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Major Wisconsin 'gamers' to be featured at April 8 WIN-Milwaukee

Date: April 8, 2010
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa
City: Wauwatosa
Contact: Liz Schrum
Phone: 608-442-7557 x 27
Cost: $0 Corporate WIN Members; $25 Individual WIN Members, BPC Participants and Milwaukee County Research Park Tenants; $10 Students; $35 Non-WIN Members

Hear about the latest trends in the fast-moving online and computer software gaming industry from the founders of Sharendipity, Frozen Codebase and Guild Software during the April 8 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network’s Milwaukee-area chapter.


Register here.


The meeting will take place at a new location, the Crowne Plaza Hotel 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa. The hotel is located near the Milwaukee County Research Park.


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.


Greg Tracy, co-founder of Sharendipity, Ben Geisler, founder of Frozen Codebase and John Bergman, founder of Guild Software will discuss the growing Wisconsin gaming industry and explain why they chose to locate their businesses here. The speakers will give an overview of their respective companies and talk about how their companies have become industry leaders in a dynamic marketplace.


Sharendipity creates software development tools that empower non-programmers to create applications in a collaborative social environment. Tracy co-founded Sharendipity in 2006 with the plan to develop software that could be used by the general public with a Web-based, drop-and-drag technology.


Frozen Codebase is a leading independent video game studio focused on innovative ideas, original games, and non-stop compelling gameplay. Geisler founded Frozen Codebase in mid-2006, with the principles of bridging the gap between casual and hardcore gaming.


Guild Software was founded in 1998 by Bergman with the goal fo creating massively multiplayer online games; succeeding with the launch of Vendetta Online in 2004.  Today he continues to oversee ongoing development of their flagship product, while also looking toward the horizons of mobile online gaming and social/MMO convergance.