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.
This week’s episode of WisBusiness: The Podcast features Alwyn Fitzgerald, president of the Wisconsin Winery Association and part of the leadership for the recently formed Wisconsin Craft Beverage Coalition.
He talks about the rising number of craft beverage operations in the state, and gives his perspective on challenges and threats facing craft producers of wine, beer and spirits.
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” is with serial entrepreneur Matt Younkle, and focuses on his latest startup idea: the Cardigan app.
Younkle was co-founder of Murfie, a system for digitizing music collections. With Cardigan, he wants to simplify the process of exchanging contact information.
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Chris Johnson, a lecturer at UW-Madison who teaches an introductory course on unmanned aerial systems, or drones.
He touches on some of the things students will be learning about in the second part of the class, such as managing and working with data, creating imagery models and other entrepreneurial skills.
Participants recently finished the first half of the course, and will soon begin work on individual projects which leverage drone data.
This episode of “WisBusiness The Podcast” features Shannon Lory, a partner in virtual reality firm Arch Virtual.
He discusses the company’s role in getting Plan Commission clearance for the Spark Building, future home of StartingBlock Madison. He also gives his take on how VR is disrupting other industries and providing more diverse opportunities for innovation.