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MONDAY
La Crosse at 10:00 AM

Pop Up Shops

Entrepreneurs or small businesses that want to test expansion or test different markets have been given a chance to use commercial store fronts to test their business. Come visit a pop up shop in La Crosse this Week!
 
Some of the shops include:
-Pearl Street Pop Up Group
       200 S. Fourth St.
-Mercantile on Mail
       506 Main St.
-Viroqua Bakin Co.
       122 N. Main St.
-Drifting Boutique 
       Suite B, 122 N. Main St.

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Green Bay at 5:30 PM

Digital Fertilizer Presents: The Story of Airfordable

Join us as Emmanuel shares his journey of founding multiple companies, going through one of the top accelerators in the US (Y Combinator), and building his current startup, Airfordable.

This is an incredible opportunity to listen, ask questions, and learn from someone who has access to some of the best minds and investment in tech.

MEETUP AGENDA
5:30 -Doors Open & Networking
6:15 - Presentation and Q & A
7:15 - Open Networking
8:30 - Doors Close

SPREAD THE WORD!
Bring co-workers, friends, and anyone else you think would benefit from the community.

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Milwaukee at 5:30 PM

Startup Milwaukee Showcase

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

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

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

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Appleton at 5:30 PM

WDVA Secretary Zimmerman joins ENVoy E-Seed Entrepreneurial Training for Veterans

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Zimmerman will join the current WDVA Veteran-supported treps who are particpating in the Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center's, ENVoy E-seed Entrepreneurial Training for Veterans. Secretary Zimmerman will learn about the businesses this cohort group of Veterans are pursuing and share exciting news about support for Veteran entrepreneurs in 2019.

This is a private event for the Secretary, invited guests and the current and past participants enrolled in the 14-week ENVoy Program.

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WEDNESDAY
Fond Du Lac at 4:00 PM

Waupun School Visit - Innovation Center and more!

No RSVP necessary! 

Several CTE Departments, Agriculture, Business, Family Consumer Science, and Technology education, will be on display November 7 at Waupun Junior/Senior High School for the public to see. 

There will be food and fun, and this is a great opportunity to see the skills of what our students are learning for life after high school. One special area of interest is the new Warrior Innovation Center. All night long, Waupun students will be running the equipment for everyone in the public to get an inside look at what they are capable of. 

We hope that you can find some time to stop down!

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 5:00 PM

Carthage Enactus Quick Pitch Competition

Carthage Enactus hosts their 2nd annual Startup Kenosha quick pitch competition featuring ideas from students, faculty, and staff from campuses throughout the region.

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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THURSDAY
Milwaukee at 4:00 PM

Tech Center Open House at Research Park

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

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La Crosse at 5:00 PM

WiSYS Quick Pitch

Must be preresgistered to compete, however watching the competition is open to the public. 

The WiSYS Quck Pitch is a competition that aims to encourage innovative and entrepreneurial thinking at UW campuses by inspiring students to consider the impact of the research they are currently undertaking or other innovative ideas might have on the local economy and society. Come to the competition to see what students are working on and how these ideas will affect us now. 

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Beloit at 5:30 PM

LiveBETA Fall 2018

Celebrate the end of the Fall 2018 gBETA Beloit cohort with a live pitch event at Irontek! Each of the five startups will pitch to an audience of investors, mentors, corporate execs and community members. Stay for drinks, appetizers and networking!

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Eau Claire at 6:00 PM

Hatch: Chippewa Valley Regional Finals

Hatch is a community-based startup pitch platform to help develop “napkin” ideas into early-stage companies

The rules are simple. At the Hatch finale, all regional semi-finalists will have five minutes to pitch in front of judges and a live audience for the chance to win the grand prize of $5,000 and other business services for the most articulated and furthered business idea. The audience has a chance to evaluate and vote for their favorite idea alongside the judges. There may also be one or two wildcard slots for presenters that have furthered their business idea.

Beyond the prize money, this is their chance to get the business idea that has been rattling around in their head, out in front of supportive investors, businesses, and community members. Hatch events are fun, highly social and inspirational.

Cost: Free and open to the public!

Who Should Come: Entrepreneurs, creatives, business professionals, organizers, and investors

Hatch is produced statewide by BrightStar Wisconsin and NEWaukee.
Local support for Hatch comes from Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation, Dunn County Economic Development Corporation, and Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation.




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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FRIDAY
Appleton at 9:00 AM

Get Off to a Good Start: Strategies for Early Stage Effectiveness

Learn from an intellectual property expert and successful inventors about how to develop a strong foundation to launch your product or technology and position it for growth!

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

Digital Marketing - An Exact Blueprint for Success (followed by an AMA about digital marketing)

A digital marketing education session discussing the exact tactics that produce results. Single focus on the top strategy of digital marketing: Google ads + landing pages + remarketing. Learn from Brian Davis, a local entrepreneur and Director at www.beamleads.com - a new service from Optimal Digital Marketing

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Eau Claire at 6:00 PM

Business Bus Tour

Hosted by Nick White – a Wisconsin native, entrepreneur extraordinaire, and co-owner of Chippewa Valley Tours, you’ll enjoy a fun-filled evening exploring new Eau Claire businesses on a bus tour. Our guided tour will begin at CVTC’s Business Education Center and will venture through town visiting local businesses.




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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SATURDAY

11

SUNDAY