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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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‘Muster Across Wisconsin’ lands at Lambeau Field to connect military veterans with business advice

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lambeau Field, 1265 Lombardi Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304 United States
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The second in the statewide series of events designed to connect military veterans with entrepreneurial resources, experts and inspiration will be held Wednesday, May 24 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. “Muster Across Wisconsin” will be held from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., including a reception, and will feature two “how-to” discussion sessions featuring area leaders. Tara Carr, director of the Small Business Development Center at the UW-Green Bay, will speak about resources to start and grow a small business…

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June 2017

Virtual reality: It’s a real force in Wisconsin Learn more at June 27 Innovation Network lunch

June 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, 53713 United States
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Virtual reality has become a solution to real-world problems by allowing information to be shared earlier and more effectively. Hear Shannon Lory, a partner in Wisconsin-based Arch Virtual, discuss how virtual reality tools are adding measurable value to business and education at the Tuesday, June 27, 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…

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July 2017

Startups turning compost and keepsakes into cash: Join us at July 13 Innovation Network-Milwaukee

July 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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From compost to photo keepsakes, Milwaukee-area startups dominated the Business Services category at the 2017 Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Hear Melissa Tashjian, president of Compost Crusader, and Ann Matuszak, co-founder and CEO of Pixologie, pitch their startups at the Thursday, July 13 meeting of the Tech Council’s Innovation Network in Wauwatosa. Business Services category winner Compost Crusader provides a cost-effective pick-up service to organizations and municipalities that want to divert organic material from the landfill. The Milwaukee company has already…

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