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Community Events Calendar

Welcome to the Wisconsin Technology Council Community Events Calendar, where you will find events designed to assist in the development, growth and success of science- and technology-based businesses in Wisconsin.

To submit your Event for inclusion in the Wisconsin Technology Council Events Calendar, fill out the Events Calendar Submission Form.

 

E-seed Entrepreneurship Training

February 27 - May 19, 2014
150 N Campbell Road, Oshkosh, WI
Oshkosh
Thinking of starting a business? Need help? E-seed™ assists start-up, early-stage entrepreneurs and experienced small business owners in developing management and planning tools for their businesses.

Thriving Local: Business Training Series

March 18 - June 10, 2014
150 N Campbell road
Oshkosh
Thinking of starting a business? Need help? E-seed™ assists start-up, early-stage entrepreneurs and experienced small business owners in developing management and planning tools for their businesses.

Marketing Made Lean

April 2-23, 2014
1979 Godfrey Drive
Waupaca

The FVTC Venture Center Team has developed Marketing Made Lean, a four-part, 16-hour marketing series for micro and small businesses. Marketing Made Lean will enable you to gain and retain customers while increasing sales and profit.

UW Madison SBDC - Small Business Fundamentals

April 8 - May 1, 2014
Grainger Hall - 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
If you are planning to start or have recently started a business, this class is for you.

UW Madison SBDC - Small Business Fundamentals

April 8 - May 1, 2014
Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
Starting a business? Success in small business depends on hard work, good fortune, and business knowledge. Attend this eight-session course to develop your management skills. Experts in law, accounting, banking, insurance, management, and marketing cover the fundamentals of small business management. Gain knowledge about growth stages and problems, marketing, promotion and advertising, legal issues and requirements, record-keeping, accounting and financial management, financing, insurance and risk management, and business plans.

UW Madison SBDC Human Resources Legal Series Spring 2014

April 9-24, 2014
Grainger Hall - 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
Managing human resources has become one of the most important, complicated, and risky aspects of business.  Your employees can be the greatest asset your business can have They cn also be your biggest challenge.   Click here to learn more.

BTC (Business Technology Conference)

April 17, 2014
Lambeau Field Atrium
Green Bay

Business Technology Conference (BTC), powered by CEC, is an innovative technology event. Held annually in Iowa and Wisconsin, BTC brings together dynamic keynote speakers, global technology manufacturers, and helpful educational sessions all in one place. It is focused on up-and-coming technology, the best way to manage it, and how it can help you, your department, and your organization. Who should attend this free event? Building owners and facilities managers, security directors, public safety officials, IT directors and network administrators, superintendents, and C-suite executives who are responsible for making technology decisions within their organizations.

UW Madison SBDC - People and Communication Mini Series Spring 2014

April 17-24, 2014
UW Madison SBDC - Grainger Hall - 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
Mini Series includes two sessions:  Emotional Intelligence:  The Foundation for Effective Communication and Surviving Difficult Conversations - Techniques for Conversations When Stakes are High.  Click here for more information.

UW Madison - SBDC Buy or Sell a Business the Smart Way

April 22, 2014
Grainger Hall - 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
Whether you are interested in selling your business or you are looking to buy a business, there are some best practices that will save you time and money. This workshop will show you how to prepare for either exiting or acquiring a business.  Click here for more info.

Eighth Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference

April 22, 2014
Monona Terrrace - 1 John Nolen Dr
Madison, WI
We've entered a new geologic epoch called the Anthropocene -- "the age of humans" -- requiring new strategies for conservation and prosperity. Earth: To Be Determined will explore challenges and opportunities presented by rapid, large-scale changes in the global environment, including implications for energy and climate, human health, natural resources, the economy, urban development, the demographics of the environmental movement and more.  Click here for more info,.

Marketing Made Lean

April 25 - May 16, 2014
E-Hub, 443 S Jackson St. Suite 102
Green Bay, WI

The FVTC Venture Center Team has developed Marketing Made Lean, a four-part, 16-hour marketing series for micro and small businesses. Marketing Made Lean will enable you to gain and retain customers while increasing sales and profit.

UW Madison SBDC - Supervisory Leadership Series

April 29 - May 6, 2014
Grainger Hall - 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
Whether you own or manage a business, supervise employees, lead a team, or a potential supervisory candidate, this series can help you better understand your role and develop the necessary communication and leadership skills to be successful.

SIP Trunking: Educational Seminar

April 30, 2014
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Milwaukee - Brookfield
Brookfield, WI

Not sure if SIP Trunking is right for you? Not exactly sure what it is? Or, have you decided SIP is the best option but need help getting started? Or maybe you are just curious about the technology.

Whatever the reason may be, join Orion Communications Inc. for breakfast and presentation by their president, Dan Flaschberger, as he explains everything that is needed to know about SIP Trunking form design to implementation and more.  

 If you are relocating, have multiple locations, or have seasonal needs you may be a candidate for SIP Trunking. However, there are many other great reasons to consider SIP Trunking. 

UW Madison SBDC - Financial Management Series

April 21-30, 2014
Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
This series of four half-day sessions is designed to help business owners and managers understand and use financial information to make sound business decisions based on accurate financial information.  

2-day In-person Seminar on “The A to Z's of Microbial Control, Monitoring and validation of Pharmaceutical Water Systems” in San Diego

May 2-3, 2014
United States
San Diego

This course is designed to provide a microbiology-focused education about all aspects of water systems and how biofilm manages to thrive there. Prior microbiological education or training, though a plus, is not a requirement because engineers and other non-biologists also need this training if they are involved with any aspect of water systems. The instructor will provide the necessary background needed to understand this very important subject matter. 

UW Madison SBDC - Creating your Business Plan

May 5-28, 2014
Grainger Hall - 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
This program provides you with the tools to produce a quality draft of your business plan.

UW Madison SBDC - Creating Your Business Plan

May 5-28, 2014
Grainger Hall - 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
A written business plan helps you control your business rather than letting it control you. Attend this series to learn the business planning process and start writing your plan. Discover how to target your market, analyze competitors, and examine your strengths and weaknesses. Learn how to set goals and develop financial projections, using the Business Canvas to identify your customers and determine their needs, you will analyze information and incorporate it into a feasible business plan. At the end of the seven sessions, you should have a draft of your plan. 

Marketing Made Lean

May 6-27, 2014
150 n Campell Road
Oshkosh

The FVTC Venture Center Team has developed Marketing Made Lean, a four-part, 16-hour marketing series for micro and small businesses. Marketing Made Lean will enable you to gain and retain customers while increasing sales and profit.

UW Madison SBDC - Franklin Covey's The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity

May 8, 2014
Grainger Hall - 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
The barrage of information coming at us from multiple sources (e.g., texts, email, tweets, blogs, and alerts), coupled with the demands of our careers, are overwhelming and distracting. The sheer volume of information threatens our ability to think clearly and make wise decisions about what’s important. If we react to these stimuli without clear discernment, we fail to accomplish the goals that matter most in our professional and personal lives.   

Pro-Seed™: Business Model Design

May 13, 2014
5 Systems Drive, Appleton, WI 54912-227
Appleton
Pro-Seed™: Business Model Design

UW Madison SBDC - QuickBooks Accounting Series

May 13-20, 2014
Grainger Hall -975 University Ave
Madison, WI
Accounting has never been easier for small business. Using the power of your computer and QuickBooks™ software, you can efficiently manage all your financial data and produce reports to help you make good business decisions. In this seminar, you will learn how to apply the software to your business accounting.  Click here for more info.

UW-Madison SBDC - 7 Habits for Small Business Managers

May 15-22, 2014
Grainger Hall - 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
This is an exciting new program in collaboration with the Small Business Development Centers across the U.S., FranklinCovey has customized The 7 Habits for Managers program to fit the needs of small business owners, managers and employees.  This two-day seminar is well established as one of the most powerful management development programs in business today and is now available at a special reduced price through the SBDC.

National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) 28th International Conference on Business Incubation

May 18-21, 2014
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, LA
Join NBIA in New Orleans to gain the tools you need to recruit new clients, provide unparalleled assistance to them, and build a successful, sustainable program.  Click here for more details.

UW-Madison School of Business Professional and Executive Development - Leadership Beyond Management

May 19-23, 2014
Fluno Center- 601 University Ave
Madison, WI
To succeed in today’s business environment, organizations need managers who demonstrate flexibility and empathy, while remaining true to the core values of the organization. Successful leaders understand how their personal character and attributes can—positively or negatively—affect their credibility and the bottom line. Awareness of self and others is critical to organizational and career success, as well as developing maturity in managing ego, power, and control.  Click here for more info.

PowerBuy 4 You and Biotech Happy Hour Networking Event

May 21, 2014
Capital Brewery,7334 Terrace Ave, Middleton, WI 53562
Middleton
The event features a live band called Baby Rocket that performed at Summerfest last year; a Shred-It truck will be on site to shred any of your documents for a small donation for Easter Seals Wisconsin; our returning guest Emcee for the event will be Leigh Mills/NBC 15; a raffle sponsored by Easter Seals Wisconsin for a LCD TV; enjoy free food from Yola's Cafe along with some free beverages served at Capital Brewery.

2-day In-person Seminar on “Effective Complaint Handling, Medical Device Reporting and Recalls” in Baltimore

May 31, 2014
United States
Baltimore
An effective complaint handling system is an extremely important part of any quality system. Manufacturers should understand that any complaint received on a product shall be evaluated and, if necessary, thoroughly investigated and analysed, and corrective action shall be taken.

2014 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference

June 3-4, 2014
Alliant Energy Center
Madison

Produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council, the annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference is one of the largest events for entrepreneurs and early stage investors in Wisconsin. More than 500 people are expected to attend the two-day conference, to be held June 3-4 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. More information on the event will be available in March 2014.

Explore Starting a Business

June 4, 2014
5 Systems Drive, Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Appleton
Explore Starting a Business

UW Madison SBDC - Youth Entrepreneur Camp (studendts completing grades 6, 7 or 8 in June 2014)

June 16-20, 2014
UW Madison - Grainger Hall - 975 University Ave
Madison, WI
The Youth Entrepreneur Camp is a hands-on learning experience designed to guide participants to become small buisness owners.  This is designed for students completing grades 6, 7, or 8 in June 2014.  Click here for more info,.

BIO International Convention

June 23-26, 2014
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
BIO 2014 attracts the industry's leading companies from 65 countries, and encompasses the whole gamut of biotech: healthcare; food and agriculture, I&E, public policy, emerging companies and more.  It's more than an event- it's a can't miss opportunity to network with industry influencers, gain valuable insight and identify potential partners, customers and more.  Click here for more info.

DHC 2014 Digital Healthcare Conference

June 24-25, 2014
Fluno Center
Madison, WI
Join a dynamic community of innovators and thought leaders who are shaping the future of healthcare through technology.  Click here for more info.

Marketing Made Lean

July 10-31, 2014
150 N Campell Road
Oshkosh

The FVTC Venture Center Team has developed Marketing Made Lean, a four-part, 16-hour marketing series for micro and small businesses. Marketing Made Lean will enable you to gain and retain customers while increasing sales and profit.

Marketing Made Lean

August 4-25, 2014
150 N Campbell Road
Oshkosh

The FVTC Venture Center Team has developed Marketing Made Lean, a four-part, 16-hour marketing series for micro and small businesses. Marketing Made Lean will enable you to gain and retain customers while increasing sales and profit.

 

Explore Growing Your Direct Sales Business

August 11, 2014
5 Systems Drive, Appleton, WI 54912-2277
Appleton
Explore Growing Your Direct Sales Business

Thriving Local: Business Training Series

September 11 - December 11, 2014
Oshkosh Riverside Campus
Oshkosh

A business training series for growers, processors & purveyors of local food. This training series targets entrepreneurs who have started or are thinking about starting a food-related venture that is not tied to large-scale, commodity-style production or sales.

UW-Madison School of Business - Professional and Executive Development - Leadership Beyond Management

November 3-7, 2014
Fluno Center - 601 University ave
Madison, WI
To succeed in today’s business environment, organizations need managers who demonstrate flexibility and empathy, while remaining true to the core values of the organization. Successful leaders understand how their personal character and attributes can—positively or negatively—affect their credibility and the bottom line. Awareness of self and others is critical to organizational and career success, as well as developing maturity in managing ego, power, and control.  Click here for more info.

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