Grasshoppers can't jump sideways or backwards; only forward

Grasshopper meetings help entrepreneurs and innovators move forward. Presenters with expertise in specific technologies, venture capital and other areas share best practices and spur thought-provoking discussion. Networking abounds.

Thursday, February 22, 2018: 

Matt Cordio will provide an overview of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. He will also preview some of his group's new projects and discuss ways to achieve more robust growth. Matt's insights have been culled from years of experience working on a variety of entrepreneurial efforts. He is an entrepreneur who is focused on building Wisconsin's technology and startup communities through Skills Pipeline Group, which operates a technology recruiting business and organizes Startup Milwaukee and Wisconsin Startup Week.

There is no cost to attend. To RSVP, go to this link.

All meetings are held from 4:30pm to 6:30pm in Room 121 at the Technology Innovation Center, Milwaukee County Research Park, Wauwatosa.

Previous discussions:

Tuesday, January 23, 2018: Kathy Hust, President of Scanalytics Inc. and a former U.S. Cellular senior executive, discussed common problems startups face and how to overcome them.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017: Richard Stevens, Founder and CEO of Medical Advances and Molecular Specialties and Elissa Coyer, Marketing Director at Third Wave Bioactives -- and a veteran of two other startups, Agtech Products and Agro Biosciences discussed building startups, exits and seriel entrepreneurship. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Dave Linz, Client Services Director at the UW-Extension's Center for Technology Commercialization, discussed how to compete for federal grants. He was joined by Brian Armstrong, president and co-founder of Wauwatosa-based Metria Innovation Inc., which has received more than $1 million of federal grants to further development of its 3D measurement technologies. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017: Ken Johnson, Partner in the Badger Fund of Funds and managing director of Kegonsa Capital Partners, talked about criteria used by professional venture and angel investors to make their investment decisions.

Thursday, August 17, 2017: Ben Stanley, gBETA Milwaukee; Sherry Zhang, Ph.D, MCW Researcher, gBETA graduate and founder of GenoPalate; Scott Johannes, Founder, Immersive Innovations LLC