Economic Development Corp VP to speak at NWTC

Wednesday November 26, 2014
Lisa Johnson, Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

Johnson to discuss resources for new or innovative businesses

     Lisa Johnson has strong ideas about removing the gridlock that keeps business ideas from becoming reality and she has the experience to back them up.

     As the Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Johnson makes her living helping businesses develop start-up strategies, find investment, and get the support they need not only for launch, but for continued growth.  On Wednesday, Nov. 19, Johnson will share her ideas for bolstering businesses at all levels at the Northeast Wisconsin Business Success Summit.

     Johnson will share the lessons learned in her 22 years in business with attendees ranging from owners ready to launch that a new venture to existing entrepreneurs ready to take their company to the next level. In her presentation, Johnson will not only talk about statewide initiatives, but about the nuts and bolts programs available to entrepreneurs.

     “We have the talent and intellectual capital to drive innovation, but now we need to turn those big ideas into reality. Start-Seed-Scale (S3) is a statewide solution to address the lack of seed capital and resources in Wisconsin—a catalyst to align statewide initiatives and bring more attention to the needs of Wisconsin entrepreneurs,” she explains.

     Johnson is one of several speakers who will take to the stage throughout the day on what can only be called an information-packed agenda. Hers is one of three general session presentations joining nine break-out sessions with a variety of themes including business financing, marketing, leadership development and human resources.

     The event is open to the public but advance registration is required. Those wishing to hear Johnson’s perspective on leveraging programs and resources for business launch and innovation can register online at The Summit will be held in the Corporate Conference Center at NWTC’s Green Bay campus.


For more details, visit the NWTC Entrepreneur Resource Center website or call 920-498-7124.


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