Finding the Funds to Bring an Invention to Market, meeting of the Downtown Metro Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club, Oct. 27, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.; includes presentation from Dan Steininger, founder of Milwaukee Bizstarts Angel Investor Group and a panel of funding experts across the state; 135 W. Wells St., Milwaukee. For information, call 414-223-1670 or visit

Family Enterprise Continuity Seminar, Nov. 4, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison; presented by the UW Family Business Center, a not for profit, membership organization for family-owned businesses; Program attendees will explore problems that are unique to business-owning families and challenge them to consider "seventh generation thinking." Emphasis will be placed on recognizing human, intellectual and financial capital. The program is open to potential FBC members who may attend one program for $200 per company. Registration is required. For more information on registering for this event, go to

Can ‘Joe College’ become ‘Joe Start-up’ Seminar, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Dr., Madison; monthly meeting of WIN-Madison; featured speaker will be Charles Hoslet, managing director of the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations, who will speak about university efforts to build an entrepreneurial culture, off campus as well as on; $25 for WIN members, $30 for non-members; to register, visit

Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium
, Nov. 5-6, Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison; includes presentations from more than 50 companies seeking angel financing and the annual Elevator Pitch Olympics. For more information or to register, visit

Financial Executives International Milwaukee Chapter meets on the second Tuesdays of the month at 5:30 p.m., University Club, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Call Mary at (414) 226-6975.

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