Success

 (60 minute Workshop)Hosting Organization: Transformational Leadership Experience (TLE)
Presenter Name: Mike Shereck & Sarah Crawford

This event is part of Startup Appleton Week.Startup Appleton Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in the Fox Cities Region. The week's programming showcases the community's emerging companies while highlighting the resources and organizations available to foster support for entrepreneurs and small business owners on their journey. Startup Appleton Week is supported by Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center, Change Management Communications Center LLC, and Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation – Northeast WI, and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Appleton Week visit: http://startupwi.org/appleton.

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. 

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Milwaukee at 1:00 PM

Reconverge: DEMOlition Business Model Extreme Makeover Reveal

Reconverge: DEMOlition Business Model Extreme Makeover Reveal

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Beloit at 4:30 PM

Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs: Life & Business After Service

Are you a veteran business owner, or a veteran interested in entrepreneurship? Join us at Irontek to learn about the resources available to veteran entrepreneurs, tips for transitioning your skills into a business venture, and how to market your veteran-owned business. Speakers include:

Josh Bowers: Owner & Founder, Bowers Grassfed Beef

Michael Olmsted - Owner and Founder, Olmsted Group LL

David Bynum - Owner & Founder, Party Inventory


Drinks and food will be provided.

The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP! You do not need to be a veteran to attend.

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SATURDAY
Kenosha at 10:00 AM

Female Founders Panel

Hear from accomplished woman-entrepreneurs about their journeys to entrepreneurship and the tribulations they faced along the way. The theatre-style panel event will feature presentations by these dynamic businesswomen, a moderated panel discussion, and audience Q&A.

Startup Kenosha Week takes place on November 5 - 11, 2018, and is designed to connect, educate, and celebrate entrepreneurship in Kenosha, 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 25+ events hosted by 20+ partner organizations in the community. Startup Kenosha Week is supported by Leeward Business Advisors, The O Coworking, ForkdIn, and Jan Salazar Photography and is a part of the Startup Wisconsin initiative. To browse all the events and programming occurring during Startup Kenosha Week visit: http://startupwi.org/Kenosha

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. 

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Milwaukee at 11:00 AM

Small Business DIY Workshop

Small Business DIY Workshop

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