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2012 Entrepreneurs' Conference



The 2012 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference was a great success! It was held June 5-6 at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

The 10th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference was one of the Midwest's premiere networking and educational events for entrepreneurs. Business leaders, investors and others made connections as they learn how to crack into today’s emerging markets. The 2012 two-day attendance was 427 people, and the winner of the 2012 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest was RoWheels, led by Rimas Buinevicius and Jan Moen of Madison. The 2012 Seize the Day Award winner was Kay Koplovitz, founder of USA Networks. 

Keynote speakers included:

Julie Wainwright, former CEO of Pets.com; founder/CEO of TheRealReal.com

Bob Dorf, co-author of The Startup Owner's Manual: The Step by Step Guide for Building a Great Company

Dave Berkus, founder and president of Berkus Technology Ventures


Attendee List:

To view the 2012 attendee list, click here.


Press Coverage:

Ergonomic drive system for wheelchairs wins 2012 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Marathon County student wins Wisconsin YES! student business plan contest

'Diligent Dozen' selected to present live June 5th at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference

USA Network founder Koplovitz to receive 2012 'Sieze the Day' award at Entrepreneurs' Conference

Learn how investors view startup companies at 10th Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference

Startup expert and author Bob Dorf to speak at 10th Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Angel investors select Milwaukee and Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference for June 5-6 meeting

Startup legend Julie Wainwright to speak at 10th annual Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Startup veterans among panelists to speak at 10th Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference

Tech trend-watcher Berkus to speak at Wis Entrepreneurs' Conference