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Female Biz Plan Contest finalists discuss success at May 9 Tech Council luncheon in Wauwatosa

May 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

With the 2024 version of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest set to culminate June 5-6 at the annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Milwaukee, it’s an ideal time to ask: What happened to some of the past winners?

Learn more about three of those winners – all women who used the contest as a springboard for their businesses – by attending the Thursday, May 9 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon at the UW-Milwaukee Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway, Wauwatosa.

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Panelists are:

  • Katy Jinkins, co-founder and chief executive officer of SixLine Semiconductor. This is a Middleton-based company working with tiny but powerful conductive materials for wireless devices and computing. It won the grand prize of the 2023 BPC.
  • Laura King, who won the 2014 BPC with her former company Elucent Medical, a medical device company that developed a new detection system for locating breast cancer for surgical procedures.
  • Janet Phillips, founder of Vector Surgical, which won the 2007 contest and now does business around the world. The company supplies tissue orientation systems that provide accurate and secure delineation of specimen margins in cancer surgery.

Joe Kremer, director of the Tech Council Investor Networks, will moderate this event.

Registration, networking and hors d’oeuvres start at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and returning veterans, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included for Tech Council corporate members.

The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that contribute to Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.



May 9
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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UWM Innovation Accelerator
1225 Discovery Parkway
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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