Event News

Posted on Mar 15, 2018 :: Event News
Jessica Thiel
Posted by , Insight on Manufacturing Staff Writer

THINC! 2018 to feature ‘Project Pitch It’ personality, author Jerry Jendusa

Jerry Jendusa launched an aviation startup from his basement and turned it into a $100 million international business, and now he’s sharing the lessons he’s learned with other entrepreneurs.

The Milwaukee entrepreneur will bring those insights to his keynote address at Insight’s annual Technology & Human Innovation Networking Conference — or THINC! — to be held Thursday, May 10 at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.

Jendusa, founder of aviation products and services company EMTEQ, went on to co-found STUCK Management, STUCK Fund 1 and STUCK Coaching, which allow him to follow his passion of supporting other entrepreneurs.

The author of “Get Unstuck: Strategies, Tools and Courage to Move Your Business to the Next Level,” Jendusa appears as one of the moguls on Milwaukee Shark Tank-themed TV program “Project Pitch It” and serves as co-chair of entrepreneurship support organization Scale Up Milwaukee.

In addition to Jendusa’s keynote, the event will feature the presentation of Insight’s Innovation awards in the categories of People, Planet, Process and Product as well as ample time for networking.

THINC! 2018

Thursday, May 10, 3-6 p.m.

University of Wisconsin-Fox-Valley
Visit www.insightonbusiness.com/thinc to register, learn more.

Converters Expo 2018 to be held at Lambeau Atrium

The 11th annual Converters Expo will bring together converters and packagers of paper, film and nonwovens with buyers, specialists and suppliers at the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay.

Slated for April 17-18, the event is expected to draw more than 700 converting professionals. It offers attendees a chance to meet with producers of disposables and learn the latest in flexographic printing and packaging.

A welcome reception will be held Tuesday, April 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Packers Hall of Fame.
Visit www.convertersexpo.com to learn more or register.

Tech Summit to highlight academic research, talent

The Wisconsin Technology Council will hold the annual Wisconsin Tech Summit March 19 at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha.

The event aims to bring together major companies and emerging firms in a setting that allows them to meet and explore likely business relationships around technology needs and innovation. Major companies hear from emerging firms with innovative products or services tied to areas such as big data, connected devices and data analytics in sectors ranging from health care to information systems, and from power electronics to telecommunications.

Those relationships might include contracting for research and development, becoming part of a larger supply chain, and pursuing investment or acquisition strategies. To learn more about the event or register, visit www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/wisconsin-tech-summit.