Racine Startup Week
 World-famous for O&H Kringle and Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, Racine is located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River between Kenosha and Milwaukee. The fifth-largest city in Wisconsin, Racine was rated "the most affordable place to live in the world" by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey in January 2017 and ranked #4 on a list of the best places for women to start a business by NerdWallet. We have a long history of manufacturing and innovation and over the last 100 years major companies have called Racine home including: J.I Case, S.C. Johnson, Dremel, Twin Disc, Modine, InSinkErator, Hamilton Beach, Western Publishing, and Horlick’s Malted Milk. Racine County is the future home of Foxconn and we are very excited to see the change and innovation that will bring and our emerging startup and entrepreneurial scene is ready to welcome it.

World-famous for O&H Kringle and Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings, Racine is located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River between Kenosha and Milwaukee. The fifth-largest city in Wisconsin, Racine was rated "the most affordable place to live in the world" by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey in January 2017 and ranked #4 on a list of the best places for women to start a business by NerdWallet. We have a long history of manufacturing and innovation and over the last 100 years major companies have called Racine home including: J.I Case, S.C. Johnson, Dremel, Twin Disc, Modine, InSinkErator, Hamilton Beach, Western Publishing, and Horlick’s Malted Milk. Racine County is the future home of Foxconn and we are very excited to see the change and innovation that will bring and our emerging startup and entrepreneurial scene is ready to welcome it.

 
 

Event Calendar 2018

Monday, november 5th

  • 9am: Legal 101 - All you need to know to kick off your business (panel), Gateway Technical College

  • 10am: Legal 101 - All you need to know to kick off your business (coaching sessions), Gateway Technical College

  • 1pm: Revenue and Funding Models: An overview of resources to get your business off the ground, Gateway Technical College

  • 5pm: Kickoff Happy Hour with welcome remarks from Mayor Cory Mason (title/blurb TBD), Polaris Talent Inc, WWBIC, VGR, Uncorkt

Tuesday, november 6th

  • 9am: Social Media for Small Business - Branding, Gateway Technical College, Leeward

  • 10am: Social Media for the Job Seeker - how to get found, Gateway Technical College, Polaris Talent Inc

  • 3:30pm: Tourism is Small Business, Gateway Technical College, REAL Racine

  • 6:30pm: VGR's Thriving Economy presents TechPrize Initiative, VGR, Uncorkt

Wednesday, november 7th

thursday, november 8th

  • 9am: Best Practices for the Entrepreneur (wellness and WFH strategies) title/blurb coming soon, Wings of Fire Consulting, Polaris Talent Inc

  • 11:30am: Lunch and Learn: Foxconn is here. Entrepreneurs are you ready?, WWBIC, Polaris Talent Inc

  • 5pm: Open Mic Pitch Night / Rocky Rose Band performance, George's Tavern, Rocky Rose Band, Polaris Talent Inc

Friday, november 9th

  • 9:30am: Pitch Clinic, WWBIC