This week’s episode of ‘WisBusiness: The Podcast’ is with Olivia Wisden, founder of Babette Travel.
This Madison-based startup caters to students looking to study abroad or get placed in an overseas internship. As a self-described bridge between prospective interns and global companies, the early-stage company aims to make it easier for students to enjoy an international experience.
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Lucas Frisbie, the new startup team strategist for StartingBlock Madison.
Frisbie talks about some of the challenges facing young companies like finding fresh talent and then hiring the right people in order to grow. As a relatively new member of the StartingBlock team, he gives his take on how the organization can help enhance Madison’s startup ecosystem.
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Amy Gannon, co-founder of the women’s entrepreneurial community the Doyenne Group.
Doyenne is a french word for a woman who is respected and well-established in a particular profession or field. The community connects women like these with others that are just starting out in an effort to elevate all women entrepreneurs.
Gannon discusses Doyenne’s organizational strategy, laying out the ways this group pushes for more inclusivity in the entrepreneurial community.
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features returning guest Kevin Dwyer, CEO for HealthConnect.Link. He gives an update on the progress he and his team have made with developing this platform.
HealthConnect.Link is envisioned as an easy-to-use tool for individuals who need support, providing information about availability of services like emergency housing, food pantries, primary care, childcare and more. It would serve as a network for free and subsidized health and social service agencies to provide up-to-date information on availability.
This week’s episode of WisBusiness: The Podcast is with Matt Feifarek, executive director and co-founder of FoodWorks, a community service organization which provides job training and gets participants paying work through its three-week “First Course” program.
This Madison-based startup was co-founded by two others: Jonny Hunter, co-owner of the Underground Food Collective and former two-time nominee for the the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef” award; and Chandra Miller Fienen, an attorney on the planning committee for StartingBlock Madison.
This episode of WisBusiness: The Podcast features Peter Menet, president and CEO of Menet Aero, a drone technology company based in Milwaukee.
He discusses the the connection between military service and drone operation, and talks about how his company uses drones to collect valuable information for other industries elsewhere in the state.
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features a discussion at Forward Fest's Social Good Summit with Jenny Wilson Siklos, founder of Singular English, a workplace communication consultancy.
Siklos comes from a background of teaching English as a second language, and wants to bring that expertise to companies employing members of the international community. Singular English offers training services, cultural awareness seminars, assessment of organizational language and content grading, all in hopes of improving the workplace environment.
This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Brian Sammons, founder, owner and distiller at Twisted Path Distillery and president of the Wisconsin Distillers Guild.
He sits down for a discussion about the challenges facing craft beverage producers in the state, and talks about why it’s necessary for the different craft beverage silos to band together to fight for their interests.
Twisted Path Distillery has been producing organic spirits from scratch in small batches at its distillery in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood since late 2014. The company’s vodka, gin and rum are sold at locations all over Wisconsin as well as in the Twin Cities area.
This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features a discussion with Karen Orr, founder of tech startup PAWS by O-no and creator of iMyK9.
iMyK9 is a device which essentially acts as a baby monitor for dogs, which users can use to keep track of their animal when leaving it in the car for short periods of time. Through an app, the cellular device lets a pet owner see, hear and talk to their animal while tracking the temperature and humidity in the vehicle.
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features a discussion with Terry Whipple, executive director of the Juneau County Economic Development Corporation and co-founder of iLEAD charter school, and Eva Marie Woywod.
Woywod is the mother of a recently graduated student from iLEAD named Kyle Roberts. She and Whipple talk about how iLEAD’s unique learning environment helped him pursue his passions in his own way.