This prestigious awards program, a main stage event at the annual BizExpo, celebrated the region’s most creative and innovative entrepreneurs as well as innovative products, services or processes developed by Southwestern Wisconsin companies. Prior to the awards program, the event featured a luncheon and robust dialogue among entrepreneurs and innovators who shared their stories – and lessons learned along the way.
Ideal Bravo! Entrepreneur nominees are individuals who demonstrate the best traits of entrepreneurship including willingness to take risk, drive, perseverance, flexibility and more.
Ideal I.Q. (innovation quotient) nominees are companies who develop innovative products or services, or those with notably unique and innovative processes, operational structures and/or market strategies.
EXPERTS TO SHARE SECRETS TO FAST-GROWTH SUCCESS
Congratulations to the 2018 Bravo! Entrepreneur & I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) award winners.
BizTimes Media celebrated the entrepreneurs and innovators whose ideas and hard work make Milwaukee a better place. BizTimes’ Bravo! Entrepreneur & I.Q Awards honored the region’s most creative and successful entrepreneurs, as well as the most innovative products, services and processes developed by Southeastern Wisconsin companies.
Prior to the awards program, four Milwaukee entrepreneurs shared their secrets to success. The panelists addressed the factors that helped drive their companies’ rapid growth—and how they addressed growing pains.
Elmer Moore, Executive Director, Scale Up Milwaukee, Founder, Milwaukee Denim Co. (1)
Kurt Heikkinen, President & CEO, Montage (2)
Dave Durand, CEO, Best Version Media (3)
Joseph Taylor, Partner, Penrod Software (4)
Molly Dill, Managing Editor, BizTimes Media (5)
Bravo! Entrepreneur winners
- Kate Brewer
- Erik Dorfner
- Dave Durand
- Todd Muderlak
- Troy Vosseller
- Faye Wetzel
- Chris Widmayer
- Kay Yuspeh
I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) winners
- Containers Up
- Design Fugitives
- Francis Investment Counsel
- Hamacher Resource Group LLC
- HED Inc.
- Milwaukee County House of Correction
- Remedy Analytics
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