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Economic Development Forum – Growing Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin

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Please join us for an Economic Development Forum on Growing Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin.

The event features: a Federal Reserve economist providing an update on the current state of the economy; a keynote address by Rebecca Kleefisch, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin; and a panel discussion organized by the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Wisconsin School of Business on growing entrepreneurship in Wisconsin. The panel will highlight issues and opportunities surrounding entrepreneurship in Wisconsin, including strengthening the ethos of entrepreneurship in the state, building and broadening opportunity for entrepreneurs and early stage enterprises and developing public policies at the state and local level that help secure that connection.

This session will be a working lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend and a buffet lunch will be provided. There is no reimbursement for parking.

Location

Fluno Center
Skyview Room - Eighth Floor
601 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53715

Note: Parking is available in the Fluno parking structure.

For information about our event on February 26 in Milwaukee, please visit the event site.

Thursday, 02/05/15
11:30 AM
Registration and Lunch Buffet
12:00 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Steven W. Kuehl, Economic Development and Wisconsin State Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
12:05 PM
Midwest Economy Perspectives
William Testa, Vice President and Director of Regional Programs, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
12:30 PM
Keynote Address – Importance of Entrepreneurship to Wisconsin

 

Rebecca Kleefisch, Lieutenant Governor, State of Wisconsin
12:40 PM
Panel Discussion: Improving Entrepreneurship in Wisconsin

The Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship is the center for research and teaching on entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The award-winning faculty and staff of the Center train over a thousand students each year, support the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the state and produce applied research on entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship ecosystems are viewed by many scholars and entrepreneurs as important catalysts in supporting regional entrepreneurship.

The panel will share their insights on the key issues and potential solutions in idea commercialization, workforce development, financing, policy and culture they see facing Wisconsin in its quest to improve the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Moderator
Dan Olszewski, Director, Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, Wisconsin School of Business
Panelists
Mark Cook, Professor, Advisory Board Technology Transfer, University of Wisconsin Madison
Jon Eckhardt, Executive Director, Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, Wisconsin School of Business
Greg Robinson, Managing Director, 4490 Ventures
1:30 PM
Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Steven W. Kuehl, Economic Development and Wisconsin State Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Event Information
Event Contact
Rhonda Branham
(312) 322-2538
Email
Date
02/05/15  - 02/05/15
Location
Fluno Center Skyview Room
Eighth Floor
601 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53715
Fee:
$0
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