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Latest on Wisconsin’s early stage capital bill topic at March 21 WIN-Milwaukee meeting

March 21, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

MADISON – Now that Gov. Scott Walker has earmarked $25 million in the state budget bill for an early stage capital program, what needs to happen next to enact the proposal into law?

Join the president of the recently formed Wisconsin Growth Capital Coalition, the new director of the Wisconsin Angel Network and other experts at the noon, March 21 meeting of the WIN-Milwaukee chapter in Wauwatosa. Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council, will moderate.

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 11:45 a.m. and the presentation at 12:15 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. Register here: www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.

The Legislature began its floor period in January. The state budget debate began in late February with the introduction of the 2013-2015 bill. Steve Lyons, president of the Growth Capital Coalition will discuss the status of the proposal – and how entrepreneurs and others can help push for its enactment. Dan Blake, director of the Wisconsin Angel Network, will discuss how more early stage investing with help Wisconsin’s startup scene. Other panelists will be announced soon.

The need for improved access to capital for Wisconsin entrepreneurs is outlined in the recent report, “The future is now: Four strategies for Wisconsin’s high growth economy,” produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council. The Wisconsin Growth Capital Coalition and other groups have also highlighted the need for more investment capital.

WIN-Milwaukee meetings are held in cooperation with BizStarts Milwaukee (www.bizstartsmilwaukee.com) and sponsored by the UW-Milwaukee and the UWM Research Foundation. WIN is the membership arm of the Tech Council, the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and the Legislature. It has chapters in Milwaukee, Madison, Northeast Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin, the Lake Superior region and Western Wisconsin.



March 21, 2013
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Molly Lahr


Crown Plaza Hotel
10499 Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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