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September 2017

Fire captain who designed device to save lives on deck for Sept. 19 Tech Council luncheon

September 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
UW-Stout, 1110 S. Broadway
Menomonie, WI 54751 United States
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Firefighters who risk their lives to save others stand to get help from an innovative device that can guide them out of smoke-filled buildings. Jeff Dykes, owner and founder of Northern Star Fire, is an Eau Claire firefighter captain who won the 2017 Governor’s Business Plan Contest with a headgear compass to maintain or regain a firefighter’s orientation during a fire. Dykes was this year’s grand prize winner of the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. He also spoke…

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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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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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Addressing skilled workforce needs is topic of Oct. 24 Innovation Network lunch in Madison

October 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Dr.
Madison, WI United States
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Specific strategies for meeting Wisconsin’s need for skilled workers, especially in technology-based fields such as advanced manufacturing, will be discussed at the Tuesday, Oct. 24 luncheon meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network 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 Labs members, $25 for individual members, $35…

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