Cultivating an inclusive community
A diversity track was added to the lineup this year. The track includes nine events focused on expanding Milwaukee’s technology and entrepreneurship communities. Startup Milwaukee partnered with Jet Constellations, a community hub for startup and STEM resources founded by Nadiyah Johnson, to create the track.
The founder of MalamaDoe, an entrepreneurial community for women, will talk about the women business life cycle at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Shorewood co-working space. Sheila Long created the women business life cycle after interviewing more than 40 women in business about their experiences.
Entrepreneurs will establish com-
pany values and goals for culture at an interactive workshop hosted by Thrive. The leaders will address common cultural concerns and identify strategies to increase self-awareness at 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Technology Innovation Center.
Jet Constellations will lead a dialogue about diversity and inclusion in technology at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Strategies to encourage central city entrepreneurs to build technology-based startups will be discussed at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at Ward 4.
It’s all about who you know. Startup Milwaukee Week will present opportunities to mix and mingle with entrepreneurs, investors and others.
Speednetwork at Central Standard Craft Distillery will take place at 5 p.m. Nov. 7. The hosts will mix up attendees into small groups and provide conversation starters to help attendees expand their contacts and make meaningful connections.
A happy hour will end the week at The Firm Consulting starting at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Event productions company Rugged Races LLC’s new partnership that will have students from Marquette University orchestrating the 2019 Milwaukee Marathon will be discussed.
Connections also will be formed between entrepreneurs and resources in the region to support growing businesses. One session will share how to tap into $2.5 billion available for research and development from the federal government at 8 a.m. Nov. 6 at The Water Council.
For the techies
As Milwaukee leaders continue to talk about making the city a hub for technology, Startup Week has events focusing on new and emerging ideas.
Two futuristic sounding topics — smart cities and the internet of things — will be discussed at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at PKWARE Inc. Samuel Aten, the CEO of Deeplight Systems, and Christopher Foley, president and founder of P4 Infrastructure, will talk about what’s to arrive in the coming years and what role different stakeholders will have.
How the payment ecosystem is rapidly changing will be addressed at AI in Finance on at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Box. David Temme, a senior vice president at PNC Bank, will lead the session about financial technology.
Learn how technology is changing the music industry from the leaders who formed the new Capitol Records Innovation Center and Gener8tor’s Music Tech Accelerator at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9.
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