Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Showcase

November 19, 2014
6:00-9:00 p.m.


Global Entrepreneurship Week took place during the week of November 17-21. The Wisconsin School of Business took part in the worldwide festivities by hosting the campus wide celebration of customer-focused entrepreneurship. It was a smashing success! Our guests included entrepreneurs from the Midwest and East Coast in addition to incorporating a local flavor of entrepreneurs from the Madison community.

Our featured speakers included prominent entrepreneurs:

  • Marc Gardner, Founder, North American Bancard and Payanywhere, Troy Michigan
  • Erica Gruen, an Emmy Award-winning TV producer and executive, Principal of Quantum Media and former President/CEO of the Food Network, New York, New York
  • Matt Howard, Eric Martell, and Alex Wyler, Co-Founders, EatStreet, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Craig Culver, Co-Founder, Culver’s, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin

In addition, experts on entrepreneurship generously shared their insights with students in a structured networking event that followed the main program. Experts included:

  • Sam Adams, Stealth Therapeutics/Entrepreneur in Residence, WCEPS
  • Ankit Agarwal, ImBed Biosciences, Inc.
  • Dan Armbrust, gener8tor
  • Jim Berbee, MD at UW Health
  • John Bialk, Quietyme
  • Andrew Conley, 100State
  • Sean Ebert, Therma-Stor
  • Pat Farley, CSA Partners, LLC
  • Tim Gill, Amazon.com/Shopbop.com
  • Noah Kunin-Goldsmith, Performance Gateway
  • David Guinther, WISC Partners/Threadian, XY Wellness
  • Ian Gurfield, Ian’s Pizza
  • Lorrie Heinemann, BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation
  • Nic Herdrich, Foley & Lardner
  • Chris Hornung, Founder and Former CEO, Pacific Cycle
  • Tyler Leeper, Brittingham Boats/Wingra Canoe & Sailing Center
  • David Lohrentz, Madison Sourdough
  • Greg Lynch, Michael Best & Friedrich
  • Sarah Marty, UW Division of Continuing Studies
  • Mark McGuire, Entrepreneur
  • Mark Meester, Meester Capital LLC
  • Craig Miller, Neider & Boucher, SC
  • Todd Muderlak, Xela Innovations
  • Ryan Palmer, Hovde Properties
  • Craig Parsons, Palmer Johnson Power Systems
  • Paul Reckwerdt, Scientist/Entrepreneur
  • Kelda Roys, OpenHomes
  • Rich Schifreen, WARF
  • Chip Seidel, KleenMark
  • Abby Taubner, gener8tor
  • Paul Temple, AlphaTech Counsel, S.C.
  • Alisa Toninato, FeLion Studios/American Skillet
  • Paul Wrycha, Foley & Lardner

The Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Showcase was held on Wednesday, November 19 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Gordon Dining and Event Center.

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

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