This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features a discussion with Gus Faucher, chief economist for PNC Financial Services Group.
He sat down for a chat this week at the Wisconsin Bankers Association’s Economic Forecast Luncheon in Madison. He commented on how evolving tech is changing opportunities for work, and gave his take on tackling the workforce shortage in Wisconsin.
“I think it's not going to be a one-size-fits-all approach,” Faucher said. “You're going to need to take a number of different approaches and do that in order to build the kind of 21st century workforce that Wisconsin will need over the longer run."
This week’s podcast is with Kevin Dwyer, CEO for the nonprofit Where Is Care, (pictured here) and Nick Meyers -- both members of the planning committee for the upcoming Nonprofit Draft Day.
The NFL draft-style event will bring together nonprofit groups from all over the state that are seeking new members for their boards of directors. The event will be held at Edgewood College in Madison Saturday from 9 a.m. until around noon.
Where Is Care is an online platform for social and health services currently being developed in Dane County. It was previously known as HealthConnect.Link.
This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Christopher Patterson, CEO of Metisoft Solutions, a company building out websites and mobile applications for Wisconsin’s tech startup industry.
Patterson's company designed and developed the Kilter Rewards app, which is used by over 1,500 users in Madison.
He explains how constructing an online presence can be challenging for entrepreneurs with big ideas, touching on some upcoming projects and technologies he’s most excited about.
This week’s podcast is with Robert Meyer, president of Ventris Learning in Sun Prairie.
This publishing startup creates educational materials aimed at improving literacy for low-income kids. Ventris Learning’s ToggleTalk curriculum provides a structure for young students to learn how to switch between standard English and their own at-home manner of speaking.
This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features a chat with Jason Stringer of the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation.
He talks about the PACE program, which helps commercial property owners get long-term, low-cost loans for upgrading energy efficiency. He explains the benefits for property owners and other stakeholders, and gives an update on how the program is spreading through the state, county by county.
This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features a discussion with Dave Geisler, CEO of Rapid Imaging.
This early-stage Madison startup combines drones with augmented reality technology to deliver insights to its customers. He talks about the company’s roots in aviation-based intelligence used by NASA, and explains how merged technologies can be used in real estate, construction, agriculture, and in emergency situations.
This week’s episode of WisBusiness: The Podcast features a discussion with Dave Grandin, president and CEO of Madison-based Kiio.
He discusses the tech startup’s recently formed partnership with insurance company WEA Trust, as well as the company’s mobile engagement tools for health and wellness, such as its lower back pain product.
This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features a conversation with Building Brave founder and CEO Mary Burke, former Democratic candidate for governor and Trek Bikes executive.
She discusses her nonprofit startup and the recently launched app, touching on societal issues facing women and how her own journey in the political realm set her up for success with Building Brave.
The app was launched in October, and Burke says the first group to target will be college age women and young professionals. She has set an eventual goal of 10 million women on the app, but the process of building up that community will start in the Madison area.
“I think about it as starting a fire,” she said. “At first you need to watch it carefully, you need to put the kindling, the paper, maybe a little fuel on it… as it develops its strength and its energy, it basically takes on a greater power by itself.”
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Michael Aguilar, president and CEO of Innocorp, a Verona-based vendor of impairment simulation products.
Aguilar, the winner of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s Most Innovative Company award, gives his take on how innovation plays a role in the company’s development and products.
This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Kristin Gilkes, executive director for the Customers First Coalition.
She discusses the importance of having all stakeholders at the table when discussing grid modernization and other issues related to energy distribution, and previews an upcoming discussion event to be held in early 2018.