Vladi Gorelik

Vladi Gorelik

Find ways that you can simplify and automate monotonous tasks to ensure that your working hours are productive.   Vladi Gorelik was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin before he left to attend college at the University of Georgia. While at university, Vladi realized that he wanted to be his…

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Amy Arenz

Amy Arenz

Always reassess your position. As an entrepreneur, you are always learning about your business, capabilities and the broader market. Be ready to pivot from a previous direction to stay nimble to your customers’ needs.   Amy has been in the search and placement industry since 1994. With over 25 years…

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Cindy Murphy

Cindy Murphy

The impossible happens every day.   Cindy Murphy is a retired law enforcement detective and has over 20 years’ experience in cybercrime investigations and digital forensics. Cindy worked in law enforcement for 31 years, starting her career in 1985 before joining the Madison Police Department in 1991. She began investigating…

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Liz Gross

Liz Gross

People are an asset. Trusting in the capabilities of team members can launch a business forward more quickly than a single entrepreneur could. The same can be said for a strong personal and professional network.   Dr. Liz Gross is a data-driven researcher and scholar who specializes in creating entrepreneurial…

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Timothy Bickmore

Timothy Bickmore

When starting a business, you are the boss, janitor, and everything in between. You must recognize not every task is going to be what you want to do. You need to tie up your boots and get it done. Having this mentality can reduce negativity and help keep moving the…

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Alex Kubicek

Alex Kubicek

Keep all the contacts in your network apprised of what you are doing and where you are going. There is a serendipitous reciprocity in a strong network that can increase your effectiveness.”   Alex Kubicek started Understory after he received a Master’s in Atmospheric Science. His lifelong interest in weather…

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Drew Madden – Founding Partner at Evergreen Healthcare Partners

Drew Madden - Founding Partner at Evergreen Healthcare Partners

Network, network, network. Never miss the opportunity to meet someone and learn about them.” Drew Madden is a Founding Partner at Evergreen Healthcare Partners. Evergreen is a healthcare consulting firm that partners with healthcare organizations across the country to solve complex problems related to operations, IT, and change management. As…

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Brian Gill – Founder of Gillware Data Recovery

Brian Gill - Founder of Gillware Data Recovery

I like to make sure every day is at least a baby step in the right direction, or at least in the direction of completion. Brian Gill holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a software architect and perfectly-seasoned medium-rare entrepreneur. Brian…

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Justin Beck – Co-Founder of PerBlue

Justin Beck - Co-Founder of PerBlue

[quote style=”boxed”]Don’t be afraid to share your ideas for a new product, service or company. There are very few people in this world who can actually execute your ideas. [/quote] Justin Beck is the co-founder and CEO of PerBlue, a mobile and social gaming company in Madison, Wisconsin. The company…

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Ann Imig – Founder of Listen To Your Mother

Ann Imig - Founder of Listen To Your Mother

[quote style=”boxed”]Make your own opportunities. Every time you hear yourself whine over someone else’s good fortune, identify that envy for what it is—your own inner critic and resistance.[/quote] A stay-at-home humorist, Ann Imig writes essay, fiction, and shtick after her two young boys fall asleep at night–before she collapses. Ann…

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