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September 2017

grasshopper: What investors are looking for

September 26 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Technology Innovation Center, 10437 Innovation Drive - Room 121
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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Ken Johnson, a partner in the Badger Fund and managing director of Kegonsa Capital Partners, will discuss the different criteria used by professional venture investors and angel investors to make their investment decisions. Ken also will share the type and amount of information needed to interest investors in a startup. Even if your startup is still an idea on a napkin, it is important to understand many of the concepts Ken will discuss. Ken began his startup career as a Wisconsin Alumni…

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Raising ceiling on state tax credits for tech firms topic of Sept. 26 Innovation Network lunch

September 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, 53713 United States
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A proposal to raise the longstanding “lifetime cap” on how much money can be raised by emerging technology firms and still quality for state investor tax credits will be discussed at the Sept. 26 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon in Madison. Hear two prominent state legislators, a leading investor and a tech executive whose Milwaukee-based biotech company is poised for growth discuss proposed changes to Wisconsin’s Act 255 investor tax credits law, which has spurred tech company and job creation…

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Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce 65th Annual Dinner

September 27 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 50703 United States
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Eric Weiner is a best-selling author, award-winning national and international correspondent and philosophical traveler who seeks the answers to life’s biggest questions. His latest book, The Geography of Genius, explores the history of places from ancient Athens to Renaissance Florence to modern-day Silicon Valley to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. He is also the author of The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World, a New York Times…

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October 2017

Entrepreneurons: WARF’s Plans for Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship

October 3 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 pm
H.F. DeLuca Forum at the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, 53715 United States
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Entrepreneurons is a WARF series focused on bringing the fundamentals of getting a new venture started to the UW–Madison community. Created in partnership with the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the UW–Madison School of Business, the Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic, the Office of Corporate Relations and others on campus, Entrepreneurons brings together thought leaders from across the country and our own backyard to exchange perspectives on core topics ranging from identifying an opportunity to building a startup team to financing and beyond. Join us for illuminating examples,…

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Good, bad and (sometimes) ugly: Building startups in northeast Wisconsin theme of Oct. 12 event

October 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, 54914 United States
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Hear a panel of experts discuss the challenges of building a high-impact startup company in northeast Wisconsin at the Thursday, Oct. 12 meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Appleton. This Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon is in partnership with the Forum for Innovation, which will focus on high-growth companies in the region, and NEW North, the regional economic development group. It will be held at the Fox Valley Technical College D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N. Systems Drive, conference…

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