Lisa Kivirist, Author and Innkeeper. John Ivanko, Author and Innkeeper
Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko are the proprietors of the award-winning Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast, which is completely powered by renewable energy. The pair's most recent book is "ECOpreneuring: Putting Purpose and the Planet before Profits."
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.
Phil Robertson, Professor, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University
He talks about the different facets to the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of cropping systems as well as food security. He addresses the doubt some are having about the reliability of biofuels and focuses a lot on biogeochemistry.
Faramarz Vakili, Associate Director of UW-Madison Physcial Plant
Faramarz Vakili sheds light on the energy consumption of UW-Madison's facilities and explains the plans for reducing expenses. As standards and expectations in crease, so does the cost of electricity and water. Listen to the statistics about energy spending and what the future holds for lowering the overall costs.
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.
Elizabeth Popp Berman, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the State University at Albany, SUNY and Sheila Slaughter, the McBee Professor at the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia discuss, from an historical perspective, the scientific research branch of the university and its role in the economy.
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.