The fourth Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Showcase event took place on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The Showcase provided an opportunity to learn from Wisconsin’s best entrepreneurs. Over 550 people attended this event. The speakers, all UW alums, were:

  • Kenny Dichter (New York, NY), Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Wheels Up. Career includes founding Marquis Jet which he sold to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary NetJets in 2010
  • Zainab Ghadiyali (San Francisco, CA), Co-Founder, Wogrammer; Software Engineer, Facebook
  • Jeremy Neren (Madison, WI), Founder and Chief Executive Officer, GrocerKey
  • Keith Streckenbach (Madison, WI), Co-Founder, Pharmacy OneSource (acquired); Chief Executive Officer, HighFive Health

The event included an opportunity for students to network with over 30 individuals with expertise in entrepreneurship after the main speaker event. Experts included:

  • Sam Adams, Stealth Therapeutics
  • Michael Aguilar, Innocorp, Ltd.
  • Joe Boucher, Neider & Boucher, SC
  • Maggie Brickerman, gBETA
  • Scott Button, Venture Investors
  • Ashley Choi, Squirel
  • Sean Cleary, Cleary Building Corp.
  • Mark Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Forrest Crawford, Hometown Legal Services
  • Patrick Curley, Yachtlife Club
  • Allen Dines, WISC Partners
  • Kelly Ehlers, Ideas That Evoke™
  • David Gee, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • David Guinther, WISC Partners/Threadian, XY Wellness
  • Craig Heim, WARF
  • Lorrie Heinemann, BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation
  • Joe Kremer, Isomark
  • Alex Kubicek, Understory
  • Daniel Litvak, WeightUp Solutions
  • Sarah Marty, UW Division of Continuing Studies & Forward Theatre Company
  • Chris Meyer, Sector67
  • Elias Meyer-Grimberg, Venture for America
  • Jignesh Patel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • David Rasmussen, Extract Systems
  • Jeet Raut, Behold.ai
  • Scott Resnick, StartingBlock
  • Joe Scanlin, Scanalytics, Inc.
  • Rich Schifreen, WARF
  • Shobhan Thakkar, HealthX Ventures
  • Troy Vosseller, gener8tor & Sconnie Nation
  • Heather Wentler, The Doyenne Group & Fractal LLC
  • Monika Wingate, Digsite
  • Alex Wyler, EatStreet
  • Praveen Yadav, SciArt
  • Tobias Zutz, Gregor Diagnostics

The Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Showcase is made possible by Entrepreneurs Paul Reckwerdt and Ellen Rosner, the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, University Housing and the Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community (ERLC).

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