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Tuesday, November 17 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Why Sheboygan? Why Now?

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A roundtable discussion featuring out-of-state startup founders who chose to relocate to Sheboygan County to build their businesses

The Sheboygan area has many assets that are drawing interest from out-of-region startup talent and businesses. In the last year, Sheboygan County has attracted at least three, out-of-state startup founders who chose to relocate their lives and their businesses because of the area's existing assets and the potential they saw in Sheboygan's momentum.

This roundtable discussion, hosted by The Surge, will feature those three startup founders. Learn why they chose to move from startup hubs (in Denver/Boulder, New Orleans, and San Francisco) and relocate to Sheboygan County to build their businesses here.
What To Expect:
  • Introductions of each founder and the stories of why they moved
  • Learn what each founder sees in Sheboygan County in comparison to other locations they considered for relocation
  • A discussion on the reasons why the Sheboygan area is an advantageous location for entrepreneurs to create and work on their startups


The Surge is a diverse network of engaged problem-solvers who love to collaborate and grow. By providing focused programming, access to unique resources, and a culture of innovation, The Surge seeks to enable the creation of new ideas and value for Sheboygan County, its residents, and beyond.

Thanks to the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) for supporting the creation and ongoing development of The Surge.

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Michelle Warner

Michelle Warner is an entrepreneur, digital marketer and, lover of big water. She began her career in digital marketing over 20 years ago and started her first business, social impact startup Mobile Citizen, in 2010 out of the Boulder/Denver market after graduating with her MBA from the Universi... Read More →
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Stephanie Hoskins

Co-Founder, Debtle
Stephanie Hoskins moved to Sheboygan County from New Orleans, LA. After a decade in corporate finance and strategy, she launched Debtle, a Fintech SaaS solution that enables companies to easily negotiate and settle overdue invoices with their customers. She loves spending time with her family an... Read More →
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Houston Hoskins

Co-Founder, Debtle
Houston Hoskins is a co-founder and executive of Debtle. His responsibilities have varied and have included authoritative participation in every part of the business. The organizational successes thus far include business concept, fundraising, and stealth mode operations to marketing, client a... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm CST
Sheboygan Sheboygan, WI, USA