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4490 Ventures, a new state fund with Silicon Valley roots, to be featured at WIN-Milwaukee Lunch August 14
Greg Robinson, the manager of the new $30 million 4490 Ventures fund, will discuss his Silicon Valley background and the unique opportunities he sees in Wisconsin companies during the Aug. 14 Wisconsin Innovation Network meeting in Wauwatosa.
Robinson, who spent 12 years in San Francisco’s venture capital world before coming to Wisconsin, was recently named the managing director of 4490, a fund established by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The fund is primarily focused on backing promising software startups in Wisconsin.
For more information or to register for the event visit www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com
Jacquin Davidson new Entrepreneur Director
BizStarts is pleased to announce new Entrepreneur Director, Jacquin Davidson.
Jacquin comes to us from Southern California and says one of her entrepreneurial highlights was when Harrison Ford went to fetch coffee for her during a commercial photo shoot!
She started at J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency in Los Angeles, enjoying leadership roles in the Production, Creative and Facilities Departments. From there, she launched a business in the Entertainment Industry working on commercial productions. As an entrepreneur, she grew the business to the top tier of companies in Southern California by providing services to the television commercial production industry and international print media. She worked with many great Hollywood stars.
Jacquin launched a second business, Davidson Associates, consulting with nonprofit organizations and small businesses on strategic planning, board and staff development, training and fundraising
BizStarts in the News
The recent opening of BizStarts’ BizForge generated good buzz in the business community. Check out these recent media clips, and sign up for our monthly newsletter, The Catalyst, to stay up to date on our programs, events and news.
BizStarts unveils new offices at Schlitz Park - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (April 2, 2014)
A recipe for job creation - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dan Steininger editorial (April 4, 2014)
Sneak peek: BizStarts’ BizForge entrepreneurial hub launches: Slideshow - Milwaukee Business Journal (April 3, 2014)
BizStarts was also recently featured several times recently as part of the larger conversation on the critical need to reverse brain drain and support job creation.
Bomboard featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – top ‘o the fold!
BizStarts companies featured in BizTimes cover story
The February 17, 2014 issue of BizTimes features two BizStarts companies, American Telehealthcare and Bomboard. Read about both and learn why more baby boomers are leaving the regular work force to start their own enterprises.
Bill Richards new Director of Business Development
BizStarts Milwaukee is pleased to announce that Bill Richards has joined the team as Director of Business Development, a new position.
Bill began his professional career working in various capacities for a group of small, family businesses in Wisconsin and Louisiana, which fostered an entrepreneurial spirit as well as a strategic approach to operations, management, and communications with diverse audiences and constituencies.
Bill came to BizStarts from the Donors Forum of Wisconsin, where he served as Director of Membership & Communications. With an eagerness to elevate and further promote Wisconsin’s economic climate and entrepreneurial culture, Bill looks forward to helping the organization do what it does best: provide resources to entrepreneurs so they can start and grow companies. Check out the full staff here!