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Mayor Barrett’s Entrepreneur Week


Monday, November 10
6 pm to 7pm 

Jerry Jendusa will present his growth story as founder of EMTEQ, the company he grew and sold. In his eye, if you are not growing, you are dying. If you grow too fast without the proper planning, this will lead to another dynamic of chaos. The key is to manage and control the chaos while still loving what you do. In his talk, he will expand on how businesses owners should give up some of the control in order to establish a culture that focuses on believing in the people you hired. Jerry will also discuss how basic obtainable and simplified plans, having a strong vision/mission, and creating an execution strategy with ownership by the whole team can create magical growth opportunities for all involved.

Tuesday, November 11
6pm- 8pm at Zizzo Group Marketing

Scale Up Milwaukee will be holding a Share-a-thon at Zizzo Group Marketing   from 6:00 – 8:00. All are invited to network while collecting and communicating growth stories happening in the region. Bring a smartphone, tablet or computer and plan on live posting to your favorite social media platform during this fun and important evening. The Share-a-thon is about collecting and sharing the often untold stories of growth and progress in the region.

Wednesday, November 12

5 pm to 7pm 

Scale Up Milwaukee will host a discussion with Joe Fazio, founder and president of Commerce Bank will speak of his experience starting and scaling his company. He will provide his unique outlook as an entrepreneur who started a bank that would go on to provide growth opportunities for local businesses looking to scale up. This event is co-hosted by Startup Milwaukee and Innovation in Milwaukee (MiKE) at the new Commons space,

Thursday, November 13
12:30pm – 1:30 pm

Scale Up Milwaukee will host an session with Elaine Eisenman, Dean of Executive Education at Babson College and founding member of Women Corporate Directors. She will discuss women in entrepreneurship hosted at WWBIC.

5:30pm – 7:30 pm

Scale Up Milwaukee will  have evening networking social for entrepreneurs hosted by Sosh.