Elements for Success
Founder, Entre Funding, LLC
With the experience of successfully creating two start-up businesses and managing them along with a third, our speaker has developed a strong foundation for building success. As the Founder of Entre Funding, he has successfully worked with many companies in the region to achieve funding through many small investors, “Crowdfunding,” rather than through traditional funding sources. Mr. Wachowiak will share those experiences with our audience as well as four cornerstone principles. These cornerstones are Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Promotions and Event Planning, and Execution.
Executive Director, EIGERlab
With more than 30 years as a business owner, entrepreneur, business consultant and Accelerator Director, Dan Cataldi brings experience and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by modern day entrepreneurs. His experience includes starting, expanding, merging, selling and closing down his own ventures. He understands the financial and emotional commitments of building your own enterprise and brings personal knowledge and experience in planning, financing, marketing, sales and operations to his clients.
CEO, Foundry Solutions
Professor of Art, UW-Whitewater
Foundry Solutions is a research/licensing technology business in the global foundry industry. The company’s mission is to generate cutting edge technologies that provide the foundry market with products that can save time and energy, to pioneer new conceptual theories in the industry, and to supply environmentally-friendly products.
DR. ROBERT BOOSTROM
Assistant Professor of Marketing, UW-Whitewater
It is critical that entrepreneurs and business owners understand their customers and how they behave. Dr. Boostrom will detail the various stages of the process through which consumers go when considering purchases. Understanding this process allows entrepreneurs and business owners to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their marketing efforts.
Dr. Boostrom has over a decade in the industry working for companies such as Sprint Telecommunications, and Crate and Barrel. Dr. Boostrom now works as an assistant professor of marketing and as an iMentor in the University’s Innovation Hub (iHUB) program.
DR. ERIC COMPAS
Associate Professor of Geography and Geology, UW-Whitewater
Director, Pangea Studios
Assistant Director, Pangea Studios
DR. JEFF VANEVENHOVEN
Assistant Professor of Management, UW-Whitewater
THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER 2012: TOOLS YOU CAN USE TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL VENTURE
5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
5:15 - 5:45 p.m.
5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
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Seminar Series Request for Volunteers
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