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Good, bad and (sometimes) ugly: Building startups in northeast Wisconsin theme of Oct. 12 event
October 12, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hear a panel of experts discuss the challenges of building a high-impact startup company in northeast Wisconsin at the Thursday, Oct. 12 meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Appleton.
This Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon is in partnership with the Forum for Innovation, which will focus on high-growth companies in the region, and NEW North, the regional economic development group. It will be held at the Fox Valley Technical College D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N. Systems Drive, conference center BC112A.
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for individual members, students and Bunker Labs members, $20 for general admission and included for Tech Council corporate members. Click here to register.
Paul Jones, founder of FiNN and a principal in Angels on the Water and Ventures on the Water, will moderate as panelists discuss access to capital and talent; pressures to move to other regions in search of both essential ingredients; exit planning and more. Panelists thus far are:
- Thomas Dewane, founder and CEO, Jaystreet Technologies
- Greg Oppermann, president, Excelion Partners
- Zack Pawlosky, owner and president, Candeo Creative
“Starting a company is never easy, but some regions offer more opportunities or challenges than others. We’ll hear from people who know what it’s like to navigate those waters in northeast Wisconsin,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.
This Tech Council Innovation Network/FINN event is supported by Fox Valley Technical College.
The Wisconsin Technology Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature, with events, publications and outreach that build Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. To join, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557.