Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch

Ane Ohm, Co-Founder and CEO, LeaseCrunch

  • Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
  • 5110 Grainger Hall
  • Cost: Free

Come join us to meet Ane Ohm, co-founder and CEO of LeaseCrunch, a Software-as-a-Service technology that helps CPA firms simplify the rollout of the new lease accounting standard for their clients. Ane is passionate about helping organizations use technology to be more effective in their daily lives. She also owns Staffing Support Specialists, a three-office staffing company. Ane graduated from UW with a BBA degree in Accounting. Pizza is served. RSVP to lisa.collins@wisc.edu.

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SHRM Learning System Course

  • Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $1345 (Non-SHRM members) $1295 (Local SHRM members) $1245 (Nat’l SHRM members) $1195 (Local & Nat’l members)

The SHRM. Learning System Course is designed to provide you with an overview of key areas in human resource management. Materials include six modules that correspond to the six functional areas, responsibilities, and associated knowledge as defined by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

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Franklin Covey Five Choices to Achieve Extraordinary Productivity

  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $289

The barrage of information coming at us from multiple sources (e.g., texts, email, tweets, blogs, and alerts), coupled with the demands of our careers, are overwhelming and distracting. The sheer volume of information threatens our ability to think clearly and make wise decisions about what’s important. If we react to these stimuli without clear discernment, we fail to accomplish the goals that matter most in our professional and personal lives.

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Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch

Hyunjun Park, Co-founder and CEO of CATALOG

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
  • 5110 Grainger Hall
  • Cost: Free

Come join us to meet Hyunjun Park who is building the world’s first DNA-based platform for massive digital data storage. He is passionate about using biology to address complex challenges and is leading the effort to handle the explosion of digital information using cutting edge tools of synthetic biology. CATALOG is revolutionizing how we store and archive data by harnessing the power of DNA. Hyunjun received his Ph.D. in microbiology at UW. Pizza will be served. RSVP to lisa.collins@wisc.edu.

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Innovation Roadmap: The Workshop Series

Hands-on training to take your idea from concept to reality

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
  • Discovery Building
  • Cost: Free, registration required.

Participants will be introduced to the business model canvas and the Madison area's entrepreneurial ecosystem on and off campus. This hands-on series is for UW-Madison faculty, students and staff and requires you to have a current project you can workshop. You do not need to have a startup.

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Launch into Leadership: New Supervisor Training

  • Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $259

This short, dynamic workshop will get you going in the right direction with some fundamental skills and ideas for how to continue your growth as a supervisor and leader.

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Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch

Andrew Foster, Managing Partner and Owner, FreshFin Poke

  • Wednesday, Mar. 06, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
  • 5110 Grainger Hall
  • Cost: Free

Come join us to meet Andrew Foster, Managing Partner and Owner at FreshFin Poke. Andrew joined FreshFin part-time after meeting the company’s founder and improved existing operations growing the FreshFin brand and opening a second shop location in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee. He has helped FreshFin open two additional shop locations in Brookfield and Madison. He graduated from UW with an MBA degree in Operations and Technology Management. Pizza is served. RSVP to lisa.collins@wisc.edu.

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Innovation Roadmap: The Workshop Series

Hands-on training to take your idea from concept to reality

  • Wednesday, Mar. 06, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
  • Discovery Building
  • Cost: Free, registration required.

Focus on defining your product in terms of its value proposition and learn about protecting the intellectual property surrounding your product. This hands-on series is for UW-Madison faculty, students and staff and requires you to have a current project you can workshop. You do not need to have a startup.

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Supervisory Leadership Series

  • Thursday, Mar. 07, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $735

Supervision is a key factor to the success of any business that has employees. Often, people have not learned how to supervise and lead in an effective manner because they just learned from experience versus having training and skill development in supervision. This series is designed to offer core supervisory leadership skills development with a minimum time commitment.

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Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

  • Thursday, Mar. 07, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $259

All leaders deal with conflict in one form or another. Learn how to turn conflict into collaborations and reach win-win resolutions. You will realize that conflict management can build trust, self esteem, and constructive communication. Conflict can ultimately clarify roles, relationships, and heighten creativity. Learning how to reach beyond the impasse and find solutions that work is one of the best tools that leaders can use.

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Blind spots - Challenging Assumptions to make you a stronger leader

  • Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $259

Our experiences and background effect how we see the world; it is where are assumptions are formed. In this Interactive one day class you will learn how assumptions influence your effectiveness as a leader. We will review what assumptions are and how they may be there without you even realizing it. We will use exercises and class discussions to identify how and when assumptions should be challenged so that they can be utilized in the workplace to make you a better leader

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Innovation Roadmap: The Workshop Series

Hands-on training to take your idea from concept to reality

  • Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
  • Discovery Building
  • Cost: Free, registration required.

Identify different customer segments and learn about resources that can be used right away to better understand your potential markets. This hands-on series is for UW-Madison faculty, students and staff and requires you to have a current project you can workshop. You do not need to have a startup.

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Communication and Delegation Skills

  • Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $299

You will get feedback on your behavioral and communication style using the DiSC Personal Profile System and use this self-awareness to strengthen your business relationships. You will leave the session with a personal plan for improving your communication skills.

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Business Valuation and Buy-Sell Agreements

  • Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $149

This half day class will help you understand how businesses are valuated (and it’s not what you hear on the street), what you can do to increase the value in your business and why you need to have a buy-sell agree­ment even before you are exiting your business.

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Leadership Essentials & Coaching

  • Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $259

This module provides insight into aspects of effective leadership, the roles and responsibilities of a successful leader, the strategies needed for dealing with a change in roles and different supervisory styles. Performance coaching is a necessary element in fostering this advantage. This module will enable you to become a more effective mentor and coach.

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Leading with Performace & Accountability

  • Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $274

This new SBDC program presents a model for managing employee performance and provides you specific tools you can use for setting performance goals, maintaining communication, managing performance, conducting the performance review, and developing performance improvement plans.

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High Performance Leadership Series

  • Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $740

The three-program High Performance Leadership series will help you sharpen the skills of influencing and motivating people to perform, grow and thrive in a constantly changing environment. Learn how to build a high performing, engaged team and develop the skills to manage performance effectievly.

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Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch

Charlie Goff, Managing Director, NEW Capital Fund

  • Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
  • 5110 Grainger Hall
  • Cost: Free

Come join us to meet Charlie Goff, Managing Director, NEW Capital Fund which invests in Midwest-based early stage technology and manufacturing companies. He began his career at Arthur Anderson and left to start a company called Forward Enterprises, a distributor of industrial piping products, which he later sold to Ferguson Enterprises. He also founded Certronix, a specialty industrial firm. Charlie received his MBA from UW. Pizza will be served. RSVP to lisa.collins@wisc.edu.

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Innovation Roadmap: The Workshop Series

Hands-on training to take your idea from concept to reality

  • Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
  • Discovery Building
  • Cost: Free, registration required.

Experts will share how to protect your intellectual property and important licensing considerations for you to keep in mind as your business plan evolves. This hands-on series is for UW-Madison faculty, students and staff and requires you to have a current project you can workshop. You do not need to have a startup.

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Leading with Emotional Intelligence

  • Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $289

Learn the reason why traditional means of motivating others often do not work in today's diverse workforce. From understanding how our communication affects others to recognizing how others best receive our communication, we can begin to master the principle that One cannot motivate others - one can only create an environment in which others motivate themselves.

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Entrepreneur Training Program Orientation

  • Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: 250

Does your business have a good plan to help you grow and expand? OR Planning to start a business and have... Relevant experience, adequate financial resources, market potential ...but need to formulate a plan to tie is all together? Then the ETP grant program is right for you! APPLY for the grant today.

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Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch

Rachel Neill, CEO of Carex Consulting Group

  • Wednesday, Apr. 03, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
  • 5110 Grainger Hall
  • Cost: Free

Come join us to meet Rachel Neill of Carex Consulting Group, a national firm with partners all over the US. Rachel has built her career around talent acquisition and company culture with a passion for startups and healthcare. She has extensive experience in recruiting and placing candidates. Prior to Carex, she worked as an executive at Nordic Consulting and helped build it into one of the largest Epic consulting firms nationwide. Pizza will be served. RSVP to lisa.collins@wisc.edu.

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Innovation Roadmap: The Workshop Series

Hands-on training to take your idea from concept to reality

  • Wednesday, Apr. 03, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
  • Discovery Building
  • Cost: Free, registration required.

Dive into the mechanics and logistics of product development, from prototyping to scaling up to identifying strategic partners, with opportunities to meet with experts from IT, biomedical and engineering disciplines. This hands-on series is for UW-Madison faculty, students and staff and requires you to have a current project you can workshop. You do not need to have a startup.

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How to Sell your existing products on Amazon

  • Thursday, Apr. 04, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $149

A half a day workshop for business owners who already have products they are selling, but want to use Amazon to enhance their sales. Topics Include: •How to gauge your product viability on Amazon •How to set up an Amazon account •How to create a product listing that sells •How to market your product on Amazon •Key drivers for selling on Amazon successfully

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Leader: Coach or Critic

  • Tuesday, Apr. 09, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $259

You will improve your power as a coach, helping your people to grow and adapt to today's dynamic business demands. Proven principles of emotional intelligence, motivation, change, and communication will hone your coaching and mentoring abilities. Through better coaching, you'll enhance your retention, maximize productivity and create a nimble, learning organization.

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Biz Smart Training for Entrepreneurs

  • Tuesday, Apr. 09, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $349

The Biz Smart program is an eight week program that includes all of the business areas crucial to planning and running your business. It incorporates not only the crucial areas, but helps you apply them to a business plan that you can then use as a roadmap for your business.

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Distinguished Entrepreneurs Lunch

John Ryan, Venture Capitalist for Wells Fargo Strategic Capital

  • Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
  • 5110 Grainger Hall
  • Cost: Free

Come join us to meet John Ryan who has been a venture capitalist for more than 20 years and currently leads the healthcare division of Wells Fargo Strategic Capital (WFSC). WFSC is the venture capital and growth equity investing business for Wells Fargo and makes $5MM to $30MM equity and debt investments in emerging private companies. Prior companies John worked at include ONSET Ventures, Panorama Capital, JPMorgan, and Chase Capital Partners. Pizza will be served. RSVP to lisa.collins@wisc.edu.

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Innovation Roadmap: The Workshop Series

Hands-on training to take your idea from concept to reality

  • Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
  • Discovery Building
  • Cost: Free, registration required.

C-corp, B-corp, S-corp, LLC? NDAs? Operating agreements? Hear from legal experts who work with all kinds of innovators about which of these are important and how to get it right. This hands-on series is for UW-Madison faculty, students and staff and requires you to have a current project you can workshop. You do not need to have a startup.

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Human Resources (HR) for Small Business

Laws

  • Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $149

If you are a business owner or manager of a small business without a dedicated HR expert on your staff, this is the program for your organization. If you have administrative staff that are performing HR duties as part of their responsibilities that are not HR experts they too will benefit. A half day class directed toward laws most often violated (unknowingly) by small businesses.

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Innovation Roadmap: The Workshop Series

Hands-on training to take your idea from concept to reality

  • Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
  • Discovery Building
  • Cost: Free, registration required.

From cost structure to cash flow and revenue streams, it is critical to be able to build a financial model for your business proposition. Learn about a tool you can apply to your concept. This hands-on series is for UW-Madison faculty, students and staff and requires you to have a current project you can workshop. You do not need to have a startup.

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Human Resources (HR) for Small Business

Common Issues

  • Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $149

If you are a business owner or manager of a small business without a dedicated HR expert on your staff, this is the program for your organization. If you have administrative staff that are performing HR duties as part of their responsibilities that are not HR experts they too will benefit. A half day class directed toward common issues when dealing with employees.

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Financial Management Series

  • Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $536

In this series, you will learn how to set up financial records, how to use and analyze financial statements to make decisions, and how to manage profitability, cash flow, and financial position. You may choose individual programs to fit your schedule, but most participants benefit from taking the entire series since the sessions build on each other.

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Basics of Financial Management

  • Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $149

Learn accounting jargon, bookkeeping basics, the three types of financial statements, and how your management decisions affect your firm's financial future. Get the most from your accountant and gather meaningful information to help you manage your business.

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Innovation Roadmap: The Workshop Series

Hands-on training to take your idea from concept to reality

  • Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
  • Discovery Building
  • Cost: Free, registration required.

Explore key elements of a successful pitch deck. Getting your message across to potential partners and investors is an art and a science. This hands-on series is for UW-Madison faculty, students and staff and requires you to have a current project you can workshop. You do not need to have a startup.

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Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference

  • Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $259

In this one day conference, area experts will give you actionable items that you can take away and implement into your business immediately. Bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device to take full advantage of working along with the experts by creating videos, reviewing your website and social media accounts. This one day conference includes four 90 minute sessions, a keynote marketing speaker, lunch and refreshments.

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Analyzing & Interpreting Financial Statements

  • Wednesday, May. 01, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $149

Use your financial statements to take advantage of opportunities, improve business performance and discover problem areas. Manage accounts receivable, inventory and debt through ratio analysis. Compare your company performance to industry standards. Take a fiscal examination of your company's health.

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Budgeting and Profit Planning

  • Wednesday, May. 08, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $149

Learn the steps in the budgeting process. Develop a simple, effective financial plan for your business and make adjustments to stay profitable. Predict required sales volumes, estimate expenses and assess different business strategies.

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Managing Cash Flow

  • Wednesday, May. 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: 149

Forecast and manage cash inflows and outflows to ensure available cash when needed. Identify influences on current asset levels. Develop a cash-flow plan and budget. Understand the difference between short- and long-term growth.

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Youth Entrepreneur Camp

  • Monday, Jun. 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m.
  • Grainger Hall
  • Cost: $349

The UW-Madison SBDC Youth Entrepreneurship Camp will utilize a 40-hour entrepreneur program curriculum. The curriculum incorporates a variety of educational training techniques including classroom instruction, interactive activities, computer lab, and field trips to local businesses. The Youth Entrepreneurship Camp will be held during the day, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and will be a hands-on learning experience designed to guide program participants in becoming the owner of a real small business.

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