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April 2017
Free

EMERGE: Manufacturing Tech Spotlight

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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Startup Milwaukee EMERGE is a platform for emerging companies in Southeast Wisconsin to practice their pitches and receive feedback and support from the local entrepreneurs, investors and startup enthusiasts. Startups pitching: Gear Box Express, Bruce Neumiller, Founder & CEO Improovment, Chris Welker, Co-founder OAX Health, Ryan Robb, VP of Sales Agenda: 8am – Arrive + Grab a Coffee 8:30am – Startup Pitches + Q&A 9:30pm – More networking + Coffee Our April Startup Milwaukee EMERGE event will be hosted at…

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March 2017
Free

Startup Milwaukee EMERGE – March

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Granular,
316 N Milwaukee St Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Startup Milwaukee EMERGE is a platform for emerging companies in Southeast Wisconsin to practice their pitches and receive feedback and support from the local entrepreneurs, investors and startup enthusiasts. Startups pitching: Midwest Driver’s Club, Leo Osma, Founder Milwaukee Pretzel Company, Katie & Matt Wessel, Founders Fyxation Bicycle Co., Nick Ginster, Owner Agenda: 8am – Arrive + Grab a Coffee 8:30am – Startup Pitches + Q&A 9:30pm – More networking + Coffee Our March Startup Milwaukee EMERGE event will be hosted…

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Free

Startup Milwaukee EMERGE – April

March 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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Startup Milwaukee EMERGE is a platform for emerging companies in Southeast Wisconsin to practice their pitches and receive feedback and support from the local entrepreneurs, investors and startup enthusiasts. Startups pitching: Gear Box Express, Bruce Neumiller, Founder & CEO OAX Health, Ryan Robb, VP of Sales TBA Agenda: 8am – Arrive + Grab a Coffee 8:30am – Startup Pitches + Q&A 9:30pm – More networking + Coffee Our April Startup Milwaukee EMERGE event will be hosted at Ward 4, a…

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February 2017
Free

EMERGE February

February 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
PKWARE,
201 E. Pittsburgh Avenue, Suite 400 Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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Startup Milwaukee EMERGE events are a platform for emerging companies in Southeast Wisconsin to practice their pitches and receive feedback and support from the local community. Startups pitching: Permyt – Co-founders, Kyle Konieczka & Sushil Dinesh Spaulding Medical – Amanda Baltz, President TBA Startup #3 Agenda: 8am – Arrive + Grab a Coffee 8:30am – Startup Pitches + Q&A 9:30pm – More networking + Coffee Our February Startup Milwaukee EMERGE event will be hosted at the offices of PKWARE, an…

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January 2017
Free

Startup Milwaukee Startup Showcase

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Third Space Brewing,
1505 W St. Paul Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53233 United States
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Startup Milwaukee is on a mission to build and network Southeast Wisconsin’s startup community. Every other month we host Startup Milwaukee Showcase events. Local startups featured in January will include Lumanu, Milo Savings & Doobert, Hankr & Remedy Now. At these events you can: Connect with local startups and fellow entrepreneurs. Learn how you can Support local startups by purchasing their innovative products. Identify opportunities to Invest in local startups. We are thrilled to be hosting Startup Milwaukee’s January Showcase…

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Free

EMERGE by Startup Milwaukee

January 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Penrod Software,
219 North Milwaukee Street, 2nd Floor Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Startup Milwaukee EMERGE events are a platform for emerging companies in Southeast Wisconsin to practice their pitches and receive feedback and support from the local community. Startups pitching: BetterLoanOfficers.com – Dave Rice, President Dynamis – Andy Nunemaker, CEO Milwaukee Pedal Tavern – Derek Collins, Managing Partner Agenda: 8am – Arrive + Grab a Coffee 8:30am – Startup Pitches + Q&A 9:30pm – More networking + Coffee The inaugural EMERGE event will be held at the new offices of Penrod in…

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Free

Product Development for Startups

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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Learn about the key concepts between how to take an idea to reality with experts from CORE Consulting. AGENDA:  6pm – Doors open for Networking, Drinks, and Appetizers (Catered by the CHEEL). 6:30pm – Product Development Presentations: What to expect during the Product Development Lifecycle – Matthew Buerosse/CORE Consulting, LLC Free Design Software for Startups – Mark Fischer of NexGenCAM-AutoCAD 3D Product Patent Process- Alex Neuworth of Foley & Lardner LLP 8pm – Event Concludes

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November 20162016
Free

Milwaukee Startup Week 2016

November 1, 2016 @ 7:00 am - November 6, 2016 @ 11:00 pm

Milwaukee Startup Week is an entrepreneur-led event that brings entrepreneurs, investors, local leaders and startup enthusiasts together to build momentum and celebrate Southeast Wisconsin’s unique entrepreneurial identity. Milwaukee Startup Week will take place November 1 – 6 at various locations around the region. VIEW THE MILWAUKEE STARTUP WEEK CALENDAR LEARN MORE ABOUT MILWAUKEE STARTUP WEEK HERE

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September 2016
Free

Startup MKE September Happy Hour

September 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MobCraft Beer,
505 South 5th Street Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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Join Startup Milwaukee at MobCraft Beer’s brand new brewery in Walker’s Point on September 20th. We will be showcasing some awesome Southeast Wisconsin-based startups and celebrate five years of Startup Milwaukee! Admission is free, cash bar! Featured Startups:  BioMech Processing – BioMech Processing is committed to creating solutions that transform waste into a valuable resource. Our employees, process and engineering techniques reflect our commitment to protecting and regenerating the health of the earth and all its inhabitants. MobCraft Beer – MobCraft Beer…

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June 2016
Free

Startup Milwaukee Happy Hour

June 28, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Good City Brewing,
2108 North Farwell Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join Startup Milwaukee for beers and networking at Good City Brewing! Entrepreneurs, investors and startup enthusiasts are welcome. Free to attend, there is a cash bar! Featured Companies: Good City Brewing is about passion for craft beer, lasting friendships and a commitment to seeking the good. They are opening their brewery & tap room on the east side in mid-June. BidRide has developed a fun and easy to use online auction app to match riders with drivers. Motivo is on a mission to produce exceptional…

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$4

Technori Milwaukee w/ Joe Scanlin of Scanalytics

June 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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  Technori Milwaukee’s June Meetup will Feature pitches from local startups and conversation with Joe Scanlin, Co-Founder & CEO, Scanalytics Inc. Joe has been an entrepreneur since the age of 14 and founder of two previous startups. Previously, Joe served as Squad Leader in the Marine Corps, worked as a Data Analyst where he helped big brands use data to fuel large operational decisions, and studied Organizational Theory, Data Science and Machine Learning. Joe is currently the co-founder and CEO…

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$249

2016 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

June 7, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 8, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Alliant Energy Center,
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way Madison, WI United States
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The 14th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference will be held June 7-8 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The two-day conference is one of the Midwest’s premiere “how-to,” hands-on events for entrepreneurs of all ages and experience levels. Attendees range from ‘treps who are still developing their ideas to emerging company leaders who have already attracted angel and/or venture funding. These businesses cover a broad span of categories, from information technology to cleantech, from advanced manufacturing to the life sciences, and…

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May 2016
Free

Startup Milwaukee Book Club

May 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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We are reading Startup Communities by the infamous Brad Feld. To join Startup Milwaukee’s book club contact, Joe – joe@thecommonswi.com.    

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March 2016
$9

Technori Milwaukee featuring Matt Howard of Eat Street!

March 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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Technori is showcasing tomorrow’s startup leaders through their pitch events. They empower and connect entrepreneurs around the world through curated showcase events. Technorievents features five local startups presenting their technology to a live audience for 5 minutes.To register for Technori Milwaukee, follow this link to get Startup Milwaukee’s 50% discount! If you are interested in pitching at a Technori event, apply here.

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February 2016
Free

Startup Milwaukee: February Happy Hour

February 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NOVO,
1131 N Water St Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join Startup Milwaukee at NOVO, a new bar and restaurant focused on being a place where local entrepreneurs can connect and share ideas.  Meet fellow entrepreneurs and up-and-coming local startups. Register here for free! February’s featured startups: BrightCellars is the monthly wine club that matches you with wine that you’ll love. NightStir is a nightlife logistics app that let’s Milwaukeeans keep friends in the loop on their nightlife whereabouts. Okanjo’s Native Commerce Platform drives new revenue for online publishers, advertisers and…

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January 2016
Free

1 Million Cups Milwaukee

January 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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Learn about a new Milwaukee-based startup and network over free cups of coffee at Ward 4 every Wednesday morning at 9am.

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Free

1 Million Cups MKE

January 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee.   January 6, 2016 @ 9:00 a.m. Ring in the New Year with 1 Million Cups for presentation, networking and, of course, coffee at Ward 4. 333 N Plankinton Ave Suite 211 Milwaukee, WI 53203 Enter through the courtyard area off…

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December 20152015
Free

Apply for The Commons Spring 2016 Program

December 19, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Online

The Commons is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 program. Apply here: http://www.thecommonswi.com/spring2016 Please note that this “event” is ongoing but you need to apply soon, as spots are filling up quickly and only so many students will be accepted.   Please visit the website or read the information below before filling out your application.   WHY SHOULD I DO THIS? You should do this if you have any desire to build a startup or innovate for a corporation. You…

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November 2015
Free

Xconomy Wisconsin Meetup

November 12, 2015 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm
Milwaukee Ale House,
233 N Water St Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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You’re invited to join Xconomy’s new Wisconsin editor Jeff Buchanan and Xconomy CEO Bob Buderi for appetizers and drinks at the Milwaukee Ale House on November 12 from 5:30-7:30 pm. This evening is a great chance to sample some of Milwaukee’s best craft beers while catching up with old friends and making new connections in the local startup and innovation ecosystem. If you’re interested in attending, please RSVP to mil1112@xconomy.com.

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October 2015

1 million cups: ONKOL

October 28, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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Join us for 1 Million Cups Milwaukee on Wednesday morning we will hear from ONKOL a local IoT startup!

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Free

1millioncups: Prezzent

October 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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Come, get caffeinated (free coffee), network with Milwaukee’s startup community and learn about Prezzent a startup developing a digital publishing platform!

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$25

Launch Wisconsin

October 7, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Lambeau Field Atrium,
1265 Lombardi Avenue Green Bay, WI United States
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An exciting event filled with workshops pitch sessions and more meant to connect Wisconsin entrepreneurs with corporations seeking entrepreneurial ideas.

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August 2015
Free

WERCBench Labs Demo Day

August 27, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harley Davidson Museum,
400 W Canal St Milwaukee, 53201 United States
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WERCBench Labs’ first class of start-up businesses will complete the WERCBench Labs twelve-week immersive technology program. Join us for an evening of networking, food and drinks and presentations. The event will take place on August 27th from 5:00-8:00pm at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Register for free today, click here.

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Forward Tech Festival

August 20, 2015 - August 27, 2015

The Forward Festival is a technology festival located in Madison, WI. Since 2010, Forward Fest has attracted over 2,000 people and now offers more than 20 events. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a hacker, a designer, or just someone interested in technology and entrepreneurship, this opportunity is open for everyone! The Forward Festival is 8 days with events like a Forward Technology Conference, Pitch Nights with a Pressure Chamber, Parentpreneur Night, and many more opportunities. Check out all of the events offered here.…

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Free

Startup Milwaukee Book Club

August 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TBA

Learn more about how to join Startup Milwaukee’s book club, click here.

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June 2015
Free

Corporate Innovation in Wisconsin Event!

June 12, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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Help us kick off the new Ward4 coworking space at the Historic Pritzlaff Building. The event will feature County Executive Chris Abele and top executives from Wisconsin corporations! We’ll also have the gener8tor team on hand to talk a bit about the upcoming gener8tor program and highlight companies in Wisconsin doing cool work. Free entrance + great panel + free pizza + free beer = you should come.

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$50

Launch Milwaukee

June 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - June 7, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Ward4,
333 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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Startup Milwaukee is excited to partner with the Milwaukee Hardware Hackathon to announce, Launch Milwaukee an intense weekend-long competition where engineers, entrepreneurs, makers and designers come to learn, collaborate, and build great things. Launch Milwaukee promotes the rapid creation and development of hardware and software startup ideas in Milwaukee. Participants are given the opportunity to pitch an idea and ask for help building their idea during a 60-second window on opening night. Teams organically form around shared interests and the building process begins.…

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April 2015
Free

Entrepreneurship 101

April 15, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Commons,
170 S First ST Milwaukee, 53202
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During YPWeek get a taste of what it is like to be a young professional entrepreneur in Southeast Wisconsin from a diverse panel of entrepreneurs and supporters of Milwaukee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This discussion will be moderated by Matt Cordio, co-founder of The Commons, Startup Milwaukee & Skills Pipeline with an intro by Suzy Siegle and Daniel Sem from Concordia University. Lunch will be provided! Chris Abele, County Executive, Milwaukee County Dominic Anzalone, founder & CEO, RentCollegePads.com Matt Bartel, founder & President, Digital Measures Lizzi Weasler, Owner, Lizzibeth Jonathon…

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January 2015
Free

Managing Rapid Growth: Staying on Top and Ahead of the Success Wave

January 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Commons,
170 S First ST Milwaukee, 53202
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New opportunities – and problems – come with rapid growth.  The opportunities come from recognition of new potential products or services, expansion of existing and new customer segments, higher profits, cash (perhaps) and growing respect from all stakeholders and partners.  Rapid growth also puts enormous strains on an organization, including cash flow, people, and organization systems. Some problems are familiar; some are new. They all require different managerial and leadership approaches. RSVP here for free. Agenda 6pm – Registration 6:15…

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December 20142014
Free

Adding Wi-Fi to your Next Embedded Project

December 17, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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In this discussion we will focus on the features of the Electric Imp – a low cost way to easily add WiFi to your embedded project.  We will focus on the hardware, device software, agent software, and enablement options.  Finally I will bring a couple of Electric Imps for those interested in playing with the device.  I will provide a few working demonstrations of projects I have used the electric Imp for. Register for free here.

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Free

What’s Hopinin with Milwaukee Craft Beer?

December 17, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Commons,
170 S First ST Milwaukee, 53202
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Crafter Space, a new Milwaukee organization devoted to craft brewing for an evening dedicated to discussing Milwaukee craft beer, its heritage, and its future. The evening will begin with a craft beer tasting and lead into a short panel discussion from some of Milwaukee’s leading voices on craft brewing, branding, and innovation.   RSVP for free here.

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Free

Startup Milwaukee Holiday Workout & Happy Hour

December 16, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SPIRE ,
102 N Water St, Suite D Milwaukee,
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Are you ready to perSPIRE? Join Startup Milwaukee on Tuesday evening, December 16th for a networking event like no other. We’ll be combining a free workout at SPIRE Fitness, Milwaukee’s new startup, fitness studio in the Third Ward, followed by drinks and light fare across the street at the Irish Pub. Schedule:  5:30pm:  Arrive and networking 6:00pm:  Workout Session 1 (choice of Cycling or Rowing) 6:30pm:  Break and networking 7:00pm:  Workout Session 2 (choice of Cycling or Rowing) 7:30pm:  Head to Irish Pub…

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November 2014
$40

Pitching, Storytelling, and Getting Attention

November 22, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Discovery World,
500 N Harbor Drive Milwaukee, 53202
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Speed date your way to pitch perfection – learning to pick up on social cues, influence people, and otherwise  interest others in your work. Fun improv exercises will get you into the habit of tailoring your story to specific  audiences, working alongside the Discovery World team to refine your presentations as you go. Participants will  be asked to step into the lime light and give the ultimate pitch in front of an audience of their peers. These workshops are intended…

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Free

The Commons Launch: Pitch Event

November 9, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
88nine Radio Milwaukee,
220 East Pittsburgh Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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Come hear pitches from the startup & corporate innovation teams that have participated in The Commons Launch weekend. 4:30pm, Welcome, Remarks from The Commons Managing Directors 4:45pm, Startup & Corporate Team Pitches 6:15pm, Judges Deliberate 6:30pm, Top Corporate & Startup Teams are announced 7pm, Event Ends Light appetizers from Transfer Pizza & beverages from Stone Creek Coffee will be served. The event is free and open to the public, register here.

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October 2014
Free

Speed Networking: Allow Myself to Introduce…Myself

October 29, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Have you attended a startup event and failed to meaningfully connect with someone? Did that one person you wanted to meet leave before you had a chance to introduce yourself?  Insert any reason why you would attend a startup event (here), grab a beer and come share your story in Startup Milwaukee’s first Speed Networking event. Participate in rapid fire one-on-one rotations in which you’ll get connected to a new person every 2-3 minutes. Eliminate the awkwardness of approaching someone…

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Free

#GrowthHacking: Selling for Startups

October 23, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
96 Square,
1101 N Market Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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How to Effectively Cold Call and Send Cold Emails Without Being Spammy. How to Effectively Cold Call and Send Cold Emails Without Being Spammy. Are you a new sales person? Or are you an experienced field rep in a rut? In this presentation, Steve Kroll Cofounder and CEO of Dibbr and entrepreneur in residence of gener8tor, provides real-world examples of successful (and unsuccessful) ways to send cold email and reach out to cold prospects. Steve has experience helping gener8tor’s portfolio…

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September 2014
Free

The Good Money Challenge – App Deadline

September 26, 2014 @ 5:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Good Money Challenge is a local competition that focuses on business plans and ideas that have a positive impact on social or environmental issues. Thanks to the Brady Corporation and Marquette University, the Good Money Challenge hands out $25,000 in prize money to help fund some amazing ideas that have the potential to change our community and world for the better. The application is due September 26, 2014 at 5 pm CST.  It can be found online If anyone has questions,…

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Free

Creating a Candid Startup Community

September 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Ever had trouble telling your friend their startup idea sucks? Elmer Moore Jr. Project Manager for Scale Up Milwaukee has some interesting observations about how to talk to your friend about their companies successes as well as failures. Leading to a more candid culture in the startup community. We’ll also talk about The Commons a new program Startup Milwaukee has launched in partnership with Innovation in Milwaukee. RSVP HERE.

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Free

1 Million Cups

September 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Pritzlaff Building,
325 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI United States
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This week’s 1 Million Cups Milwaukee event will feature ScanTribution & Trail-2-Parks. 1 Million Cups is an opportunity for entrepreneurs around Milwaukee to meet once a week and collaborate on how to help each other every Wednesday the 10th at 9AM in the Historic Pritzlaff Building.

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August 2014
Free

1 Million Cups Milwaukee

August 13, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Pritzlaff Building,
325 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI United States
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Network, listen to pitches and give feedback to the founders of HITLIST and Snaifeye and enjoy coffee. HITLIST is an embeddable advertising platform for online publishers that uses gamification to increase a user’s time on site and also gathers valuable survey responses from those users which translate into previously unknown streams of revenue for publishers. Beta tested over 18 months with some of the largest brands in America. 30 beta customers and over $300,000 in beta revenue. 2 Patents pending.…

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Free

1million Cups Milwaukee Launch

August 6, 2014 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2014 @ 10:00 am
Pritzlaff Building,
325 N Plankinton Ave Milwaukee, WI United States
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Attend the launch of 1million Cups in Milwaukee, RSVP here.

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Free

#Growth Hacking Nights with Uber

August 5, 2014 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
96 Square,
1101 N Market Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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#GrowthHacking Night with Uber David Cavise and Nick Anderson will talk about their experience launching Ubers brand of disruptive software here in Milwaukee. Space is limited. Get your tickets here What is Growth Hacking? #GrowthHacking is a marketing technique developed by technology startups that uses creativity, analytical thinking and social metrics to… sell products and gain exposure. In many cases, Growth Hackers are simply good at using techniques such as search engine optimization, website analytics, content marketing and A/B testing.

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July 2014
Free

Unraveling the Internet of Things

July 30, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join Startup Milwaukee and Milwaukee Tech Engine at 96square  for a night devoted to unraveling the Internet of Things (IoT).  Hear brief talks from local experts about their work with IoT.  The event is free to attend, register here. IoT Experts Will Include:  Troy Vosseller – is a co-founder of gener8tor, a Milwaukee and Madison-based startup accelerator, he’ll share his perspective as an investor in IoT related-companies. Andrew Cronk – co-founder, TempoDB. TempoDB is the backend for sensors, build to store &…

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June 2014
$150

Flying Car

June 26, 2014 @ 8:30 am - June 27, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

The Greater Milwaukee Committee’s Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE) initiative has been busy putting together an all-star lineup for Flying Car 2014: People-Powered Innovation,taking place June 25-27. Highlights include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. Along with our featured speakers, we have a full lineup of local and national speakers and lab presenters for all “future-minded” individuals to be inspired by.   Here just a few of the Flying Car 2014 speakers and lab presenters: ·         Sujeet Chand, Chief Technology Officer of Rockwell Automation ·         Jeff Yabuki,…

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Free

Wisconsin Innovation Awards Happy Hour

June 25, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Swig,
217 N Broadway Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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The Wisconsin Innovation Awards (“WIA”) seek to celebrate and inspire innovation by highlighting and honoring the development of groundbreaking and innovative ideas. Their plan is to bring 400 leaders from the business, public sector, nonprofit, education, manufacturing, biotech and start-up communities together in the end of August to celebrate innovation across Wisconsin. Learn more by joining us for a networking happy hour on June 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm at Swig in the Third Ward. The event will feature great Wisconsin food,…

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Free

Volunteer Happy Hour w/ Project Community Computers

June 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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We’ve got beer! We’ve got hummus! We’ve got 100 computers to prepare! Help us as we get ready to travel to Africa to set up computer labs for schools in rural Cameroon. No technical background required! When: Tuesday, June 24th  7-9pm Where: 96square (1101 N. Market Street) What: Learn more about Project Community Computers. Help re-image, clean and pack computers for upcoming global and local projects!  

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Free

Equity Crowdfunding Launch w/ MobCraft Beer

June 12, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Come celebrate Wisconsin’s new equity crowdfunding law that positions Wisconsin as a leader in democratizing capital investment to the benefit of Main Street businesses. This event will feature remarks from Lt. Gov Rebecca Kleefisch and the opportunity to sample and hear from MobCraft Beer, the first company to take advantage of the new law. Event open to Wisconsin residents only, must be 21+ years of age and be ready to present ID at the door. Tickets are free, RSVP HERE. Agenda:  3:30pm…

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gener8tor Summer 2014 application deadline

June 1, 2014

gener8tor is now accepting applications for their 2014 summer accelerator program in Milwaukee. The 12-week program begins July 18 at their offices in the Third Ward. Startups accepted into the program will receive: $20,000 cash investment in exchange for a percentage of common stock equity $50,000 guaranteed follow-on capital access to staff designer and interns to assist with development, marketing, social media, journalism, business development, sales and more $500,000-plus in deals and perks support from gener8tor’s team, mentors, network and alumni…

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May 2014
Free

Coder Nights May

May 20, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Coder Nights is an open study group for developers who are looking to learn new technology. The event is free and open to developers of all skill levels and ages. You can RSVP via Eventbrite here. Below are some FAQs, if you have additional questions contact Brennan Stehling who organizes the event. Why Should I Attend? While there are a myriad of online resources and focused technology meetup groups with structured presentations, so much can be learned from simply sitting down with other…

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Free

Milwaukee Hardware Hackathon Follow-up & Startup Law Workshop

May 13, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join Startup Milwaukee for an event celebrating the launch of new hardware projects from the Milwaukee Hardware Hackathon and learn about common Intellectual Property issues that startups face from attorneys from Foley. – 6:30 Doors Open – Networking – 7:00 Milwaukee Hardware Hackathon Follow Up (each team talks for 1 minute + 1 question from audience) – 7:30 Foley presents an IP Law Workshop – 8:00 Networking – 9:00 Get Out Food & beverage will be graciously provided by Foley. RSVP for this free event, click here!

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#GrowthHacking Nights : Round 2

May 6, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Calling all startup CEOs, PR pros and digital marketers. Startup Milwaukee is hosting a Growth Hacking night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 6th at 96square, 1101 Market Street, Suite 200, Milwaukee. Our May meeting will focus on e-marketing. We will have a short talk with Charles Collins and Julie Schlender from Core Creative. Then we will break into work groups based on interest and need. We plan to learn by doing and will work to improve our e-marketing campaigns. Space is limited. Get your tickets…

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April 2014

The Milwaukee Hardware Hackathon

April 25, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - April 27, 2014 @ 10:00 pm
Global Water Center,
47 W Freshwater Way Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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The Milwaukee Hardware Hackathon is a 54 hour competition with hardware engineers, entrepreneurs, makers and designers collaborating to build an innovative prototype. This event seeks to bring a diverse group of people together in a creative environment focused on learning and creating. The event begins with participants quick pitching ideas in a minute. Teams are quickly formed afterwards and the building begins. Participants can come with a team or come solo and form a group at the event. The winning…

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Roundtable w/Bill Aulet, author of Disciplined Entrepreneurship

April 17, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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 Xconomy Xchange: A Roundtable with Bill Aulet, author of Disciplined Entrepreneurship Bill Aulet is the Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining MIT, he had a 25-year track record of success in business, from his start at IBM to his experience as a serial entrepreneur. He started and ran Cambridge Decision Dynamics and SensAble Technologies. He works around the world with…

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YP Week: Starting Up in Milwaukee @ 96square

April 14, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Presented by Startup Milwaukee Every day during YPWeek, ditch out of your cubicle and fill your mind and your belly with us! On Milwaukee Day, we’re headed over to 96square, the new home of Startup Milwaukee to hear a panel discussion of young entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders and learn how to get involved with the local startup community. Interested in starting a business? Have you started a business and you’re looking for support from potential vendors or investors? Come…

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Free

#GrowthHacking Nights

April 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Calling all Startup CEO’s, PR pros, and digital marketers. Startup Milwaukee is hosting a #GrowthHacking Night on Wednesday, April 2nd at 6pm. What is Growth Hacking you might ask? Growth hacking is a marketing technique developed by technology startups which uses creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure. In many cases Growth Hackers are simply good at using techniques such as search engine optimization, web site analytics, content marketing and A/B testing. In other words we would like to…

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March 2014
Free

Crowdfunding Panel Discussion

March 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join Startup Milwaukee for a panel discussion on crowdfunding and Wisconsin’s new equity crowdfunding laws at 96square. Experts from around the state will share their knowledge on the  rules and regulations around equity crowdfunding. Entrepreneurs will share their experiences leveraging crowdfunding to grow their business. Register for this free event here. PANELISTS: David Dupee, Founder + CEO of CraftFund – David is founder of CraftFund, an equity crowdfunding platform for food and beverage companies. John McDonald, Attorney at Godfrey & Kahn and…

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Free

Coder Nights March

March 18, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Coder Nights is an open study group for developers who are looking to learn new technology. The event is free and open to developers of all skill levels and ages. You can RSVP via Eventbrite here. Below are some FAQs, if you have additional questions contact Brennan Stehling who organizes the event. Why Should I Attend? While there are a myriad of online resources and focused technology meetup groups with structured presentations, so much can be learned from simply sitting down with other…

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GrowthHacking #Meetup

March 5, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Calling all Startup CEO’s, PR pros, and digital marketers. Startup Milwaukee is hosting a #GrowthHacking meetup on Wednesday, April 2nd at 6pm. What is Growth Hacking you might ask? Growth hacking is a marketing technique developed by technology startups which uses creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure. In many cases Growth Hackers are simply good at using techniques such as search engine optimization, web site analytics, content marketing and A/B testing. In other words we would like to…

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February 2014

Startup Weekend Green Bay

February 21, 2014 @ 8:00 am - February 23, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
St. Norbert College- Bemis Center,
299 3rd St De Pere, WI 54115 United States
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If you had fun at Startup Weekend Milwaukee in 2013, consider driving up to Green Bay in February for Startup Weekend Green Bay on Feb. 21st! Join other Wisconsin entrepreneurs for a weekend full of hard work and startup goodness! Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around…

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Free

Techstars in Milwaukee

February 12, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join Startup Milwaukee and Golden Angels Investors in welcoming Techstars Chicago to an evening with prominent entrepreneurs Sam Yagan (CEO of match.com and co-founder of OkCupid), Troy Henikoff (co-founder of Techstars Chicago and SurePayroll) and Dale Emmons (co-founder of Vidmaker and an alum of Techstars). AGENDA:  6pm – 7pm  Networking, Drinks & Pizza! 7pm – 8:15pm  Program and Q&A 8:15 pm – 9pm  Networking Techstars is billed as “the world’s No. 1 business accelerator” by Tech Cocktail, and runs a…

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January 2014
Free

Road Trip to Madison

January 22, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join Startup Milwaukee on a road trip to Madison on the evening of January 22nd. The event held at Madison’s new Central Library will focus on brainstorming actionable solutions that will strengthen Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial community. There also will be plenty of time to network with entrepreneurs from Madison over free beer and other beverages. We are excited to partner with 100state, Capital Entrepreneurs and Forward Tech Festival from Madison to make this event happen. We appreciate the support of gener8tor,…

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Free

CoderNights February

January 22, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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CoderNights is an open study group for developers who are looking to learn new technology. The event is free and open to developers of all skill levels and ages. The first event held in December  2013 was highly successful and attracted a great crowd. You can RSVP via Eventbrite here. Below are some FAQs, if you have additional questions contact Brennan Stehling who organizes the event. Why Should I Attend? While there are a myriad of online resources and focused technology meetup groups…

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Free

CoderNights January

January 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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CoderNights is an open study group for developers who are looking to learn new technology.

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December 20132013

Coder Nights

December 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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via SmallSharpTools: Everyone wants to write code these days. There are great ways to learn with services like Codeacademy, Code School, iTunes U, Udemy and many others. What would be helpful is a community study group where people learning various technologies can study together. Starting this month Coder Nights will hold a community study group at 96square from 6pm to 9pm on the 17th and will repeat each month every third Tuesday evening. Be sure to get it onto your…

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Snapifeye Launch Bar Crawl

December 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - December 15, 2013 @ 12:00 am
The Eatery on Farwell,
2014 North Farwell Avenue Miilwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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BEGIN TRANSMISSION: NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Severe winter storms are predicted to arrive in Milwaukee on Saturday, December 14 starting at 6 pm. In the interest of public safety it is recommended that all of those in the affected area promptly visit numerous local establishments to gather supplies and prepare for the severe weather. According to chief meteorologist Josh Holtz, “We have not seen anything like this since the time of the Dinosaurs. Be prepared to snap pictures with Snapifeye to document this…

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OnRamp Wisconsin

December 6, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
333 W State St Milwaukee, WI United States
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In an effort to increase connections between Wisconsin’s start-ups and established corporations, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and gener8tor are launching OnRamp Wisconsin an event that will give young companies the opportunity to pitch their products and services to established corporations. Startups wishing to participate in the event are encouraged to apply through the program’s f6s portal. The inaugural OnRamp event will be held Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel headquarters. The event is intended to help startups in the critical…

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Free

Milwaukee WordPress Meetup

December 4, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Meetupery,
N69W25055 Indian Grass Lane Sussex, WI United States
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From Milwaukee WordPress MeetUp: The first Wednesday morning of every month. Join us at the Meetupery for an informal morning of WordPress, learning, sharing and co-working! After the WordPress meeting, feel free to hang out and work from the Meetupery.  It’s a great new coworking space that just started up in Sussex. Come for the discussion and stay to work alongside other WordPress professionals.

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November 2013

Startup Milwaukee November Meetup

November 19, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join Startup Milwaukee on the evening of November 19th as we get an update from the Startup Weekend Milwaukee teams, learn about founder equity splitting and network with a great group of entrepreneurs from Madison! Teams from Startup Weekend Milwaukee that are in attendance will have an opportunity to provide a brief update (1 minute update) on their progress since the event. Mike Moyer the author of Slicing Pie, a book that outlines a simple and fair way to divide up…

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Startup Weekend Milwaukee 2013

November 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - November 3, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
Zilber School of Public Health - UW-Milwaukee,
1240 North 10th Street Milwaukee, WI United States
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Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011…All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.

Last year’s Startup Weekend Milwaukee event resulted in the launch of local startup companies MobCraft Beer, Dine in Time, Quietyme and Game Dayta.

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October 2013
Free

Capital Connections feat. CSA Partners

October 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
96square,
1101 N. Market Street, Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join us for our fall Capital Connections event featuring Brian Taffora, Managing Director of CSA Partners. CSA Partners is a venture fund on a mission to strengthen and sustain the most innovative companies in the Midwest. Joe Scanlin founder & CEO of Scanalytics a CSA portfolio company will also join the conversation.

This is also your opportunity to tour the new 96square!

The event is free, but space is limited so RSVP today: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8508341679

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(Scale Up Milwaukee) Corporate Venture Forum

October 18, 2013 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee,
333 W Kilbourn Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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From MiKE (Innovation in Milwaukee): We are growth-obsessed in Milwaukee. From our vast number of corporate headquarters to the active entrepreneurship community, we are filled with talented people and companies who are hungry and primed for growth. One strategy for growth is partnerships with other businesses and brands that resonate with your business. Join us, along with national and local leaders, for a highly interactive dialog on strategic cooperation between corporate partners and entrepreneurial ventures. Our keynote speaker, Jim McCann,…

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(Scale Up Milwaukee) Corporate Venture Forum

October 9, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee,
333 W Kilbourn Ave Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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On Friday, October 18, American Express OPEN, as part of Scale Up Milwaukee, will host a free Corporate Venture Forum to convene a national and local leaders in an interactive dialogue on strategic cooperation between corporate partners and entrepreneurial ventures at different stages—a critical element of an entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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Startup Milwaukee Stories: Digital Measures

October 3, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Digital Measures,
301 N Broadway Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Join us Thursday, October 3 from 6-8:00 p.m. for an event you won’t want to miss. Startup Milwaukee is excited to highlight Digital Measures, a Milwaukee tech startup success story. Digital Measures was founded in 1999 by Matt Bartel while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Digital Measures faculty activity reporting software is now used by 60% of the 500 largest universities in the United States…

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September 2013
Free

Drupal 414 – Drupal + Startups = AWESOME!

September 19, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
C2,
222 E Erie Street #330 Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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Via Dave Snopek/Drupal414: Are you looking to build the next BIG web-based startup? The bad news: 90% of startups fail. The good news: Lean Startup methodology can help you to systematically find success (or fail faster and cheaper). At this session we’ll discuss why most startups fail, how to do it better with Lean Startup and, of course, why Drupal is an ideal platform for building a web-based startup application. (FYI, I’m going to give this same presentation at Drupal…

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