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February 2017

How music plays into Chippewa Valley growth topic of Feb. 28 Tech Council event in Eau Claire

February 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, Dakota Room 340, 77 Roosevelt Avenue
Eau Claire, 53701 United States
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With five large music festivals each year and a major cultural center in the works, the Eau Claire region is hitting the right notes when it comes to setting itself apart as an attractive place for companies and young talent. Learn more about the role of music and culture in the region’s economic growth at the Tuesday, Feb. 28, Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Eau Claire. Presenters and panelists are: Zach Halmstad, co-founder of JAMF Software, is an…

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March 2017

Is technology changing the way we age? Join us at March 9 Innovation Network-Milwaukee

March 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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The coming surge in the number of older Americans presents the nation with a broad set of challenges that few have begun to fully contemplate. Regardless of what happens to the Affordable Care Act, there are two certainties: technology will play an increasingly important role in the delivery of care, and more energy will be focused on a coherent, workable approach to value-based healthcare. Learn how Wisconsin is fostering this innovation at the Thursday, March 9 meeting of the Tech…

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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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