Launch Wisconsin is a startup and a non-profit

Founded and built by Wisconsin’s entrepreneur community as a single event, Launch Wisconsin is now a capacity builder for the community, and a producer of events and services that supports entrepreneurship and innovation in Wisconsin. Our goals are simple! Engage, ignite, connect and collide the individuals inside and outside our region that are passionate about building high-growth innovative companies.

Through our many relationships with Corporate Innovators, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurs, Universities and Millennials we have become a super connector for the startup ecosystem here in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

The Team
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John Ernst

President - Executive Director

Kim Massey

Executive Vice President

Marcus Dumke

Vice President Corporate Innovation & Millennial Engagement

Greg Howat

Vice President of Operations

Ashley Prange

Volunteer Executive Producer

Matthew Kee

Startup Pitch Director
Our Partners & Participants
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