The 2019 BizStarts Honors celebration promises to be the social event of the decade. We will be rolling out the red carpet with some of Wisconsin’s most recognizable stars, paparazzi, fireworks and a few tremendous surprises. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Honorees include:

Hall of Fame
Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Steven M. Raasch
Zywave, Jim Mueller and Bill Haack
Sendik’s Food Market, Ted Balistreri
Fiserv, Jack Rooney
Dueco, Tom Dalum
EMTEQ, Jerry Jendusa
Husco, Todd Hoytink

Inspirational Entrepreneurs
Brainchild Studios, Kiley Peters
MKEing Coffee, Chad Johnson
Birch + Butcher, Becca Zwiefelhofer and Miles Borghgraef
The Effective Communication Coach, Denise Thomas
Cookie Jar Baking Company, LaMarr Love
ZYN, Asim Khan

You don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to network with business leaders, emerging small business owners, and local organizations dedicated to supporting the growth of Wisconsin’s economy! There will be an Entrepreneur Showcase to learn about and connect with BizStarts supported companies. (Applications for Entrepreneur Showcase due by 10/15. Apply here!)

A variety of appetizers and food will be served by local restaurants and caterers as well as an open bar with beer and drinks for the evening.

5:00PM Check in and registration
5:30PM Program & Awards
6:15PM-8:30PM Networking, Entrepreneur Showcase, and Cocktails


Interested in becoming an event partner?

In lieu of doing an event sponsorship, we have opted for year-long access to our marketing channels, offering tremendous value and exposure. Check out our new Partnership Levels here, and see the incredible companies below who have already joined our team!

Please feel free to call Patrick Snyder at 414-973-2334, Ext. 1, if you are interested in becoming a BizStarts partner.

We are also selling “tables” on the event registration page for $1450 which include 8 tickets to the event and a mention from the podium!


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