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March 2017

Investors inside the house: New corporate ventures featured at March 28 Innovation Network-Madison

March 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, 53713 United States
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Two additions to the venture capital landscape in Wisconsin will be featured at the March 28 luncheon meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Madison. Representing two corporate venture funds based in Wisconsin, Brian Kaas of CMFG Ventures and its parent, CUNA Mutual Group, and Craig Schedler, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, will discuss the funds, investment areas of interest, size of typical investments and best ways to connect with each funds’ team. The luncheon will be held at the…

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April 2017

‘The Crucible’: How to (and not to) pitch to investors is April 13 Innovation Network-Northeast topic

April 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lindquist Machine Corporation, 610 Baeten Road
Green Bay, WI 54304
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Learn the “do’s” and “don’ts” of pitching to investors by watching a panel of seasoned investors critique an early stage company presentation during the Thursday, April 13 meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Green Bay. The 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 Lindquist Machine Corporation, 610 Baeten Road, Green Bay. Registration begins at…

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Tech talk in the Capitol: Status of key issues topic of April 25 Innovation Network-Madison

April 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Dr.
Madison, WI United States
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From broadband expansion to self-driving vehicles, and from investment tax credits to workforce needs, topics of importance to Wisconsin’s technology sectors are being debated in the state Capitol. Join us Tuesday, April 25, for a luncheon meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Madison to learn how those issues will fare as the Wisconsin Legislature continues its review of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill as well as separate bills tied to the high-growth economy. Panelists will include Rep. Adam…

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May 2017

Make a splash, not a crater: High-impact ‘treps topic of May 11 Innovation Network luncheon

May 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, 54914 United States
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Learn about being a high-impact entrepreneur in Northeast Wisconsin from Kurt Brenkus, founder and CEO of Indigenous Pact, during the Thursday, May 11 meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Appleton. Prior to Indigenous Pact, Brenkus was founder and CEO of Aver Inc., chief information officer for National Audit and chief of staff at United Healthcare. He holds multiple patents for his work in digital health. Under his leadership, Aver raised more than $15 million of venture capital. Brenkus…

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Workforce disrupter: ‘Gig economy’ May 23 topic at Tech Council Innovation Network lunch in Madison

May 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, 53713 United States
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As temporary positions become common and with more organizations contracting for short-term engagements, the “gig economy” has arrived in force. Learn how the gig economy is changing traditional business models at the May 23 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Madison. The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Madison’s John Nolen Drive. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and Bunker…

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