Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation is aggressively focused on increasing entrepreneurship in the rural communities of our county. There are several untold opportunities in our rural area that can serve as a catalysts to help spur economic diversification efforts. One of those opportunities is the Sept. 17, 2019 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and CCEDC staff will be there to hear panelists Jonathon Horne, managing director of Idea Fund of La Crosse, a seed stage venture capital fund established in 2016 to invest in pre-revenue and early stage revenue startup companies; and Mike Schulte, head analyst and head of legal of Great North Labs, which is an early-stage venture fund for the upper Midwest. This event is Cross-border investing: Minnesota, Wisconsin VCs -is great opportunities for innovators from two states to connect, share stories, and learn from one another thus helping us to continue to build our entrepreneurial ecosystems. The state of Wisconsin and Minnesota have a great deal in common: Both states also have talented angel and venture capital investors who look broadly for deals.

If your passionate about entrepreneurship like CCEDC is -we encourage you to attend the Tech Council Innovation Network Luncheon held at the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 77 Roosevelt Avenue, Dakota Room. On September 17, 2019. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for individual members, students and returning veterans, $35 for general admission and included for Tech Council corporate members.

The Wisconsin Technology Council and is hosting this event with UW-Eau Claire Sponsoring it -to register shorturl.at/mqCNP