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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

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education
Grand Avenue Mall
161 W Wisconsin Ave, Room 7970
Milwaukee, WI 53203-2602

Note: If you park in the Grand Avenue Mall parking garage, go into the central main park of the Mall and find the elevator bank. Take it up to the seventh floor. When the elevator doors open, there is a receptionist located right in front of you. The receptionist can direct you to the room, which is a right, and then a brief walk down the hall.

For information about our February 5 event in Madison, please visit the event site.

Thursday, 02/26/15
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
James Hunter, Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Laura G. King, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Elucent Medical
Sarada  , Assistant Professor-Management and Human Resources Department, Wisconsin School of Business
Brian Taffora, Managing Director, CSA Partners
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
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Date
02/26/15  - 02/26/15
Location
UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education
Grand Avenue Mall
161 W Wisconsin Ave, Room 7970
Milwaukee, WI 53203-2602
Fee:
$0
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