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Mayor’s Listening Session

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On July 22, 2013, Mayor Tom Barrett and seven local entrepreneurs, with businesses ranging from technology to manufacturing, convened on Monday morning for a an hour long “round-table” discussion about the current state of the Milwaukee region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, focusing on ways the City can be involved and support its growth.

The participants led the discussion,  sharing with the Mayor their opinions on the opportunities and challenges that exist for entrepreneurs and growing companies in Milwaukee. While all of these entrepreneurs are actively involved in growing their own companies, they are expressed a strong interest in helping build the entire ecosystem, so that Milwaukee will be known for its culture of entrepreneurship.

Following the discussion, we asked the entrepreneurs to share their thoughts on how the session went-see links below!

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Ugo Nwagbaraocha, Diamond Discs International

Steve Ostrenga, Helios USA

Paul Stillmank, 7Summits

-Clint Laskowski, AuditPad

Anders Stubkjaer, Bomboard, LLC

Brian Wroblewski, Golf Pipeline

Elias Holman, Glimce