Join us Thursday, May 9, 2019
at UW-Fox Valley, Menasha from 3 to 7 p.m.


THINC! connects businesses, ideas and people with the insight and resources they need to grow our regional economy. The Insight event shines the spotlight on innovation in Northeast Wisconsin in a format that provokes, inspires and energizes people to build on – and invest in – ideas to advance the regional economy.

THINC! is designed for CEOs, presidents and community and education leaders, as well as innovation executives, manufacturers, venture capital and angel investors from throughout Wisconsin.

The Insight Innovation Awards honor businesses and organizations in the New North who come up with an idea that’s a game changer and then develop a way to implement it. Insight’s confidential panel of judges look through nominations to determine a winner, based not only on the idea, but the results, too. Awards are handed out in four categories: Planet, Product, Process and People.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for 2019 THINC! Call Insight at (920) 882-0491.


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Registration ¦ 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation ¦ 3:30 p.m. 

Business Models changing the landscape of Growth and Innovation

Cheryl Perkins, President/Founder Innovationedge, LLC

Companies these days cannot afford to stand still!  Cheryl Perkins, Founder and President of Innovationedge and a visionary business leader, will share best practices of companies who are defining and implementing new business models that are creating new pathways to value and deliver growth in today’s business climate.  She will lead you on a journey through business model basics and describe how companies are taking innovation to the next step while tackling the current challenges of talent management and innovation fatigue.  You will learn about the following critical elements:

    • Understanding the role business models play in building a solid innovation pipeline as a foundation for growth
    • Introducing insight to better define and align business models and projects to the overall business objectives and results
    • Looking outside your boundaries and fostering collaborations to deliver results
    • Allocating the appropriate resources and striking the proper mix / balance
    • Engaging internal stakeholders in your efforts

Participants will walk away inspired and motivated to advance their leadership skills from building new capabilities, changing culture, piloting several innovation approaches, to tailoring unique solutions to win in very competitive markets.


Insight Innovation Awards Presentation ¦ 4:15 P.M.

And the nominees are…The Insight Innovation Awards are presented to companies both brand new and decades-old across a diversity of industries. The 2019 nominees are:

Acuity Green Bay Department of Economic Development
Carnivore Meat Co. Innovator’s Equipment Inc.
Community Foundation for Fox Valley Integrity Insurance
Concentrix Jewelers Mutual Group
Cool Choices Lakeland University
Corrim Co. Lakeshore First Robotics
Curt G. Joa, Inc. Little Food Company
Wisnet Long Cheng Marketplace
Dynamics Miron Construction Co.
Element Network Health
Employ Humanity Nurse Practitioner Health Service
Encapsys Nutritional Healing
Energy Bank Paper Converting
Fabio Perini of North America Realty Hive
Fox World Travel Roving Blue
Paper Converting Schutt Industries
GPS Education Partners Services Plus
St. Paul Elder Services The C.A. Lawton Co.
Werner Electric Wisconsin Plastics Inc.

The winners in the categories of People, Planet, Process, and Product will be announced at the annual THINC! event to be held May 9 at UW-Oshkosh, Fox Valley Campus.

Networking Reception ¦ 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Click the image for a look back to the 2018 winners