Professionals 2019

Guest Speakers

Athena Agoudemos | Small Business Consultant Manager, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

Mark Fairbanks | Executive Director, Islands of Brilliance

Nicole Powley | Program Manager, Lubar Entrepreneurship Center, UWM

Adam Hawk | Visiting Scholar, Digital Fabrication and Design & Design and Visual Communication, UWM

Matt Juzenas | Creative Director, Islands of Brilliance

Andrew McConville | User Experience Engineer, AccuLynx

Jessica Silvaggi Ph.D., C.L.P | Senior Licensing Manager, Research Foundation, UWM

Travis Spell | Founder & CEO, Tri Spell Real Estate

Sara Stathas | Freelance Photographer

Brian Thompson | Director, Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and President, Research Foundation, UWM


Healthy Cities Panel Discussion

Panel 1

Janet Fitch | Documentary Filmmaker

Melanie Manuel | Chef & Owner, Celesta Restaurant

Kate Nelson | Chief Sustainability Officer, UWM

Aaron Zeleske | Program Manager, Harbor District

Panel 2

Amelia Coffaro | RYT 500, C-IAYT and Yoga Therapist

Raoul Deal | Artist & Art and Design Senior Lecturer, UWM

Elmer Moore, Jr | Executive Director, Scale Up Milwaukee and Owner & CEO, Milwaukee Denim

Michelle Silverman | Assistive Technology and Adaptive Design Certificate Coordinator, UWM


Judges, DVC2 Pitch Competition

David Clark | Professor and Senior Associate Dean College of Letters & Science, UWM

Jason Dietenberger | IS Technical Services Senior, UWM

Monte Eady | Founder & STEM Specialist, LikeMinds, Inc & ME Design

Marquayla Ellison | Owner & Graphic Designer, Ellastic Designs

Nydia Mauras-Jones | Partner & Co-founder, Odvant Creative and Rev Collective

Angela McManaman | Senior Communications Account Executive, University Relations & Communications, UWM

Elmer Moore, Jr | Executive Director, Scale Up Milwaukee and Owner & CEO, Milwaukee Denim


Social Good Mornings

Deanna Singh | Chief Change Agent & Founder, Flying Elephant

Creative Mornings Milwaukee

Kelly Fitzsimmons | Serial Entrepreneur and Co-founder & Managing Director, Strategy at Custom Reality Services


Keynote Speaker

Steve Glynn | Director of Entrepreneurship, The Water Council