David Guinther and Allen Dines of WISC Partners will outline our investment priorities and post-investment engagement approach at the Thursday, Feb. 12, meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network’s Milwaukee chapter in Wauwatosa.
The meeting will also feature a brief tour of the UW-Milwaukee’s new Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway, Wauwatosa. Located on what many area residents would know as the Milwaukee County Grounds near Highway 45 and Watertown Plank Road, the Innovation Accelerator is the first installment in a larger UWM Innovation Campus that will eventually fill 89 acres.
Registration, networking and hors d’oeuvres begins at 4:30 p.m. Two 20-minute tours of the facility will be offered at 4:40 p.m. and 5 p.m., with the presentation at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students, $25 for WIN members and Milwaukee County Research Park tenants, $35 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships.
WISC Partners is committed to building wealth by leading investment rounds, providing Strategic Operating Capital to entrepreneurs in Wisconsin. WISC Partners was founded by alumni of University of Wisconsin, and maintains offices in Madison and Silicon Valley with the intention of bridging the two locations.
“We’re excited that our first evening WIN meeting in Milwaukee will offer a chance to tour the UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator and learn about one of the latest early stage funds in Wisconsin,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.
WIN-Milwaukee meetings are held in cooperation with BizStarts Milwaukee and sponsored by UW-Milwaukee and the UWM Research Foundation.
WIN is the statewide membership arm of the Tech Council, the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and the Legislature. To join WIN, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call Maurice Cheeks at 608-442-7557.
When: Thursday, February 12, 2015, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Central Time
Where: UWM Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway, Wauwatosa, WI 53226 USA