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November 16-17, 2016Speaking Engagement

2016 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium

Wisconsin Technology Council

Paul Jones and Melissa Turczyn are panelists at the Wisconsin Technology Council's 2016 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium on November 16 and 17.

The state of innovation is strong in Wisconsin, and not only in the state’s more commonly known centers of startup activity. Regional economic development organizations are at the forefront of these initiatives. A panel of leaders from throughout the state will highlight recent and future efforts to support and accelerate Wisconsin’s innovation culture.

Michael Best is a proud sponsor of this event.

For more information and to register, click here.

Around the State: Regional Innovation Efforts
2:35 - 3:00 pm, November 16, 2016
Track A - Room EF
Panelist: Paul Jones

The state of innovation is strong in Wisconsin, and not only in the state’s more commonly known centers of startup activity. Regional economic development organizations are at the forefront of these initiatives. A panel of leaders from throughout the state will highlight recent and future efforts to support and accelerate Wisconsin’s innovation culture.

Moderator:

  • David Volz,  Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Panelists:

  • Paul Jones, Michael Best and FINN (Forum for Innovation Network)
  • Pat O'Brien, Milwaukee 7
  • Steve Jahn, Momentum West
  • Paul Jadin, Mad Rep

Possible discussion items:

  • Describe the organization’s mission/activities in general, and in support of the innovation climate specifically
  • Describe the current state of the regions’ ecosystems. Trends, major players, the investment scene, etc.
  • What are some of the new efforts either recently launched or in development?
  • What’s next for the region; what does a fully functioning entrepreneurship community look like; what barriers need to be overcome; and how do we address those challenges?
  • How do entrepreneurs engage with, contribute to, and help strengthen the region?
  • What opportunities exist for the regions to collaborate and/or learn from each other?
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Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

1 John Nolen Dr.

Madison, WI 53703

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