Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards & I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) Awards

This prestigious awards program, a main stage event at the annual BizExpo, celebrated the region’s most creative and innovative entrepreneurs as well as innovative products, services or processes developed by Southeastern Wisconsin companies. Prior to the awards program, the event featured a luncheon and robust dialogue among entrepreneurs and innovators who shared their stories – and lessons learned along the way.

Ideal Bravo! Entrepreneur nominees are individuals who demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance, flexibility and more.

Ideal I.Q. (innovation quotient) nominees are companies who develop innovative products or services, or those with notably unique and innovative processes, operational structures and/or market strategies.


Congratulations to the 2018 Bravo! Entrepreneur & I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) award winners.

BizTimes Media celebrated the entrepreneurs and innovators whose ideas and hard work make Milwaukee a better place. BizTimes’ Bravo! Entrepreneur & I.Q Awards honored the region’s most creative and successful entrepreneurs, as well as the most innovative products, services and processes developed by Southeastern Wisconsin companies.

Prior to the awards program, four Milwaukee entrepreneurs shared their secrets to success. The panelists addressed the factors that helped drive their companies’ rapid growth—and how they addressed growing pains.


Elmer Moore, Executive Director, Scale Up Milwaukee, Founder, Milwaukee Denim Co. (1)

Kurt Heikkinen, President & CEO, Montage (2)

Dave Durand, CEO, Best Version Media (3)

Joseph Taylor, Partner, Penrod Software (4)

Moderator: Molly Dill, Managing Editor, BizTimes Media (5)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Tim Keane

Regional Spirit Award: Jeremy Fojut

Bravo! Entrepreneur winners

I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) winners

Highlight Video

Event Details

  • Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • 11:30 – 1:30 PM
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

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