NEWaukee announces its Startup MKE week events

Last updated on October 14th, 2019 at 05:54 pm

NEWaukee will offer a variety of engaging events during Startup MKE week this year including a “speaker crawl,” a political open mic and “The Shift,” a female-focused speaker series.

Business owners from companies such as Red Light Ramen, Fiveable and Kohler will host speaker sessions in No Studios from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12.  Speaker Crawl attendees can craft their own speaker programs with the flexibility of staying in one space, or moving to the next.

Bridge the City is hosting a political open mic on privacy, policy and public investment in technology at Central Standard from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov.13 . The political open mic gives entrepreneurs, elected officials, residents and the business community a platform to share solutions to the challenges they face around policy and technology, according to a press release.

The Shift is a female-focused speaker series centered on defining and empowering women’s career trajectories. In response to the Milwaukee Women Inc. Advancing Women Leadership report, the speaker series, held at Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, will explore topics around achieving gender parity in the workplace, according to a press release.

The Shift’s theme will be “Maintaining an Active Pipeline.” The program will feature an opening keynote, a panel discussion, inspirational storytelling sessions from area entrepreneurs and female business leaders. The Shift takes place Thursday Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Startup Milwaukee Week is a part of Startup Wisconsin, a network that includes several cities around the state that simultaneously participate in Startup Wisconsin Week. Participating cities include Appleton, Beloit, Eau Claire, Fond Du Lac, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Two Rivers and West Bend.

A full listing of Startup Milwaukee Week events is available here.

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Brandon Anderegg
Brandon covers startups, technology, banking and finance. He previously worked as a general assignment and court reporter for The Freeman in Waukesha. Brandon graduated from UW-Milwaukee’s journalism, advertising and media studies program with an emphasis in journalism. He enjoys live music, playing guitar and loves to hacky sack.