|10 – 10:50 a.m.
LAUNCH: “Beg, borrow or bootstrap: Ways to finance your startup”
Moderated by Nathan Hammons, Marquette University
Panelists: Michael Adam, DocLaunch; John McDonald, Godfrey & Kahn; Lorrie Heinemann, Madison Development Corp and Jacquin Davidson, Davidson & Associates.
GROW: “Community connections: Finding entrepreneurial support close to home”
Moderated by Mark W Johnson, Whitewater University Tech Park
Panelists: Amy Pietsch, Fox Valley Technical College; Idella Yamben, Center for Technology Commercialization; Rob Gerbitz, Hendricks Commercial Properties, Chandra Miller Fienen, StartingBlock and Troy Vosseller, gener8tor
SUCCEED: “How ‘treps can work with big companies”
Moderated by Mark B Johnson, CGI
Panelists: Molly Lahr, AmFam Ventures, Craig Schedler, Northwestern Mutual and Tim Bartholow, WEA Trust
|11 – 11:50 a.m.
LAUNCH: “Keeping it legal: ‘Do’s and ‘don’ts’ for young companies”
Moderated by Mark Ehrmann, Quarles & Brady
Panelists: Kate Bechen, Husch Blackwell; Syovata Edari, CocoVaa; Matt Howard, EatStreet and Robert Hopton, Health eFilings
GROW: “Building your team: How to recruit and retain talent”
Moderated by Jonathan Fritz, Symphony Corp.
Panelists: Liz Schrum, Talentfoot; Rachel Neill, Carex Consulting; Jessica Cavazos, Latino Chamber of Commerce and Greg Schneider, Zendesk
SUCCEED: “Rust belt renaissance: How the Midwest is being reborn”
Moderated by Tom Still, Tech Council
Panelists: Brian Waller, The Technology Association of Iowa; Shobhan Thakkar, HealhX Ventures/Kauffman Fellow, Kelly Armstrong, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and Dan Malven, 4490 Ventures