Elements for Success is a series of seminars held at the Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center that features experts on areas of interest to local and regional business owners and entrepreneurs. Topics range from startup basics to protecting intellectual property. Every event offers invaluable opportunities to connect with regional entrepreneurs, business owners, and business resource providers. The events are free, open to the public, and include refreshments.

Upcoming Events

22 JULY 2014: WHY SOME SMART MONEY IS BETTER THAN LOTS OF DUMB MONEY - A conversation around taking on investment and investors

Featured Resource: Michael Johnson [Founder, Full Potential Associates; Author, Kill the First Tiger]

19 AUGUST 2014: TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!


Featured Resource: Check back soon to find out.


We are currently planning more summer and fall events. Please check back for updated schedules. Contact Roger Gerndt (gerndtra17@uww.edu) to be a featured speaker, and to be added to the "Whitewater Innovation Report" newsletter, which contains information on upcoming events.

Past Speakers

22 APRIL 2014: CRITICAL ACCOUNTING INSIGHTS FOR THE STARTUP

Featured Resource: Robert Quinn [Senior Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause]

18 APRIL 2014: COLLABORATION TOOLS FOR BUSINESSES

Featured Resource: Dr. Choton Basu [Associate Professor of IT Supply Chain Management and Founder, GoStrive]

3 APRIL 2014: CREATE RAVING FANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Featured Resource: Mike McKay [Business Coach, Action Coach]

18 MARCH 2014: WHY BUSINESS PLANNING IS IMPORTANT

Featured Resource: Bud Gayhart [Director, UW-Whitewater Small Business Development Center]

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: Choton Basu's PowerPoint presentation on tools for global entrepreneurs

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

Featured Resources:

Agenda

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

Summer - Tuesday Morning Presentations:

  • 8:00 am: Refreshments and Networking
  • Guest speaker
  • Networking

Fall - Thursday Evening Presentations:

  • 5:00 pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • Guest speaker
  • Networking


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 Roger Gerndt at gerndtra17@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

Mark Johnson, Interim Director
262.472.5290
johnsomw@uww.edu

Roger Gerndt, Incubation Services Associate
262.472.5291
gerndtra17@uww.edu