March 16, 2020 - Lambeau Field, Green Bay #wistechsummit

In lieu of the in-person risk of COVID-19, we will be posting slides and/or
recorded sessions for you accessible here soon! 

Fueling innovation in Wisconsin: Programs designed to help early-stage businesses succeed
WI Tech Summit 3-16-20 WEDC

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.

Taking it to the next level – Advice for intermediate & experienced entrepreneurs
WTC Preso 2020- ITP Paul Hager
Paul Hager, Information Technology Partners @itprosusa
Depending on the stage of your company’s growth, different advice applies to get you to where you want to be. This session will discuss the distinctions in your actions and goals in order to grow or sustain your momentum.

Budget-friendly marketing strategies for all entrepreneurs
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Jenny Weeden and Jackie Hermes, Accelity Marketing  @AccelityMktg and>;
Contrary to what you might think, marketing doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Join us to learn five smart strategies you can leverage to market your company on the cheap.

Wisconsin’s startup ecosystem: Opportunities and resources for growth-focused entrepreneurs
Matt Cordio, Startup Milwaukee @StartupMKE or schedule a 30min call via Calendly
As Wisconsin’s economy continues its transformation, Matt Cordio from Skills Pipeline and Startup Wisconsin outlines opportunities for entrepreneurs and the resources available for entrepreneurs to seize them.

Incorporating diversity and inclusion into your network
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Lauryn Deck, Newance @newance_co
This session will highlight ways to consider inclusion and diversify when building and growing your network. Your network today may look a lot like you in terms of age, race, abilities or even role or industry. But your next hires, clients and even friends may not. Join us to learn how to build a personal and professional network that reflects a variety of perspectives and encourages more innovative ideas.

Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum discussion
Mark Grapentine, Wisconsin Hospital Assn @WIHospitalAssn and Tom Still, Tech Council @WiscTechCouncil
Learn more about the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum, which is an independent organization that sprang out of a partnership between the Wisconsin Hospital Association and the Wisconsin Technology Council. The WHBF provides a platform for healthcare providers and young companies to talk about innovation needs and solutions, and to generally support Wisconsin’s overall high quality of health care. Hear from two of the group’s principals, Mark Grapentine of the WHA and Tom Still of the Tech Council.


Please reach out to Laura if you’re interested in hosting next year.