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MONDAY
Milwaukee at 7:30 AM

State of the Startup Community

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

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

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

Networking
Appleton at 8:00 AM

"Wisconsin Startup Week: What's Happening in Appleton?" (listen live) WHBY...

Tune in to "Fresh Take" with Josh Dukelow on WHBY AM. Learn about all the events in Appleton that areAdvancing Wisconsin's tech and startup ecosystems through unique programming driven by entrepreneurs.

Host: Josh Dukelow, WHBYGuests: Startup Wisconsin Week Organizers, Amy Pietsch, Director Fox Valley Technical College | Venture Center & Tina Schuelke, Executive Director, 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.

Networking
Madison at 9:00 AM

Coworking Day at Industrious

FREE coworking day with Industrious Coworking on Monday, November 5th from 9:00-4:00. Visit the coworking space and network with others. This is a come and go event so stay as long or as little as you like.

Networking
Milwaukee at 11:30 AM

Women Founder's Business Life Cycle

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

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

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

Networking
Appleton at 1:00 PM

TOP 10 PITFALLS OF BUSINESS

Hosting Organization: BOS' OPTIMAL SOLUTIONS, LLCPresenter: CECELIA BOS

As a new business owner or prospective business owner, you need to be aware of top frustrations and pitfalls most business owners run into. This is a no filter, no B$ message, about what to expect and what you need to do to protect yourself and your business. Today, tomorrow and in the future! 

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. 

Networking
Green Bay at 4:00 PM

Absurd Innovation Challenge

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

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

Wheelchair accessible.

Networking
Kenosha at 4:00 PM

Startup Kenosha Week Post-Launch Happy Hour

Entrepreneurs, investors, and community supporters alike are invited to join us at The O to kick off the second annual Startup Kenosha Week. There will be presentations from previous Hatch presenters.

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. 

Networking
Racine at 5:00 PM

Startup Racine Week Kickoff

Startup Racine Week kicks off officially at Uncorkt.  Part of Startup Racine Week is showcasing successful small businesses so we’re excited to start the week at this very cool venue.  Join us for a social gathering and hear from Mayor Cory Mason and others from Racine city and county organizations about the importance of entrepreneurship as we celebrate Racine’s history of innovation and kick off a week of connecting, educating, and celebrating entrepreneurs.  
Light food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided and we encourage you to purchase wine or beer from Uncorkt since this event is about supporting our local merchants.  

Networking
Madison at 5:30 PM

Madison Startup Weekend Party

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/madison-startup-weekend-does-startup-wisconsin-week-tickets-52058013921
Nov. 5th from 5:30pm to 8pmVintage Brewing, 674 South Whitney Way, Madison
"It's been 6 months already since Madison Startup Weekend 2018! And it just so happens to be Startup Wisconsin Week, so we decided to throw a party.
Interested in learning more about Madison Startup Weekend, and enjoy free food and drinks? This is the place for you! We'll be looking back at what we did right in 2018, checking in with a few of the teams from April's Startup Weekend event, and talking about what we can do better in 2019.
Did we mention that we're providing free drinks and food? Including cheesecake bites? ;)
Swing by to recap, review, and help us plan for 2019!"

Networking
Eau Claire at 6:00 PM

Swim With The Sharks

Give a two minute pitch in front of a live audience and a professional expert panel about your business idea. Prizes will be awarded and no fully developed business plan is required. Our sharks are friendly and refreshments will be served. Give it a try!

This event is hosted by the Dennis L. Heyde Entrepreneur Program at UW-Eau Claire and the Eau Claire chapter of Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization




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.

Networking

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TUESDAY
Milwaukee at 7:30 AM

Launch Breakfast Series: Legal w/ Husch Blackwell

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

Networking
Beloit at 8:00 AM

Breakfast with the Big Cheese

Join the Rising Professionals of Beloit at truk't, the hottest new restaurant in downtown Beloit! Enjoy a variety of eclectic breakfast tacos and hear five C-level panelists share their stories of climbing the ladder and navigating career decisions. This is one of the RP's biggest events every year, so RSVP right away! Space is limited.

RP Members $15; Non-Members $20

Networking
Madison at 9:00 AM

Coworking Day at Madworks

FREE coworking day with Madworks Coworking on Tuesday, November 6th from 9 am to 5 pm. Visit the coworking space and network with others. This is a come and go event so stay as long or as little as you like. 

NOTE: Number of spaces is limited to 10 people and it is a first come, first served. Please sit at the desks labeled "Shared Desk Area" or just the common center area of our space.

Networking
Madison at 5:30 PM

WOMEN Reception at Findorff - Early Stage Symposium

2018 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium
4th annual W•O•M•E•N Reception at Findorff
Speaker: DEMETRIA MENARD, COO of SwanLeap
sponsored by Promega, Perkins Coie and Findorff

Networking
Fond Du Lac at 6:00 PM

Imagination Network Award Ceremony and Entrepreneurial Showcase

Imagination Network of Wisconsin is the peer group of IGNITE! Business Success for entrepreneurs and innovators throughout the Fond du Lac area. Its November meeting will offer a showcase of various entrepreneurial talent as well as the awarding of the second annual Award for Entrepreneurship, sponsored by Alliance Manufacturing.

This yearly celebration of entrepreneurship in the region allows for opportunities to socialize and learn from other entrepreneurs in the area. Cash bar available thanks to location host Thelma and food available for purchase by Downtown Deli to Go.

Nominations are still being accepted for Fond du Lac area businesses for the Award for Entrepreneurship and nominations can be made here. 

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.  

Networking
Eau Claire at 6:00 PM

Start A Business: Step One

Launching a business can be a scary process and there are lots of things to consider before taking the plunge.

Whether you have an idea or not, you are invited to attend “Start a Business: Step One.” You’ll learn from local experts who have partnered together to help you understand the first steps in starting a business. This event is free and open to the public.

During this event you’ll learn from a local financial lending expert, the Economic Development Corporation, Small Business Development Center, Western Dairyland, and successful entrepreneurs through panel discussions, individual speakers, and networking opportunities. The goal of this event is to connect you with local resources to get started with your business.

This event is brought to you by the Entrepreneurship Program at Chippewa Valley Technical College.




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.

Networking

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WEDNESDAY
Racine at 7:30 AM

Strong Women, Strong Coffee with Marie Watkins - CEO, Polaris Talent Inc.

Fueled by caffeine & passion, this FREE morning networking event is for women focused on achieving something fresh for their business or themselves. Each event features a local strong woman!
Marie Watkins is a seasoned industry leader with deep knowledge in talent acquisition and a passion for mentoring the next generation for entrepreneurs. In her 25 year career that dated back to the first 'dot com boom', she has worked for enterprise companies such as Microsoft, Verizon, Expedia, and Medallia, and dozens of Silicon Valley startups performing various HR and Talent Management roles.


She enjoys the technical aspects of recruiting, but her true passion and talent lie in connecting people. She extends this skill to her other pursuits such as mentoring, speaking, and coaching. She is the CEO of Polaris Talent Inc., a new recruiting company aiming to redefine the hiring experience for both clients and candidate. She also volunteers backstage managing costumes for a children's theatre group, MET2, in four Southern California cities and assisting her daughter backstage at various productions.


In her free time she enjoys strong coffee, good wine, great books, baseball, and spending time with friends and family. 

Networking
Milwaukee at 7:30 AM

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

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

Networking
Madison at 8:00 AM

Leadership & Management Development Conference

Join leaders and potential leaders within the Madison community in a full day of professional development and networking. Participants will walk away with skills that can be applied to their own work as well as their teams and organizations. This conference is for you if you would like to develop the skills to lead and manage more effectively.

Networking
Appleton at 8:30 AM

Cultivate Your Success

Make 2019 your best year ever while avoiding the 7 biggest mistakes business owners make that cost them time, money & happiness.

Join the Appleton Cultivate community in a 3-hour curated live session where our area business advisors will facilitate a structured skill session to help you make a plan for 2019. We know you wear a lot of hats as a business owner, and with only 24 hours in the day, making and following through with goals are crucial. Join us as we walk you through how to plan out the best business year, then break off into small groups to allow you time to brainstorm with like-minded owners just like you. This event will be jam-packed with both structured skill development as well as organic networking: the best of both worlds.

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.

Networking
Beloit at 9:00 AM

1 Million Cups Rockford

This special edition of 1 Million Cups Rockford is for the beer lover and home brewer! 

On November 7th, as part of Wisconsin Startup Week, Thinker Ventures will be hosting a special panel discussion edition of One Million Cups. Come for Q&A, actionable advice, and complimentary coffee.

Our expert panel includes:

Reed Sjostrom, Vice President and Brewery Director of Prairie Street Brewing Company, a locally-owned brewery, brewpub, and events facility will discuss the winding path of starting and running a brewery and brewpub.

Jeff Glazer is an attorney at Ogden Glazer & Schaefer, a clinical Assistant Professor at UW Law & Entrepreneurial Clinic, Founder of Madison Beer Week, and owner & Editor-in-Chief of Madison Beer Review. He uniquely understands the challenges and opportunities facing startups that create craft products in crowded markets.

Aaron Sleger is an Advanced Cicerone®️ and Co-founder & Director of Screw City Beer Festival. Since 2011, Aaron has been the Beer Director at Artale & Co. - Rockford’s premiere specialty wine, beer, and spirits shop. Aaron has cultivated 10 years of experience in the craft beer industry.

Jason Todd is Managing Director at Thinker Ventures, a Rockford-based business development company. Jason has started and exited businesses, and regularly consults with business owners on the topics of business strategy, technology, and marketing.

We look forward to seeing you at this special 1 Million Cups panel discussion.

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Networking
Appleton at 9:00 AM

1 Million Cups Appleton

Celebrate with the 1 Million Cups Appleton Community. Join the 1MC Appleton (#1MCATW) Community Organizers and past presenters for an update about the IMPACT of 1MC nationally and in our own backyard, during the last three years . Find out what is happening around the United States at other 1MC locations, hear from past presenters and learn how you can become an Appleton Community Organizer. Help us celebrate, TOO! There is a rumor a donut wall will make an appearance because 1MCATW is turning THREE YEARS old!

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.  



Networking
Eau Claire at 9:00 AM

1 Million Cups Eau Claire

An event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Eau Claire. The coffee is encouraged.




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.

Networking
Madison at 10:00 AM

Coworking Day at Horizon

FREE coworking day with Horizon Coworking on Wednesday, November 7th from 10:00-6:00. Visit the coworking space and network with others. This is a come and go event so stay as long or as little as you like. 

There will be Mother Fools coffee, and pastries from Just Bakery in the morning for as long as they last.

Networking
Beloit at 12:00 PM

Entrepreneurship as a Career Path

Brian Morello, Director of Beloit College's CELEB program, will share his expertise on how students can become involved in entrepreneurship and why they should consider it as a legitimate career path. Student entrepreneurs will be on site to talk about their projects and give tours of the newly-renovated CELEB incubator. 

Networking
Milwaukee at 4:00 PM

See the Site! UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center Tour

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

Networking
Appleton at 5:00 PM

Celebrating Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs Anonymous provides an open, interactive, facilitated environment where entrepreneurs can learn best business practices by sharing their knowledge and experiences. This event will be a social gathering where entrepreneurs can connect and network while socializing.
Food tastings by Reinvent Ferment.

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.  

Networking
Milwaukee at 6:00 PM

NEWaukee's The Speaker Crawl

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

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

Click here to see the full speaker lineup.

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

Networking
Madison at 6:00 PM

Happy Hour with Madison Tech & Social Impact

 Madison is full of talented people looking to get involved in worthwhile projects, and amazing nonprofits that could use all the tech help they can get. Thus was born Madison Tech and Social Impact, a local networking group looking to help bring together these two mighty communities. The group was inspired by a packed-house, one-off event last year, which illustrated there’s a strong demand for a space where tech and nonprofit folks can collaborate, innovate and learn from each other. We encourage everyone to come together to use their powers for good in our their backyard.We'll be hosting a Happy Hour that's part of Wisconsin Start-Up Week on Wednesday, November 7th from 6-8pm at the Argus. Our featured nonprofit for the evening will be Collaboration For Good and the event will be sponsored by Gener8tor.  We hope to see you there. 
No registration required. Click the registration URL to join our Facebook group. 

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THURSDAY
Milwaukee at 8:00 AM

BizStarts' Speed Mentoring

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

Networking
Beloit at 8:30 AM

IncubatorEdu at Hononegah Community High School

Come to learn about an innovative high school entrepreneurship program in the Stateline. Interact with this year's students to learn about their concepts and provide valuable feedback in the early stages. Don't miss the opportunity to network with new, up and coming entrepreneurial talent in the region!

Networking
Milwaukee at 12:00 PM

Entrepreneurs Office Hours #MKETech

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

Networking
Beloit at 1:00 PM

Entrepreneur Trivia

Get your smartest startup team together and test your knowledge on entrepreneurship with Blackhawk Technical College! More details coming soon! 

Networking
Milwaukee at 5:00 PM

Pathways High Student Pitch for a Start Up Idea

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

Networking
Milwaukee at 5:00 PM

VOYAGER: Food and Bev Startup Party

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

Networking
Racine at 5:00 PM

Entrepreneur's Pitch Clinic at George's Tavern with music from Rocky Rose

Practice makes perfect when it comes to pitching your business but just when you think you have it nailed, someone puts a mic in your hand, and you freeze; or your presentation fails, and you freeze. We've all been there.
Join us for a fun evening at George's where they are turning the stage area over to us for an Open Mic night for Entrepreneurs. Practice your pitch. Do stand up. Sing (just kidding). Do whatever it takes to feel comfortable in an uncomfortable environment.
You'll have plenty of time to pitch and pitch again while coached by Heather Lux of WWBIC, Marie Watkins and Marshall Folger of Polaris Talent, Inc, and others who will be on hand during this unique networking event. RSVP in advance to get your name on the list to participate. Bring your family and friends so you have a cheering section!
The pitch clinic will wrap up about 7pm and we'll end the evening with original music from Rocky Rose to cap off our inaugural Startup Racine Week.
George's has a great food menu and good drink prices. Please plan on supporting them this evening by having dinner and drinks while hanging out with us.

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FRIDAY
Milwaukee at 2:30 PM

Nest Pop-Up Launch Party

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

Networking
Milwaukee at 3:00 PM

Abacus Architects Open House

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

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

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

Networking
Milwaukee at 4:30 PM

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

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

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

Networking
Kenosha at 5:00 PM

Leeward Business Advisors Ribbon Cutting

Leeward Business Advisors celebrates the official grand opening of their new home on 6th avenue with support from the local chamber! Food and beverages will be provided for attendees.

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. 

Networking
Sheboygan at 5:30 PM

Let's Taco Bout' It: Entrepreneurship

Have an idea? Interested in starting your own business? Not sure where to start or who can help? As part of Startup WI Week, join Active8 Sheboygan for a conversation on entrepreneurship! Grab a beer, a taco (or two or three) and a seat with community members who represent various resources for startups in our area: local entrepreneurs, economic development, resources and support.

* Junior's Eats & 3 Sheeps Brewing Company will be for sale.

Networking
Eau Claire at 7:00 PM

Failure Friday Open Mic

This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to share and celebrate the failures of their endeavors. Wait, did you say celebrate failure?! Yes, we did!

While failure is a sensitive topic -- and one that often comes with feelings of discomfort, shame and even regret -- failure is a necessary phase in the journey of success. You cannot achieve the true heights of success without having experienced the true depths of failure. Our failures should be shared...and yes, even celebrated...because a celebration of failure is the same as a celebration of getting one step closer to success. 

We will use the open mic format, meaning that if you want to share your story, all you have to do is sign up at the event. 

The rules are simple: 

  • Each speaker will have about 5 minutes to share their story of failure. 

  • In your storytelling, focus on the project or endeavor and the way you felt before failing, rather than what happened after the failure or what you learned from failing. 

  • There will be time for open conversation after everyone has shared, which is when you can talk with others about what was gained from the failures shared on stage. 

  • Be respectful of everyone’s story. It is a safe environment for sharing sensitive and personal reflections. Disrespect will not be tolerated, but applause for each story is encouraged. After all, it’s a celebration!

    We’ll have the hilarious folks from Clear Water Comedy on hand to help us celebrate failure!

    This event is brought to you by You Are Here LLC,  Clear Water Comedy and The Plus.




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.

Networking

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SATURDAY
Fond Du Lac at 8:00 AM

IdeaCamp

Join your fellow community members at IdeaCamp Fond du Lac for a day of participant-led learning! IdeaCamp is not your typical conference; attendees determine the content and activities! Participants interested in presenting a topic add their name and their topic to an open spot on the schedule, choosing a session time and a sponsored room. Everyone checks out the schedule and attends the sessions of their choosing. Simple, collaborative and unlike any other event out there, IdeaCamp is your opportunity to connect with your community, your neighbors and yourself! Bring your thirst for knowledge and appetite for conversation. 

This event is a collaboration of IGNITE! Business Success with Envision Greater Fond du Lac and the Young Professionals of 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.  

Networking
Appleton at 9:00 AM

BIZTAlk with SCORE feat., Startup Appleton Week

Join hosts, presenters and supporters of Startup Appleton Week for a recap of the week and highlights from events throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

Networking
Milwaukee at 10:00 AM

University Business Model Canvas Mixer

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

Networking

11

SUNDAY