Entrepreneurialism in Society
Roger Bird, Director of Concept Stores and Retail Services, Trek Bikes, Dream Bikes
Roger Bird talks about the history and current standing of Dream Bikes.
Laura Heisler, Intellectual Property Manager, WARF
Laura Heisler is a program developer for the Morgride Institute for Research and the intellectual property manager for WARF. She explains what intellectual property is and how to use is entrepreneurially. She also goes into a discussion about WARF, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.
Dave Anderson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Family Insurance Group
Chairman and chief executive officer of the American Family group of companies, Dave Anderson explains how entrepreneurialism plays a part in his work with the organization.
Rob Behnke, Co-Founder, Fair Indigo
Robert Behnke is the co-founder and vice president of merchandising with Fair Indigo. He tells about his experiences opening the business, what he has learned, an what he has planned for the future.
Dave Anderson, founder of Famous Dave’s Restaurants, shares his secrets for success using his life’s story to share valuable insight and life lessons. Passion and enthusiasm are the keys to a successful life and career.
Michael Feldman, the host of “Whad'Ya Know” from Wisconsin Public Radio, talks about what lead him to his weekly radio program. He discusses innovation, risk-taking and his successful twenty-five years with the program.
Troy Vosseller, a clinical instructor at the UW-Law School, discusses the mission of the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. Their goal is to provide assistance for first time entrepreneurs, people that don't really know how to navigate the process, navigate the waters.
Troy Vosseller, founder of Sconnie Nation, discusses how he and his partner came up with the concept behind the company, and how they made the leap into starting a company while they were students at UW-Madison. Vosseller talks about partnerships they made and reflects on the future.
Jennifer Uphoff Gray, the artistic director of Forward Theater Company, discusses the intersection between an artist endeavor and entrepreneurship. Gray talks about the mission statement of the organization and the financial and artistic goals set at the inception of the Forward Theater Company in 2009.
Dennis Johnson, a vice-president of Forward Community Investments, explores building the capacity of non-profits across the state of Wisconsin. Johnson discusses the guidance and resources needed to help to build a strong, secure and sustainable statewide non-profit community.