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Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding: What it is and how to do it.

September 9, 2015 9:30 am


Marquette President Lovell to highlight regional innovation at Sept. 10 WIN-Milwaukee meeting

MikeLovellwin_logoMarquette University President Michael Lovell will discuss the university’s initiatives aimed at propelling the Milwaukee region forward as an innovation hub at the Thursday, September 10 WIN-Milwaukee meeting in Wauwatosa.

Lovell became the 24th president of Marquette University on July 1, 2014.  A distinguished scholar, researcher, educator and leader, Lovell holds three academic degrees in mechanical engineering, including a doctorate fro the University of Pittsburgh.  Immediately before assuming the Marquette presidency, Lovell served as chancellor of UW-Milwaukee from 2011 – 2014.  As chancellor, he oversaw the UW-Milwaukee Initiative.  This $240 million capital project includes the 89-acre Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa.  Among its many uses, the campus is where many community partners, including WIN-Milwaukee, come together for regular meetings.


This Week’s Important Read

Learning to be an Entrepreneur from Watching TV
Article written by BizStarts President, Dan Steininger

It all started with ABC’s Shark Tank. Entrepreneurs of all stripes have been pitching savvy investors for capital.

Never mind that no angel or VC investor would ever invest a dime of their money after a 15 minute pitch. Any investor worth their salt would not believe a word an entrepreneur says during a pitch unless it is followed up due diligence review occurs and all of the information could be confirmed.

The ratings were high enough that Shark Tank is now in rerun mode almost nightly.

It has spawned shows that are actually a little more down to earth and instructive. The latest Is Blue-Collar Millionaire, which is actually quite profound. The entrepreneur who started 1-800 Got Junk never made it to college and started collecting junk in an old pickup feel. He’s now mega-billionaire.

Click here to read the full article

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. 

Hatching a business: Startups learn to fly in challenging environment – BizTimes (July 27, 2015)

Jacquin Davidson returns to help grow companies with BizStarts – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (February 17, 2015)

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.

Sustaining the state’s startups – Kenosha News, Tom Still editorial (April 7, 2014)

Entrepreneurs can reverse brain drain – The Startup Economy, John Torinus (April 2014)