– Maurice “Mo” Cheeks has joined the Wisconsin Technology Council as the
director of its Wisconsin Innovation Network, it was announced Monday.
membership arm of the Tech Council, WIN is a platform for members and others to
learn about and discuss business and policy topics of interest to Wisconsin’s high-tech
and high-growth sectors. Members of WIN take part in regular programs and
meetings in Madison, Milwaukee and across Wisconsin, which serve to foster
innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the state.
previously served as director of sales and outreach at Filament Games, which
grew from 25 to more than 40 employees while partnering with national
organizations such as the Smithsonian Institution, McGraw-Hill Education and U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s iCivics.org.
moved to Wisconsin in 2007 to work for Apple Inc., where he led K-12 education
sales for Apple throughout Wisconsin and built relationships with schools
committed to building innovative 21st century learning environments. He has
also worked inside other software startups in Virginia and San Francisco.
is a native of Matteson, Ill., and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from
Eastern Illinois University. He is a member of the Madison City Council and
serves on several civic boards.
Cheeks will work extremely well with Wisconsin’s tech community as well as those
who serve it through other professional roles,” said Tom Still, president of
the Wisconsin Technology Council.
excited to work with Wisconsin’s tech companies, large and small, to help build
a vibrant knowledge-based economy,” Cheeks said. “This sector is vital to
Wisconsin’s continued growth.”
Wisconsin Innovation Network is one of several Tech Council programs and
projects. The Tech Council also manages the Wisconsin Angel Network, the
Governor’s Business Plan Contest, the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference, the
Wisconsin Tech Summit, the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium and the Wisconsin
YES! youth business plan contest. The Tech Council is also affiliated with the
Wisconsin Security Research Consortium and its Wisconsin Information Security
more about joining WIN as an individual or corporate member, visit www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/win/membership