Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Showcase

Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Speaker program 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., followed by light refreshments (in-person, free, open to the public, pre-registration requested)

Location: Grainger Hall 1310, The Plenary Room, 975 University Ave.

Register here for this event.

Hear from UW–Madison founders and CEOs at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Showcase. Three exceptional Badger alumni will share their entrepreneurial journeys, leadership insights, and how their UW experiences set them on the road to success.

Free and open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community. Pre-registration requested. If you need an accommodation to attend, please contact Lisa Collins by September 11.

Presented by the Weinert Center for EntrepreneurshipStartup Learning Community, and Discovery to Product (D2P).

Featured speakers include:

Lenoria Addison ’12, Founding Partner, KeyTV Network

Lenoria “Nora” Addison is an accomplished and multifaceted entrepreneur in the media and advertising industry. She co-launched KeyTV Network — a digital platform spotlighting the next generation of creators and entrepreneurs — with Keke Palmer. Addison’s experience spans media, TV/film, branded content, talent relations, influencer marketing, and more. She launched a fashion app, and worked for AwesomenessTV, Deutsch, and R/GA and with brands such as Mother, Samsung, Taco Bell, eBay Fashion, FX Networks, Snapchat, Tinder, Uber, PepsiCo, and HBO. A Milwaukee native, she has a BS in Life Sciences Communications from UW-Madison and was a Powers-Knapp Scholar (Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program).

Kevin Hykes ’87, President and CEO of CVRx

An accomplished medical device industry executive, Kevin Hykes has over 30 years’ experience successfully commercializing novel therapies on a global basis. He’s held President, CEO and other C-suite roles for numerous high-growth, early- to mid-stage health and medical technology companies, including Augmedics, Bardy Diagnostics (acquired by Hillrom Corporation), Relievant Medsystems, Metavention, Cameron Health (Boston Scientific), and Visiogen (Abbott). He is an advisor with Revival Healthcare Capital, was a partner at Versant Ventures, and spent sixteen years in leadership roles at Medtronic. Hykes received his MBA from Northwestern University and a BBA in Information Systems from the Wisconsin School of Business.

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