Oh, what a night! The third annual entrepreneurship showcase event featured four seasoned UW alums who shared their stories and adventures of becoming entrepreneurs. The event helped to inspire students to achieve their entrepreneurial ambitions.

The speakers were:

  • Michele Boal (Mountain View,CA), Co-Founder & Chief Philanthropy Officer, Coupons.Com (NYSE: COUP)
  • Jeff Kaplan (Chicago, IL), Co-Founder & CEO of Apollo Data Tech and MethodCare, Chief Strategy Officer, ZirMED
  • Aaron Kennedy (Boulder, CO): Founder, Noodles & Company, advisor to leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Alec Slocum (Madison, WI): Co-Founder and CEO, ABODO

After the main program, regional entrepreneurs shared their insights with students in a structured networking event to get connected to the entrepreneurial community. Experts included:

  • Adam Bock, Edgewood College
  • Maggie Brickerman, gener8tor
  • Forrest Crawford, Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic
  • Bill Dougan, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Roy Elkins, Broadjam
  • Liz Eversoll, SOLOMO Technology
  • Amy Gannon, Edgewood College
  • David Gee, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • David Guinther, WISC Partners/Threadian, XY Wellness
  • Craig Heim, WARF
  • Nic Herdrich, Foley & Lardner
  • Todd Hoffmaster, AkitaBox
  • Katie Jasper, Prescribe Nutrition
  • Jeff Kaplan, ZirMED
  • Sarah Marty, UW Division of Continuing Studies
  • Mark Meester, Meester Capital LLC
  • Ryan Meester, Edgewater Ranzal
  • Chris Meyer, Sector67
  • Kara Murphy, EatStreet
  • Marcel Petrutiu, MOFA Global
  • Scott Resnick, StartingBlock
  • Niko Skievaski, 100State
  • Abby Taubner, gener8tor
  • Troy Vosseller, gener8tor
  • Krista Ward, Hooray Puree
  • Heather Wentler, Doyenne Group

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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