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Bunker Labs #WIVetBiz Event to Inspire, Educate & Connect Entrepreneurs – Superior

August 2, 2017  Superior, WI
Start Date August 2, 2017
End Date August 2, 2017
Time 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
Facility Vintage Italian Pizza (VIP) · Galleria Ballroom
Address 1201 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI 54880
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Join Mayor Jim Payne, @UWSuperiorSBDC & @WiscTechCouncil at Bunker Labs #WIVetBiz #BunkerBrews!

Bunker Labs’ mission is to #inspire, #educate, and #connect military veteran entrepreneurs to the startup community, business/civic leaders, angel/venture investors, and each other.

You DO NOT need to be a military veteran to attend – ALL ENTREPRENEURS, employers, family/small/veteran-owned business, startups & SBDC clients are welcome and encouraged to register!


Professional Development + Business Networking = Great Event!
#WIVetBiz + #BunkerBrews = #MusterAcrossWisconsin
Registration includes 2 drinks and food (heavy Hors d’oeuvres)

· Led by @BunkerLabsWI, @WisconsinSBDC and @WisTechCouncil
· By/for military veteran entrepreneurs, family/small/veteran-owned businesses, etc.
· All business professionals are encouraged to register; not required to be a veteran
· Signup for Bunker Labs newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/cUwuBf
· Register for @WisVets #WIVetBiz veteran-owned business here: https://goo.gl/qgxbML


Vintage Italian Pizza (VIP) · Galleria Ballroom
1201 Tower Avenue, Superior, WI 54880
(715) 392-5555


4:30-5:00 p.m. – Registration, beverages, snacks & “Open For Business”
Chris Schiffner? – Sr. Investment Mgr., WEDC
#Start by Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC)

5:00-5:30 p.m. – “Local resources to start & grow your business”
                           Andrew Donahue, MBA/MA – Director. UW-Superior SBDC
                           Cassie Roemhildt – Outreach Specialist, UW-Superior SBDC
#Educate powered by UW-Extension & Wisconsin SBDCs

5:30-6:00 p.m. – “Technology Council & state resources for entrepreneurs“
                           Mark Ehrmann – Partner, Quarles & Brady
                           Bram Daelemans – Director, Wisconsin Investor Network
                           Nancy Mistele – Office of Bus. Dev., Dept. of Admin.
#Educate energized by Wisconsin Technology Council

6:00-6:20 p.m. – Superior Mayor Jim Paine * (& Marine Corps veteran)

6:20-6:40 p.m. – Strong Compass: Starting A Company To Serve Veterans
                           Dustin Oosten, MS, LMFT * – Prog. Dir. & Mentor, @StrongCompass
                           Nick Benjamin * – Ops. Mgr., @StrongCompass
#Inspire @UWSuperiorSBDC Entrepreneur Spotlight

6:40-7:00 p.m. – Duluth Whiskey Project LLC: Starting A Spirits Company
                           Kevin Evans * – CEO/Founder, Duluth Whiskey
#Inspire @BunkerLabsMPLS Entrepreneur Spotlight

7:00-7:30 p.m. – #BunkerBrews business/professional networking “happy hour”
#Connect Hors d’oeuvres and open bar innovated by Comcast

                           Introduction to Bunker Labs + Innovator Academy pitches
                           Michael Ertmer * – Executive Director, Bunker Labs Wis.
#Innovate by Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC)

* Military veteran

Select attendees & speakers include:

Mayor Jim Paine – City of Superior
Bram Daelemans – Director, Wis. Investor Network (Madison)
TBD? – WDVA (Madison)
TBD? – WEDC (Madison)
Andrew Donahue, MBA/MA – Director. UW-Superior SBDC
Cassie Roemhildt – Outreach Specialist, UW-Superior SBDC
Mark Ehrmann – Partner, Quarles & Brady (Madison)
Bram Daelemans – Director, Wisconsin Investor Network (Madison)
Nancy Mistele – Office of Bus. Dev., Dept. of Admin. (Madison)
Andrew Donahue, MBA/MA – UW-Superior SBDC Director
Dustin Oosten, MS, LMFT * – Prog. Dir., @StrongCompass
Nick Benjamin * – Ops. Mgr., @StrongCompass
Kevin Evans * – CEO/Founder, Duluth Whiskey
Tim O’Neil * – Exec. Dir., Bunker Labs-Minneapolis
Michael Ertmer * – Exec. Dir., Bunker Labs-Madison/Wis.

* Military veteran


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