Matt Younkle, President of Y Innovation, LLC, Inventor of the Turbo Tap
Matt Younkle invented the Turbo Tap in 1995 when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is designed to pour draft beer up to four times faster and with less waste. He gives the history of the product from the beginning stages to where it has landed him today.
Margaret Wheatley Ed.D.
Margaret Wheatley lectures about the use of collaboration to solve work related challenges. She speaks about collaboration and partnering as approaches to problem solving.
Mike Knetter, Dean, Wisconsin School of Business, UW-Madison
Dean Mike Knetter talks about the economy in relation to Wisconsin. First, he discusses that the US cycle of recession and recovery is actually global. Secondly, he says that these trends are always present and shape the opportunities we have as a region, state, and country. Finally, he focuses on opportunities in Wisconsin.
Richard Leinenkugel Secretary of the WI Department of Commerce.
Richard Leinenkugel explains the responsibilities of the Department of Commerce and talks about the goal to foster an entrepreneurial climate in the state.
Mike Siefert, AidMatrix business development director The Aidmatrix Foundation was designated by FEMA to develop and deploy an innovative one-stop shop web-based system for donations management. This scalable, coordinated approach connects private sector, government and leading nonprofit entities during emergencies. Former Wis. governor Scott Macallum joined AidMatrix as President and CEO in...
Liaquat Ahamed, author
Liaquat Ahamed explains the country's current economic state and how we can look to historical events like the Great Depression for lessons. He also provides his insights into the future of the United States' economy.
James Lorence, Professor & Author
David Taylor, Author
Herbert Lewis, Professor
Join the panel discussion of James Lorence's " The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals and Labor in Georgia, 1929-41" and David Taylor's "Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America". Two Oneida writers, Oscar Archiquette and Ida Blackhawk, also participate in the panel.
Gail Ambrosius Owner, Gail Ambrosius Chocolates
Gail Ambrosius speaks about opening her first chocolate shop on the east side of Madison in 2004. She discusses how she got established, some opportunities she came across, and some of the challenges of opening her own business in the specialty niche market.
Michael Levin Chairman and Founder, New View Technologies
Michael Levin was president and CEO of the Titan Industrial Corporation for 15 years before founding the e-Steel Corporation in 1998. His accomplishments and work qualifies him to talk about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and why it matters.
Vicki Bier Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering, UW-Madison
Professor Vicki Bier talks about the impact the pandemic flu has on school closures and business closures as well as the impact it has on the working poor. Lastly she explains how to protect yourself and your community as well as get more information.