On the Issues: Wisconsin Startup Week

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On the Issues: Wisconsin Startup Week
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Amanda Baltz, CEO of Spaulding Medical; Matt Cordio, founder of Startup Milwaukee and Skills Pipeline; Richard Yau, co-founder and CEO, Bright Cellars

Just days before Startup Week in Wisconsin, we’ll talk with three entrepreneurs about Milwaukee and Wisconsin’s startup scene.  Amanda Baltz is CEO of Spaulding Medical, which makes an electrocardiogram machine for use in homes, hospitals, and post-acute care facilities.  Matt Cordio is the founder of Startup Milwaukee and Skills Pipeline.  He is a technology talent scout and started his first business while still in college.  Richard Yau is CEO and co-founder of Bright Cellars, a monthly wine club with 16,000 subscribers.  In this one-hour conversation, Baltz, Cordio and Yau will share their personal startup stories.  They’ll also address some key questions.  What are the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs here?  Why do we as a region fare poorly in national rankings for startups, or are those rankings missing something?  What, if any, role can government play in encouraging entrepreneurship?  Join us as we discuss this key component to our region’s economic vitality.

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