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Sarada

UW-Madison School of Business
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Chris Abele

CSA Partners / Former Milwaukee County Executive
Managing Director
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Stephanie Adamany

WARF
General Counsel
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Alexa Alfaro

Meat on the Street
Author and Co-Owner
JA

Jan Anderson

Sherman Phoenix
Director of Programming + Events
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Aaron Armstrong

Armstrong Ventures
Founder
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Aimee Arnoldussen

Discovery to Product
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Jenna Atkinson

The P5 Project
Founder & CEO
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Dennis Barnum

MERLIN Mentors, Pitch & rePlay Wrangler, Patient Care Partners
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Irina Becker

MB Collab
Co-founder
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Aneysha Bhat

Perennial Culture
Co-founder & Culture Designer
SB

Scott Biederman

Musky Tank, LLC
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Amanda Brandt

Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses
Chief Marketing Officer
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Brian Brickham

Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses
President of Property Management & Land Development
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Emily Bringer

Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses
Event Planner
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Scott Brunner

Husch Blackwell
Attorney
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Chris Burns

BConnected
Director of Business Development
avatar for David Carpenter

David Carpenter

Oil Painter, Muralist and Educator
avatar for Stephanie Carpenter

Stephanie Carpenter

Letterpress Printer, Educator, Graphic Designer
avatar for Tara Carr

Tara Carr

Small Business Development Center (UW-Green Bay)
Director
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Alia Carroll

WWBIC
Small Business Consultant
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Nick Cinquepalmi

Blue & Gold Ventures, Vida Coffee, SRBA
Manager of Vida Coffee; SRBA Board Member
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Zach Clark

Fifth Ward Brewing Company
Co-Owner
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Phil Colicchio, Esq.

Cushman + Wakefield
Executive Managing Director
avatar for Becca Cooke

Becca Cooke

Red Letter Grant
Founder, Executive Director
avatar for Julie Coppersmith, FIC

Julie Coppersmith, FIC

Thrivent Financial
avatar for Matt Cordio

Matt Cordio

Skills Pipeline
Growth Partner / Founder
EC

Elaine Coughlin

CoLab
Community Manager
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Genaro Cardaropoli CPA

Hjortness & Associates CPA’s
President
avatar for Caroline Crisafulli

Caroline Crisafulli

The Ohio State University
avatar for Beth Crowell

Beth Crowell

The Hippie Banker
Owner
avatar for Ann Culver

Ann Culver

Annie’s Fountain City Cafe
Owner/Operator
avatar for Zech Dahms

Zech Dahms

Perennial Culture
Co-founder & Culture Architect
avatar for Callan Davey

Callan Davey

Blue & Gold Ventures, Go and Go Shop
Manager of Go and Go Shop
avatar for Brian Davis

Brian Davis

Fox Valley Technical College
Adjunct Faculty
avatar for Judy Dejno,

Judy Dejno,

Thrive HDC
CEO
avatar for Jesse DePinto

Jesse DePinto

Frontdesk
Co-founder & Chief Product Officer
avatar for Joseph Dillon

Joseph Dillon

OEC Graphics
Marketing Strategy
avatar for Amanda DoAmaral

Amanda DoAmaral

Fiveable
Founder & CEO
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Curtiss Dokey

Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
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Dean Dumez

Boogie Bikes
CEO
avatar for Caleb Dykema

Caleb Dykema

FixdPicks
Co-Founder
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Jeremy Burri EA

Veritas Financial
Advisor
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Daniel Einhorn

Capital Midwest
General Partner
avatar for Mfonsio Ekong

Mfonsio Ekong

gener8tor
Director, Social Impact Milwaukee
avatar for Mark Elliot

Mark Elliot

AMPHORA
Brand Development Manager
avatar for Jill Enos

Jill Enos

TitletownTech
Managing Director
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Tom Erickson

UW-Madison School of Computer, Data, and Information Sciences
Founding Director
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Trisha Erpelding, MSW

Mental Health America in Sheboygan County
Director of Education & Advocacy
avatar for Sara Eskrich

Sara Eskrich

Democracy Found
Executive Director
avatar for Sal Fadel

Sal Fadel

Senior BI Engineer and Business Intelligence/Data Science Team Lead
avatar for Jason Fields

Jason Fields

Managing Director
DarkKnight Capital Ventures
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Ngosong Fonkem

Page•Fura, P.C.
Attorney
BF

Brian Fox

UW-Madison
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Policy and Integrity
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Evan Friemuth

Free & Brave Communications
Founder
avatar for Kathleen Gallagher

Kathleen Gallagher

5 Lakes Institute
Executive Director
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Brandan Gauthier

Gauthier Furniture
Artisan Furniture Maker Specializing in Architectural Salvage
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Dr. Bruce German

Foods for Health Institute, UC Davis
Director
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Clay Gordon

Stout Street Capital
Partner
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Robert Gratzl

UW-Madison
Assistant Director, Contracts, Research and Sponsored Programs
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Tim Gremore

Headway
Development Lead
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Nathaniel Haban

Haban Media Works
Cinematographer
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George Haikal

Blue & Gold Ventures; Vida Coffee
Manager of Vida Coffee
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Tim Hanley

Marquette
Interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration
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Ryan Hatch

Headway
Head of Product Strategy & Innovation
avatar for Kathy Henrich

Kathy Henrich

MKE Tech Hub Coalition
CEO
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Jackie Hermes

Accelity
CEO
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Houston Hoskins

Debtle
Co-Founder
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Stephanie Hoskins

Debtle
Co-Founder
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Dr. Joy Ippolito

American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact
Social Impact Investment Director
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Ram Jambunathan

SAP:iO
Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Strategy for SAP and...
avatar for Melissa Janseen

Melissa Janseen

Royal Credit Union
Financial Education Supervisor
avatar for Kyle Jansson

Kyle Jansson

UWM Prototyping Center
Director
avatar for Karen Kahn

Karen Kahn

IFundWomen
Founder & CEO
avatar for Robert Kaminski

Robert Kaminski

Headway
Product Strategist
avatar for Tammy Katers

Tammy Katers

Spectrum Insurance Group
Business Insurance & Risk Management Advisor
avatar for Matthew Kee

Matthew Kee

Greater Green Bay Chamber
Startup Development Manager
avatar for Jon Kinney

Jon Kinney

Headway
Partner & CTO
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AJ Kruse

humanworks
The Concept Illustrator
avatar for Lori Kuhn

Lori Kuhn

Thrive HDC
CFO
CL

Cooper Larson

Royal Credit Union
Community Financial Education Coordinator
avatar for Garret Laugavitz

Garret Laugavitz

CrowdFounder
CEO
avatar for Darla LeClair

Darla LeClair

Basil Ishkabibble’s Art Gallery & Artist Share-Space
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Sheila Long

MalamaDoe Coworking
Founder
PM

Pete Marsnik

Musky Tank, LLC
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Richelle Martin

Winnow Fund
Founder / Managing Director
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Matt Maurice

MKE CoWork
Chief Opportunity Officer
avatar for Anne Mayette

Anne Mayette

Husch Blackwell
Attorney
avatar for Clint McManaman

Clint McManaman

Headway
Senior Designer
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Nichole Mercier

Washington University in St. Louis
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Sam Meyer

18 Hands Ale Haus
Owner
EM

Evan Middlesworth

Pablo Center at the Confluence
Director of Artistic Programming
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Jacob Miller

Headway
Marketing & Brand Manager
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Emerald Mills

Diverse Dining
Author and Founder
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Serene Mireles

GE Healthcare
Senior UX Designer
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Cheryl Mitchell

UWM SBDC
Director
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Scott Mitchell

Growth Gizmo
Director
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Tarik Moody

Radio Milwaukee
Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation
avatar for Eirik Nelson

Eirik Nelson

SarrikClean
President
avatar for Andrew Norman

Andrew Norman

UW-Madison
Senior University Legal Counsel
avatar for Andy Nunemaker

Andy Nunemaker

Applied Systems
Entrepreneur, VP
avatar for Brittany O'Malley

Brittany O'Malley

Royal Credit Union
Financial Education Supervisor
avatar for Kenneth Osmond

Kenneth Osmond

Planet Perk Coffee Houses
Owner
SP

Sergio Paluch

BetaBoom
Founding Partner
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Kyle Payne

Bemis Retail Solutions
Marketing/Business Development
avatar for Sam Pecard

Sam Pecard

Headway
Designer
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Adam Peck

Riverwater Partners
CIO
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Sydney Pingitore

Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses
President, Merchandising
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Michael Raymond

Imagine Road Productions
Owner
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Josh Rizzo

Satellite Six
Marketing Director
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Dr. Laci Robbins

Robbins' Nest Consulting
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Kris Ropella

Marquette
Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering
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Ann Rupnow

University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
Entrepreneurship & Economic Development
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Emilee Rysticken

Scream 'N Conuts
Owner
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Dave Sachse

Midwest Perks / Sachse Family Fund
Founder & Owner / Manager
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Jeffrey Sachse

Rawley Point Economic Advising
Founder
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Craig Schedler

Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures
Managing Director
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Chris Schwaar

Blue & Gold Ventures, VenturEd
Designer
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Andi Sciacca

The MKE Food School
Founder + Executive Director
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Jason Wallace – The Restaurant Scientist™

Cornerstone Business Labs
President
avatar for Raymond Seaver

Raymond Seaver

Zizzl
Founder & CEO
avatar for Michelle Sherbinow

Michelle Sherbinow

Kiva
Capital Access Manager
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Brianna Shonenberg

Husch Blackwell
Attorney
avatar for Clara Sieg

Clara Sieg

Revolution Ventures
Partner & Founding Member
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Michelle Somes-Booher

Small Business Development Center at UW-Madison
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Katie Soyka

Katie Soyka Photography
Owner
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Dan Spanbauer

FS Webcenters Oshkosh
Co-Owner
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Nick Stark

EmPower HR
Sales Consultant
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Izzy Staton

Blue & Gold Ventures; 1881 Event Productions
Outgoing President of 1881 Event Productions
AS

Adhira Sunkara

WiSys
Manager of Innovative Ventures
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Billy Sweetman

Headway
Design Lead
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Grady Teske

Modern Business Resources
President
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Brian Thompson

UW Milwaukee Research Foundation
avatar for Kate Trevey

Kate Trevey

Marquette
Director of Engineering and Innovation Leadership Development
avatar for Emily Elsner Twesme

Emily Elsner Twesme

Bright Business Consulting
Owner
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Justin Vandehey

Disco
Co-founder
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Shashank Varma

WorkFrame Consulting
Owner
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Paige Vazquez

EmPower HR
HR Generalist
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Lee Veldkamp

Simply Earth
Co-Founder & CEO
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Venkat Venkataramani

Rockset
CEO & Co-Founder
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Andrew Verboncouer

Headway
Partner & CEO
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Gerard Viverito

Blue Nalu Cellular Aquaculture
Executive Chef
avatar for Karlee Wallin

Karlee Wallin

Royal Credit Union
VP Small Business Lending Manager
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Brian Walsh

Center for Technology Commercialization
Commercialization Consultant
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Ian Wenger

Fifth Ward Brewing Company
Co-Owner
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Brandon Wentland

Optimal Digital Marketing
CEO
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Nick White

Chippewa Valley Tours
Owner/Operator
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Nick Wichert

Northwestern Mutual Venture Studio
Senior Director
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Dr. Sylvia Wilson

Teens Grow Greens
Program Director
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Lori Wood

eWomen Network
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Idella Yamben

Center for Technology Commercialization
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Susie Younkle

MERLIN Mentors
Program Director
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John Zeratsky

Technology Designer and Startup Investor