The American Jumpstart Our
Business Startups Act, which changes federal rules related to “crowd-funding,” general solicitation and initial public offerings, will be discussed at the Thursday,
July 12, luncheon meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Milwaukee.
The luncheon will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499
Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students, $25 for WIN members, Governor’s Business Plan Contest participants and Milwaukee County Research Park tenants, $35 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships.
A panel of experts will discuss how the JOBS Act, recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama, will affect Wisconsin’s high-growth economy and emerging companies.
Panelists are Joe Hildebrandt, managing director of DaneVest Tech Fund and the Phenomenelle Angels Fund; Patricia Struck, administrator of the Securities Division of the state Department of Financial Institutions; and Alexander ("Sandie") Pendleton, attorney at Kohner, Mann & Kailas and Wisconsin Technology Council board member. Zach Brandon, director of the Wisconsin Angel Network and a member of the Angel Capital Association’s public policy committee will moderate.
Hildebrandt, who formerly practiced law with Foley & Lardner,
earned a degree in finance from the UW-Madison and a law degree from Harvard.
Struck, who earned a law degree from UW-Madison, is chair of the Board of
Governors of the State Bar of Wisconsin and its executive committee. Pendleton
is a shareholder of Kohner, Mann & Kailas, and has served on the Wisconsin
Technology Council for over ten years, including several years as chair of its
investment capital committee.
“While the JOBS Act has been heavily debated and discussed, much of what it contains is different from conventional wisdom,” Still said. “Don’t assume you know what this law will do. This panel will present some surprising information about the law really contains.”
WIN is the membership arm of the Wisconsin Technology Council, the independent,
non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and the Legislature. WIN-Milwaukee meetings are held in cooperation with BizStarts Milwaukee and sponsored by the UW-Milwaukee and the UWM Research Foundation.