Charles Ross, the President and CEO of the International Business Innovation Association, kicked off Day Two of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference, hosted by the Wisconsin Technology Council.

Ross discussed the ever-changing landscape in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He noted the addition of government-sponsored funding for the development of business ventures, but also voiced concerns about how the current debt-ceiling debates will impact the availability of the proposed funds.

Additionally, Ross presented the changing face of entrepreneurship. In his analysis, today’s startup founder is more likely to be under 40 years old, female, and identifies as a member of the BIPOC community. He issued a call to action to build startup support systems to meet the needs of the new wave of business founders.

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