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MONDAY
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! 

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Kenosha at 1:30 PM

Preparing our Next Generation for High-Tech

Leeward Business Advisors and Workforce Development discuss the importance of preparing the next generation for high-tech.

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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TUESDAY
Kenosha at 10:30 AM

Real-World Applications for Blockchain

Davis Marklin of Euphrates discusses blockchain and its real-world application in business and startups.

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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Fond Du Lac at 11:30 AM

Fraud Awareness Workshop Lunch n Learn

Nonprofits and small business owners likely do not believe they are subject to fraud, but anyone can be subjected to fraudulent activities. 

Verity Financial Fraud Examiners of Northeast Wisconsin is a supporting organization for International Fraud Awareness Week (November 11-17, 2018) and is supporting businesses and other organizations in Northeast WI with a free workshop on fraud prevention. 

Lunch to be provided by Envision Greater Fond du Lac.

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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Kenosha at 3:00 PM

Cyber Security for Small Businesses in a Dangerous World

Is that store front vacant due to bad business management or were they taken out by a cyber-attack? An alarming number of small businesses fail every year due to data breaches, crypto viruses, and hackers. Learn simple steps you can take to protect your business’s fate.
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 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/

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Appleton at 6:30 PM

Going Viral: Mass Scaling Audiences Using A.I. Tools

Join us for snacks and drinks as we walk through practical social media growth tactics. Learn how dodles raised $2.9 million and grew to 500K targeted followers in 6 months without advertising.

Agenda: 

            6:30-6:45 Networking / Snacks

            6:45-7:05 Intro to Growth Hacking (trends, investors, press, social platforms)

            7:05-7:15 Q&A

            7:15-7:30 Networking / Snacks

            7:30-8:15 Advanced Growth Strategies for instagram (open format discussion)

            8:15-8:30 Networking / Snacks

You won't want to miss this one.

Hosting Organizations: Pound Social & Presenters: Craig Doriot & Zeb Pirkey

Sponsors: Dodles, Inc. & Pound Social, LLC

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WEDNESDAY
Madison at 7:30 AM

Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium Day 1

7:30 A.M. | Continental breakfast + registration

8:30 – 9:30 A.M. | KELLY FITZSIMMONS, co-founder of Custom Reality Services

9:35 – 10:30 A.M. | Panel Tracks:
“I think I need money: Now what?”
“How to build an executive team for a startup”
“How to get on the Inc. 5000 list”

10:30 – 10:45 A.M. | Networking + coffee break *

10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. | Tech Council Investors’ Network presentations (session 1)

10:45 A.M. – 12:15 P.M. | Office Hours (session A):
“How to apply for SBIR funding”
“Recruiting the right people for your company and culture”

12:15 – 1:45 P.M. | Triple E Award ceremony luncheon
sponsored by Marshfield Clinic Health System and Enbridge

1:45 – 2:30 P.M. | Innovation Showcase

2:35 – 3:30 P.M. | Panel Tracks:
“Financial returns for investors: What ‘treps should know”
“Taking the plunge: Executing a successful equity round”
“Building tomorrow’s comp sci workforce: Can it be done in Wisconsin?”

3:30 – 3:45 P.M. | Networking + coffee break

3:45 – 5:30 P.M. | Tech Council Investor Networks presentations (session 2)

3:45 – 5:15 P.M. | Office Hours (session B):
“Numbers that matter: Nuts and bolts of financial reporting and forecasting”
“How to best organize your enterprise to best serve you and your future employees”
“TBD”

5:30 – 7 P.M. | Reception celebrating Wisconsin’s entrepreneurs
sponsored by Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Green Bay at 8:30 AM

Grassr00ts Security Conference

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

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Kenosha at 9:00 AM

Sales Tax for the Online Business

Decoding sales and use tax is hard enough without an online business. What changes when you start using e-commerce?

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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8

THURSDAY
Appleton at 7:30 AM

Your Business, Ethics, and Technology: Rules of Engagement

Your Business, Ethics, and Technology: Rules of Engagement

What Ethical Decisions do you need to make as a business owner?

Business Leaders share their best practices and approach to manage technology, security, and data in their organization.

  • How do you approach data mining?
  • What are your rules of engagement? 
  • If you are a business owner do you have personal policies that employees understand what is expected?
Come prepared with your thoughts, concerns, and questions. This will be a facilitated discussion.

Facilitator: Tina Schuelke, Change Management Communications Center LLC

Presenters:  a panel of local business leaders

Date & Time: Thursday, November 9, 2018 | 7:30 to 8:15 am

Location & Host: Bank First, 4201 W Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54913

Enjoy coffee, hot water for tea, bottled water, and Kringles (for a Wisconsin tradition) with us!

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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Madison at 8:00 AM

Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium Day 2

8 A.M. | Continental breakfast + registration

9 – 10 A.M. | AARON KENNEDY, founder of Noodles & Co.

10 – 10:10 A.M. | Networking + coffee break

10:15 – 12:10 P.M. | Investor Intros

10:10 – 11:10 A.M. | Office Hours (session C):
“Social media and small businesses: It’s harder than opening a Twitter account”
“It’s more than big cities: Building a growth economy throughout Wisconsin”

11:15 A.M. – 12:10 P.M. | Office Hours (session D):
“Getting the word out: Knowing the difference between inbound and outbound marketing”
“Incubator, accelerator or co-working space: What’s right for you?”

12:15 – 12:35 P.M. | Buffet Luncheon

12:15 – 12:45 P.M. | Elevator Pitch Olympics

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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

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9

FRIDAY
Appleton at 7:00 AM

Amplify Oshkosh presents IT CULTURE: Tech Comes To Life

Amplify presents IT Culture: Tech Comes to Life (http://amplifyoshkosh.com/events/big-event/) on November 9, 2018.  Our half-day event will highlight how organizational culture, community culture, and technology converge in the spirit of personal, professional and economic growth. We invite leaders at all levels in business, education, economic development, talent development, and technology to attend.  Join us to network, explore, and co-create how Oshkosh transforms into the tech hub it’s destined to become.  KEYNOTE | Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky, a renowned speaker, consultant, psychologist, and author who comes with a unique perspective on how organizational culture trumps everything. Dr. Gustavo will be speaking about how to create an environment where businesses and people want to be, in order to transform Oshkosh into the tech hub it is destined to become. Dr. Gustavo will lead attendees in a crowdsourcing initiative that will give us a framework of next steps and best practices that we can bring back to our work environments and amplify into our community to get immediate traction with what we learn. IT SHOWCASE | 7 minute burst presentations highlighting local IT success stories            Verve, (name)            Pyxsee, (name)            Information Technology Professionals, Paul Hagar BRINGING IT TOGETHER | Bryan Brandt, Oshkosh Corporation. How culture, workplace, and technology work together and contribute to Oshkosh Corporation’s continued success.

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 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.

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10

SATURDAY
Eau Claire at 7:45 AM

Chippewa Valley Code Camp

We're excited to announce the 11th annual Chippewa Valley Code Camp!

On Saturday November 10th, 2018,  Chippewa Valley Developers Group will be bringing together the brightest minds in West-Central Wisconsin to celebrate our shared passion for creating and developing software!

What's included?

  • Breakfast and afternoon Snacks! (Stay tuned for details on lunch)
  • Learning
  • Opportunity to win fabulous prizes!
  • Learning
  • Networking
  • Learning
  • After Party @ Houligans
  • Meeting and talking to awesome people




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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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.

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11

SUNDAY
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.

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