OFFICE HOURS

March 14, 2022 - Lambeau Field in Green Bay
10 to 10:30 a.m. Fueling innovation in Wisconsin: Programs designed to help early-stage businesses succeed
Joey Frayne, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. @_InWisconsin
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and its partner networks support technology-based companies through a variety of initiatives. WEDC will provide an overview of key programs and resources available to innovative startups and emerging firms.
10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Unconventional financing: Thinking creatively can make a difference
Lance Walter and Tyler Swenson, WBD
Travis LeRoy, Nicolet National Bank @NicoletBank
Young companies can raise money in a variety of ways. In this session, you’ll learn about different types of “unconventional” financing, such as tax incremental financing, regional loan funds and low-interest and low money down 504 loans.
11:30 a.m. to noon Angel and venture capital in Wisconsin on the rise: Is it right for you?
Joe Kremer and Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council
@WiscTechCouncil
Some young companies are right for angel and venture capital financing. In Wisconsin in 2021, those forms of investments shattered previous records by more than $300 million. Learn more about the landscape and hear what kind of deals attract investors.
1:30 to 2 p.m. How businesses can engage with their congressional offices
Kris Andrews, Wisconsin Technology Council @WiscTechCouncil
David Brooker, Office of Congressman Mike Gallagher
From routine constituent relations to major funding opportunities, Wisconsin’s 10 members of Congress operate offices that are accessible to businesses. Learn how to knock on the doors from former and current congressional staffers.
2:15 to 2:45 p.m. High performance computing in our 21st century digital age
Oscar Garcia and Raunaq Chamdia, Foxconn
Whether in manufacturing, healthcare, fin tech or personal cloud storage solutions, high performance computing transforms how data-driven decisions are made to improve aspects of our every day, 21st century lives. Hear the latest from two Foxconn representatives, based in Racine County.

3:45 to 4:30 p.m. What the UW-Madison College of Engineering can do for your business
Dean Ian Robertson and Russ Johnson, UW-Madison College of Engineering @UWMadEngr
The college of engineering at the UW-Madison is one of the Midwest’s largest and most diverse engineering centers. It educates about 4500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Researchers and faculty in mechanical engineering, bioengineering, advanced materials, engineering physics, electrical engineering, environmental engineering and civil engineering are a resource to Wisconsin companies of all sizes.