This annual program features speakers and panel discussions to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, share best practices, recognize excellence, and shine the spotlight on SE Wisconsin’s innovators and entrepreneurs.
Learn from innovators and entrepreneurs powering the region’s future Join us as we recognize innovators and entrepreneurs taking the southeastern Wisconsin economy to the next level. This year’s award winners will share insights on how they built their businesses, developed new products and overcame challenges. Lifetime Achievement winner Jerry Jendusa will discuss what’s fueled his multiple entrepreneurial endeavors and lessons learned along the way. Regional Spirit winner Dean Amhaus will share insights on the collaboration that makes Milwaukee an international destination for water companies. The program continues with a breakout session on strategies for securing your innovation and financing options for entrepreneurs running growing companies. Attendees can connect with winners as the event concludes with a networking reception featuring cocktails & hors d’oeuvres. Lifetime Achievement Entrepreneur Winner: Jerry Jendusa, CEO, BreakthrU Family of Companies (1) Regional Spirit Award Winner: Dean Amhaus, President & CEO, The Water Council (2)