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Learn how to succeed in 2018 Biz Plan Contest from past winners at Jan. 11 Tech Council event

January 11, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Three competitors from past statewide contests will talk about their experiences in the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest at the Thursday, Jan. 11 luncheon meeting of the Tech Council’s Innovation Network in Wauwatosa.

Panelists will discuss how the contest helped them and their companies, offer tips on how to compete and answer other questions. The online entry deadline is Jan. 31, 2018. On hand will be:

  • Janet Phillips, CEO and co-founder of Vector Surgical, the global leader in tissue orientation devices that provide the most accurate designation of excised tissue margins in cancer surgery. Its devices integrate the needs of surgeons, pathologists and radiologists. Based in Waukesha, Phillips was the 2007 grand prize winner and won the Life Sciences category.
  • Alana Platt, CEO and co-founder of Classmunity, a company that provides a dedicated, school district-specific fundraising management system through web-based microsites (crowd-funding), real-time administrative dashboards, customized reporting, cash and check management, and campaign creation and management functionality. Classmunity, based in Whitefish Bay, scored third place in the 2016 Information Technology category.
  • Henry Schwartz, owner and founder of MobCraft Beer, a crowd-sourced brewery where the people decide what’s brewed. Based in Milwaukee, MobCraft’s taproom offers crowd-sourced beers, beers from its Wild & Sour Program as well as a variety of taproom only releases. Schwartz placed first in the 2014 Advanced Manufacturing category.

The event will take place at UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway. Registration, networking and hors d’oeuvres start at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and returning veterans, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register.

The meeting is sponsored by UW-Milwaukee and UWM Research Foundation.

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.


January 11, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator
1225 Discovery Parkway
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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