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August 2019

Using Entrepreneurship To Create Social Change with Greg St. Fort

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DreamBank, 1 N. Pinckney St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Entrepreneurship can be used to empower individuals, drive dreams, build community, push technology, support collaboration and even create jobs and social change. In this talk, Greg St. Fort, founder of Let’s Keep Building Inc, will share his thoughts on using entrepreneurship to create social change and how to build a brand message that will change the community. Get ready to receive some strategies to apply to your business or nonprofit organization.

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Demystifying the Startup Ecosystem with Scott Resnick

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
DreamBank, 1 N. Pinckney St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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We want to create a place where startups succeed, but what programs are actually moving the needle forward? This talk will review key indicators that matter when measuring the health of an entrepreneurial ecosystem and discuss big ideas to further Wisconsin as an entrepreneurial hub. Hear from Scott Resnick, a distinguished entrepreneur who grew his company from $0 to an eight-figure revenue small business, on how to move Wisconsin forward in the entrepreneurial landscape.

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Corporate venture capital: What’s driving the surge? Find out at August 27 Tech Council luncheon

August 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Coliseum Bar & Banquet, 232 E. Olin Ave.
Madison, WI 53713 United States
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Over the last five years, corporate venture capital investing has picked up both in terms of deal volumes as well as corporations investing in the asset class for the first time. In the United States and beyond, corporate VC deals doubled between 2014 and 2018 and dollars invested tripled. Are Wisconsin corporations keeping up with that trend? What do corporate VCs look for in an emerging company when they invest? How do they balance financial returns and strategic goals? Learn…

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The Importance of Clarity: A Look at the StoryBrand Framework with Julia Block

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DreamBank, 1 N. Pinckney St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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When it comes to talking about your business, it can be hard to know where to start. In this session led by marketing strategist Julia Block, business owners will learn what customers are looking for so they can tell their story in a compelling way! Julia will go over the StoryBrand Marketing Framework to teach you how to clarify your message and communicate to customers in a way that gets them to respond. Once you clarify your message, your marketing…

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CLEAN ENERGY POLICY IN WISCONSIN: Advocacy View

August 27 @ 4:00 pm
Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard Street
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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How can clean energy innovation and entrepreneurship work with advocacy efforts? Join us for a two-part series that explores the role policy plays in the transformation from finite energy sources to renewable ones. In the first session, two environmental advocacy organizations from both sides of the political spectrum will discuss the current state of cleantech advocacy in Wisconsin. The second session will feature a view from Governor Evers’ administration. Featuring Scott Coenen, Executive Director, Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum and Scott…

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