Then join Milwaukee’s largest community of entrepreneurs.  The Technology Innovation Center at Research Park is a community of constant innovation, where ideas flow out of laboratories and into the forefront and where entrepreneurs drive the innovations that move us all ahead.  With the perfect location at the Zoo Interchange, the hub of the metro area, we are just 15 minutes from downtown Milwaukee, 15 minutes from Mitchell International Airport, and 15 minutes from the Corners of Brookfield.  It’s not only about location, the Technology Innovation Center provides its exceptional community of entrepreneurs with the environment, the support, and resources they need.  Not just to grow, but to thrive.

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Grasshopper Events – Grasshoppers can’t jump sideways or backwards; only forward
Meetings are at 4:30 to 6:30 pm Technology Innovation Center, Room 121

March 22 - Aaron Hagar, Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., will discuss his division's strategy and programs, along with associated metrics and historical trends. Aaron will also talk with us about Wisconsin's startup and risk capital funding landscape.

April 19 - LeAnne Foster, Principal with Water Street Advisors, a mergers and acquisitions consulting firm, will discuss how to position your company, create value and prepare for successful and lucrative exits.

May 24 - Matt Cordio, Co-founder of Skills Pipeline, which operates a tech recruiting business and organizes Wisconsin Startup Week and other events, will discuss our entrepreneurial ecosystem and ways to achieve more robust growth. 

June 21 - Mike Anderes, Chief Innovation & Digital Officer for Froedtert Health, and President of Inception Health, will discuss his organization's strategies for harnessing local and global innovation to improve care and the community's health, reinvent the consumer experience and reduce the cost of healthcare.

July 19 - Todd Sobotka, Managing Director and Investment Committee Chair at BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, will show scenes from well-known movies to illustrate and spur discussion about the importance for startups of having a plan, listening to feedback and hustling.

Hold these dates for more 2018 Grasshopper meetings:
August 23 | September 20 | October 25 | November 22



8,000 sq ft office space starting at $12/sq ft

3,000 sq ft lab space starting at $19/sq ft

4,000 sq ft light manufacturing starting at $8/sq ft