The Elements for Success Seminar Series is a series of seminars held at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center and features experts on areas of interest to local and regional business owners and entrepreneurs. Topics may range from startup basics to protecting intellectual property. The events are FREE and open to the public! Each event features a Meetup networking opportunity and free refreshments.

Upcoming Schedule


 TUESDAY 15 APRIL 2014: DOING BUSINESS ON THE iPAD
Featured Resources: Josh Fishburn [Associate Professor of Communication, UW-Whitewater]

The iPad and tablets have taken recently taken the business world by storm. These devices can be used to make your business more efficient and access information remotely with ease. Josh will cover a variety of different iPad business applications such as such as Light Project Management, PDFs, annotation, and more.

7:00 pm: Refreshments and Networking
7:30 pm: Featured Speaker

   
 TUESDAY 22 APRIL: CRITICAL ACCOUNTING INSIGHTS FOR THE STARTUP

Featured Resources: Bob Quinn, CPA [Senior Manager, Baker Tilly]

Proper accounting practices are are a critical factor in the success of a Startup. There are a variety of opportunities in the tax code and best accounting practices that entrepreneurs can take advantage of. Bob Quinn will provide a broad overview of the critical accounting areas that Startups can use to maximize their assets.

7:00 pm: Refreshments and Networking
7:30 pm: Featured Speaker


 






Past Speakers

6 MARCH 2014: EVENT PLANNING AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING SUPPORT

Featured Resources: Dr. Seth Meisel [iMentor and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education] and Ryan Callahan [Director, Continuing Educational Services, UW-Whitewater]

18 FEBRUARY 2014: DIGITAL MARKETING

Featured Resource: David Gee [Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, UW Whitewater, and WhIP iMentor]

6 FEBRUARY 2014: LEGAL ISSUES FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND STARTUPS

Featured Resource: Dr. Linda Reid [Whitewater Incubation Program iMentor and Associate Professor of Finance and Business Law]

5 DECEMBER 2013: THAT $5 LOGO IS A STARTUP NO-GO

Featured Resource: Renee Melton [Whitewater Incubation Program iMentor and Associate Professor of Art and Design]

21 November 2013: CUTTING EDGE TOOLS FOR GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURS: A 2020 PERSPECTIVE
[GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK EDITION]

Featured Resources:

19 November 2013: WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS WORTH? [GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK EDITION]

Featured Resources:

3 October 2013: LESSONS LEARNED: LAUNCHING A BUSINESS--FROM IDEA TO PROFIT

Featured Resource: MobCraft Beer

1 September 2013: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS TO LAUNCH AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS 

Featured Resource: Slipstream LLC

1 August 2013: GROWING YOUR IDEA/BUSINESS USING GROWTHWHEEL

Featured Resources:

11 July 2013: LEVERAGING UNIVERSITY CENTERS/EXPERTISE TO LAUNCH AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Featured Resources:

6 June 2013: LEVERAGING UNIVERSITY CENTERS/EXPERTISE TO LAUNCH AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Featured Resources:


2 May 2013: Crowdfunding

Featured Resource: Chris Wachowiak [Founder, Entre Funding, LLC]

 

4 April 2013: EIGERlab's Center for Product Development | 3D Printing

Featured Resource: Dan Cataldi [Executive Director, EIGERlab]

 

7 March 2013: Out of the Fire and Into the Frying Pan

Featured Resource: Dan McGuire [CEO, Foundry Solutions and Professor of Art, UW-Whitewater]

 

14 February 2013: Understanding the Consumer Decision-Making Process

Featured Resource: Robert Boostrom [iMentor and Assistant Professor of Marketing, UW-Whitewater]

 

12 December 2012: X Marks the Spot: Mapping for Businesses and Finding Digital "Treasures"

Featured Resource: Eric Compas [Director, PANGEA Studios]

Agenda

The Whitewater Incubation Program is adding to its spring 2014 Elements for Success lineup to include additional Tuesday events. Please check event start times carefully as they vary by event.

Tuesday Presentations:
7:00 pm: Refreshments and Networking
7:30 pm: Featured Presentation

Thursday Presentations:
5:00 pm: Refreshments and Networking
5:30 pm: Featured Presentation

Location
Whitewater University Innovation Center
Room 105 A/B
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Volunteer for a Session

We are currently seeking volunteers for fall 2014 Elements for Success Seminar Series sessions.  If you would like to volunteer for a session, please send an email containing the information below to Denise Ehlen at ehlend@uww.edu.

  • Preferred date/time
  • Session title
  • Co-presenter(s) if applicable
  • Session description (up to 30 words)
  • Target audience
  • Key outcomes
  • A color photograph (preferable a jpg) for use on the web and flyer
Contacts

Denise Ehlen, Director
262.472.5212
ehlend@uww.edu

Ryan Pingel, Outreach Program Manager
262.472.5212
pingelre08@uww.edu