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5 Lakes Institute Fireside Chat @ Badger Startup Summit

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Strategies for Meteoric Growth: Start planning to scale on Day One

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Badger Startup Summit and 5 Lakes Institute team up to present this discussion on the importance of planning for scale. Three UW-Madison alums who have spent their careers scaling companies will share their experiences on what it takes to successfully scale a business.

John Byrnes, Chairman 5 Lakes Institute, founder, retired Chairman and Executive Managing Director, Mason Wells, a top tier Midwest private equity firm.

Tom Erickson, Founding Director, UW-Madison School of Computer, Data and Information Sciences. Until late 2019 when his company sold a majority stake for $1 billion, Tom was Founding Board Director, Chairman and CEO of Acquia, a Boston-based provider of cloud platforms for digital experience management.

George Roberts, Partner Open View Partners and formerly EVP North America, Oracle. While at Oracle, George was responsible for over $1 billion in revenue and more than 2,000 employees, reporting directly to Oracle CEO and Chairman, Larry Ellison.

Moderated by Kathleen Gallagher,a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Executive Director of 5 Lakes Institute (Kathleen is also a UW-Madison alum).

This event is a part of Forward Festival 2020. For details go to Badgerstartup.com

Access to this event is included with your Forward Pass.

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