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Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference

2015 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference

The 13th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference will be held June 2-3 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

The two-day conference is one of the Midwest's premiere “how-to,” hands-on events for entrepreneurs of all ages and experience levels. Attendees range from ‘treps who are still developing their ideas to emerging company leaders who have already attracted angel and/or venture funding. These businesses cover a broad span of categories, from information technology to cleantech, from advanced manufacturing to the life sciences, and from business services to consulting.

The annual Ken Hendricks Memorial “Seize the Day” awards luncheon on June 2 will honor an innovative leader who has demonstrated the ability to take hold of business opportunities and transform them into successes through vision, courage, adaptability, persistence and resourcefulness.


Jerry Jendusa will join the conference as one of the keynote speakers. As co-founder and CEO of EMTEQ, Jendusa led the aerospace company from a basement startup to an international business with seven locations in four countries, more than 630 employees and more than $100 million in sales. EMTEQ was sold in 2014. Jendusa was named 2014 EY Midwest "Entrepreneur of the Year" in advanced manufacturing. As co-founder of STUCK LLC, he focuses on business coaching, investing and giving back to the local community. Additional speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

Other conference highlights included:

  • Presentations by the "Diligent Dozen" in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest
  • Panel discussions for emerging companies on how to “Launch, Grow and Succeed.”
  • Innovation Showcase featuring more than 40 companies from around the state
  • Plenty of chances to connect with seasoned entrepreneurs and investors over food and refreshments!

The 2014 conference drew more than 500 people, including entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, economic development partners, researchers, educators and more.

To learn more and get registered, visit www.witrepsconference.com