Global Entrepreneurship Week


Wednesday, November 20th was a night to remember! A room of 550 people including board members, alumni, friends of the Weinert Center, faculty, staff and students from all disciplines across the UW campus attended our event as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship. This event helped to recognize and celebrate the contributions made by all entrepreneurs. In addition to entrepreneurs coming from both coasts, we were able to incorporate a local flavor of entrepreneurs in the Madison community.

Our featured speakers on customer-focused entrepreneurship were:

  • Corey Capasso, NOMI, New York, New York
  • Joe Kirgues, gener8tor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Andrew Sather, SPAN, San Francisco, California
  • Troy Vosseller, Sconnie Nation, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Krista Ward, Hooray Puree, Chicago, Illinois

Our expert entrepreneurs who participated in the speed networking event where students could ask business, career or startup questions included:

  • Sam Adams, Stealth Therapeutics/Entrepreneur in Residence, WCEPS
  • Chad Aldous,
  • Craig Andler, Hopster, Inc.
  • Kelly Ehlers, Evoke Brands
  • Mark Gehring, Propeller Health
  • Phil Greenwood, Wisconsin School of Business
  • Ian Gurfield, Ian’s Pizza
  • Justin Hajny, I’m Organic/Revolve Promotions
  • Tyler Leeper, Brittingham Boats/Wingra Canoe & Sailing Center
  • Eric Martell, Eatstreet
  • Sarah Marty, UW Division of Continuing Studies
  • Kara Murphy, Eatstreet
  • Kyle Nakatsuji, American Family Insurance
  • Anne Nimke, The Good Jobs
  • Adam Olien,
  • Dan Olszewski, Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Paul Reckwerdt, Scientist/Entrepreneur
  • Steve Royko, Peak Stone Group
  • Henry Schwartz, Mob Craft Beer
  • Krista Ward, Hooray Puree
  • Matt Younkle,

The Global Entrepreneurship Week event was made possible by the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, Paul Reckwerdt and Ellen Rosner and the Entrepreneurial Residential Learning Community.

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