Slated for Oct. 23-25 at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center, the event brings in panelists and experts who explore a range of topics.
Each day begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a chance to mingle and meet other attendees. The convention aims to provide entrepreneurs with a full-immersion experience that will allow them to expand their skills, better their businesses and connect with other professionals.
Speakers at the three-day event include Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna along with Karen Nelson, the city’s diversity and inclusion coordinator; St. Norbert College President Brian Bruess; Aaron Hagar, vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.; and Oliver Buechse, co-founder of Advancing AI Wisconsin. Representatives from Google will also put on several presentations.
Day 1 kicks off with keynote addresses and panel discussions on topics such as building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Northeast Wisconsin, funding, diversity, culture and leadership. It also includes foresight exercises and breakout workshops covering areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, small business and innovation.
Day 2 features a pitch competition. Six finalists — three representing fast-growth startup and three small businesses — will present pitches before a live audience. Awards will be announced in real time based on live judging. The day also includes breakouts on arts, music and film, social innovation, breakthrough and startup innovation, diversity and inclusion, and corporate startup engagement.
The final day features a bus tour of the Northeast Wisconsin startup ecosystem.
To view the entire schedule and register, click here.