Beloit Startup Week Announces Lineup for Inaugural Event Supporting the Local Entrepreneurship Community

Beloit Startup Week will be part of the Wisconsin Startup Week initiative.

Beloit, WI – Irontek is proud to announce the calendar of events for the inaugural Beloit Startup Week, part of the Wisconsin Startup Week initiative taking place November 6th to 12th, 2017.

Beloit Startup Week is focused on building momentum in Greater Rock County’s high-growth entrepreneurship community, showcasing the region’s startup success stories and highlighting the resources available to entrepreneurs in the region.

“The entrepreneurial climate in Wisconsin is transforming right before our eyes,” said Erin Clausen, Irontek Community Manager. “Startup Week is a great opportunity for us to bring entrepreneurs together to collaborate and learn about the resources available to them in Irontek, in Beloit, in Rock County and beyond. We have some awesome events planned and are hoping for great attendance in our first official year with Startup Week.”

“It has been remarkable to watch the transformation of the greater Beloit region due to the investment of groups such as Hendricks Commercial Properties,” said Matt Cordio, Co-founder & President of the Wisconsin Startup Week initiative. “With companies like AccuLynx, Comply365 and SHINE Medical Technologies growing and thriving in the region, it is clear that Rock County is an attractive place for entrepreneurs to grow high-tech innovative companies.”

During Beloit Startup Week, a group of Community Partners will host 10+ events across the greater Beloit and Janesville area. Some of the featured events include:

KICK-OFF HAPPY HOUR | November 6, 2017, 5:00PM – 7:00PM | IRONTEK
Join the crew at Irontek for drinks and light appetizers, mingle within the startup community, take a tour of Ironworks campus and hear about the week’s line-up.

BELOIT STARTUP WEEK LAUNCH WORKSHOP| November 7, 2017, 9:00AM – 1:30PM | IRONTEK
All the basics of entrepreneurship wrapped up into one rapid-fire workshop. Hear from industry experts, financial advisors, social media experts, serial entrepreneurs and more.

BREAKFAST WITH THE BIG CHEESE | November 8, 2017, 8:00AM – 9:30AM | LOCATION TBD
Hosted by the Beloit Rising Professionals,”Breakfast with the Big Cheese” will get you a front row seat to hear some of Rock County’s biggest success stories. Local CEOs share tales of climbing the ladder and give invaluable advice to entrepreneurs and young professionals alike.

STUDENT PITCH BREAKFAST| November 9, 2017, 8:00AM-9:45AM| HONONEGAH HIGH SCHOOL     
Find out what a local high school is doing to promote entrepreneurship from within the classroom. Hear from the students themselves and learn about their startup ideas!

Community Partners involved in Beloit Startup Week include:

Greater Beloit Chamber Rising Professionals, gener8tor, Janesville Innovation Center, Beloit College, UW Rock County, Blackhawk Technical College, Hononegah Community High School, Hendricks CareerTek, Three Pillars Wealth Management, Concordia University Wisconsin

Sponsors of Beloit Startup Week include:

Hendricks Commercial Properties, Irontek, gBETA Beloit

More information and the calendar for Beloit Startup Week can be found at https://wistartupweek.org/beloit

Beloit Startup Week, Part of the Wisconsin Startup Week Initiative

The Wisconsin Startup Week initiative, which was launched this year, is focused on showcasing all of the resources available to entrepreneurs around the state, highlighting the state’s unique entrepreneurial identity and celebrating Wisconsin’s numerous entrepreneurial success stories.

“Entrepreneurs and their companies are critical to the growth and prosperity of Wisconsin’s economy,” said Matt Cordio, Co-founder & President of Wisconsin Startup Week initiative. “We are thrilled to have ten communities around the state of Wisconsin hosting events and connecting entrepreneurs to local resources during the inaugural Wisconsin Startup Week. High-growth entrepreneurship is the leading creator of net new jobs in the state’s economy and we are excited to launch this initiative that will positively impact the number of high-growth entrepreneurs in the state of Wisconsin over the long-term.”

The Wisconsin Startup Week initiative is supported by several major companies around the state including Aurora Health Care, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell and Northwestern Mutual. Events will be hosted during the week of November 6th through 12th, 2017 in Appleton, Beloit, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh and Stevens Point.

About Beloit Startup Week

Beloit Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, investors, local leaders, and major companies together to build momentum and celebrate high-growth entrepreneurship in Rock County, Wisconsin. Hosted November 6 - 12th, 2017, Beloit Startup Week is part of the Wisconsin Startup Week initiative and is supported locally by Hendricks Commercial Properties, Irontek, and gBETA Beloit. To learn more about Beloit Startup Week visit wistartupweek.org/Beloit.

About the Wisconsin Startup Week Initiative

Wisconsin Startup Week is an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, investors, local leaders, and major companies together to build momentum and celebrate high-growth entrepreneurship in Wisconsin. Dozens of events will be hosted in ten cities across the state of Wisconsin during the inaugural Wisconsin Startup Week, November 6 - 12, 2017. To learn more about Wisconsin Startup Week visit, WIStartupWeek.org. The Wisconsin Startup Week initiative is supported by Aurora Health Care, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell and Northwestern Mutual. Statewide media partners include BizTimes Media, Newsradio 620 WTMJ and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.