Megan Blake-Horst, Gallery Manager, Absolutely Art
Meghan Blake-Horst is the gallery manager for a community-based art gallery on the east side of Madison called Absolutely Art. Her gallery showcases affordable art and stresses the importance and impact of buying locally.
Sonya Newenhouse, President, Madison Environmental Group, Inc.
Dr. Sonya Newenhouse, founder and president of Madison Environmental Group as well as the car-sharing organization called Community Car, discusses her personal life, her career path, and her connection between entrepreneurialism and the green movement.
Tom Still, President, Wisconsin Technology Council
Tom Still discusses the opportunities available for financially starting up great ideas from entrepreneurs.
Laurie Benson, President, Inacom
Laurie Benson goes through exploring hope and dreams in a way to become the most successful as possible.
Jodi Bender Sweeney, Consultant, Movement to Advance Foundations for Public Schools
Jodi Bender Sweeney expands on the innovative idea and entrepreneurialism in the public school foundation. She talks about the current quality of public education, what can be expected in the future, and new ways to fund a better education.
Paige Goldner, Professional Recruiter, QTI Group
Paige Goldner speaks about the concepts and definitions of entrepreneurialism. She explains how to combine personal and professional goals as well as incorporating leadership skills into a job search or starting an organization.
Mark Copelovitch, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison
Professor Mark Copelovitch discusses the causes of the global economic crisis, taking a look at what has happened so far. He speaks of the effects on the financial system and economy. He covers the politics of financial stability, the history of policy responses, and the possibility of future repercussions.
Michael West, Chief Executive Officer of BioTime Inc., discusses the commercialization of human stem cell technology, what has happened in the past and his hopes for the future. The history of stem cell research is introduced by Mark Bugher and Tommy Thompson.
Toni Sikes, Founder, The Guild
Founder and artistic advisor of The Guild Inc., Toni Sykes talks about how she started her business and where she is today.
Founder of Oompa Toys, Milanie Cleere tells the story of how she got her business started. They specialize in non-branded, specialty toys, gear and furniture.