When you hear the word innovation, what type of businesses come to mind? Typically, people think of tech and bio-tech companies, especially in Madison. But what about the traditional industries? Manufacturing, finance, construction, farming? Organizations in these industries can be just as innovative as the newest high-tech company in this city.
Merriam-Webster defines innovation as the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods. 'Brick & Mortar' Innovation aims to highlight local organizations in traditional industries who are, in fact innovative, innovating, innovators. Join us for this event and THINK differently about innovation.
This isn't a panel discussion, it's more of a round-robin or a series of TED talks, if you will. Each guest speaker will be given a limited amount of time to discuss their innovative ways with a limited amount of visuals. Plenty of time will be reserved for questions and networking as this event will be very interactive!
Current list of guest speakers:
- Dan Weiss, Financial Advisor/Co-Founder, LBW Wealth Management
- James Westring, President, Westring Construction
- John Welch, Solid Waste Manager, Dane County Public Works-Solid Waste Division
- Lori Carlson, Owner, Madison Green Box, LLC
- Ryan Lepeska, Lepeska Farms
Additional speakers and location will be announced as we get closer to the event!
This event is part of YPWeek in Madison, WI!