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.
The latest episode of "WisBusiness: The Podcast" features DANEnet Executive Director Alyssa Kenney.
Kenney discusses her nonprofit’s work to teach tech to local youth and low-income communities, ensuring they have proper devices and digital literacy skills.
DANEnet has held events at community centers, Boys & Girls Clubs and other easily accessible spots. It also runs the IT departments for area nonprofits, serving about 160 in the county.
The latest installment of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features a discussion with Brian Potts, inventor of the Legalboard and an attorney with the Perkins Coie law firm in Madison.
He explains how his product can make lawyers’ lives easier by minimizing the effort associated with finding specific symbols and typing often-used words.
He also talks about what it’s like as someone with little business experience to start up a company here in Wisconsin.
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Spencer Smith, a social media speaker and consultant. He also acts as principal of Cobalt Properties, a real estate investment firm.
He discusses the importance of social media in companies’ media mix, gives his impression of the recent Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference and talks about the importance of companies being genuine in the social media space.
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Alan Webber, co-founder of Fast Company magazine and former candidate for Governor of New Mexico.
Webber was a featured speaker at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference. He talks about his experiences at the conference, the Governor's Business Plan Contest, and how current trends in business will make history moving forward.
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features a discussion at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference with Josh Verhelst, vice president of global operations for N’compass.
He talks about the Twin Cities company’s data platform being used in medical systems here in Wisconsin, and touches on the concept of using drones to perform wind turbine examinations. He also gives his impression of the conference and explains why he made the trip from Minnesota.
This episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Rachel Wilberding, executive director of Healthy Community Kitchen.
She discusses how the nonprofit helps those in Dane County get nutritious meals after a surgery or other major medical event, and highlights some major impacts the program has had in its first few years.