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Author: Steve Glynn

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The Experience Milwaukee podcast brings you the people, places, and events that make Milwaukee a great city to visit and an innovative place to live and work.
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Steve chats with Matt Cordio (with a special guest appearance from Manny Lara), president of Skills Pipeline and one of the driving forces behind Startup Week in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin. Recorded LIVE in the Transfer Pizzeria Cafe studio, the guys enjoy a drink while discussing the when, where, and how Startup Week is happening beginning Monday, November 11. From themes to what's new and attracting attendees (and investors) from outside of the state, jump in and get all your Startup Week info. Then, get out and experience Milwaukee! Presented by Advocate-Aurora Health and sponsored by Northwestern Mutual and Transfer Pizzeria Cafe.
In this episode, recorded earlier this year, Steve Glynn chats with Adam Gabornitz (Northwestern Mutual) about everything from their shared love for patios to how Milwaukee is rallying around tech thanks to the work Adam is doing. This is the third of three episodes in a series on the Milwaukee Tech Hub initiative, which recently announced a $5M commitment from six companies to continue to foster the idea of Milwaukee as a destination for tech workers and entrepreneurs. This conversation digs into that idea, Adam's amazing ability to connect and convene, his philosophy on "stay ready so you don't have to get ready", how he describes Milwaukee, and how the city can take more risks. Take a listen, then get out and experience Milwaukee!
Coffee and cafes are an important part of the Milwaukee landscape. One of the best known cafes is Colectivo. In this episode, bestselling author of Make Time, John Zeratsky, interviews Colectivo founder Lincoln Fowler. John's book, in part, is about intentionally making time for the things that matter. In this entertaining discussion you'll learn more about Lincoln's "make time" perspective, why he started a coffee company, what inspires the design of the cafes, why community matters, what's next for Colectivo, and more. Take a listen then get out and experience Milwaukee!
In this episode Steve Glynn chats with Northwestern Mutual's Todd Cullen, who leads the Fall Experiment (www.fallexperiment.com) event and is part of the tech movement. From stickers on laptops to his work in tech, Todd is a tremendous part of the community moving Milwaukee forward. We talk about all that, plus what he loves about the city and what's important for Milwaukee's future. Check out www.mketech.org for even more info about Milwaukee's tech community.
In this episode, Adam and Tia sit down to thoroughly discuss all that is craft beer in Milwaukee. After all, the total number of Milwaukee craft brewers is expected to reach 36 in 2020. Wow. Plus, they get into some tangents on their experiences, past, present, and future. Mobcraft, Milwaukee Ale House, Broken Bat, Third Space, Lakefront, Eagle Park, and MKE Brewing. This is day drinking at its best. Oh, don't worry, Tia had donuts, cheese curds, bacon, and more to soak up the beer. Plus a trip on the Peddle Tavern. Take a listen, then get out and Experience Milwaukee!
In this podcast, Steve Glynn welcomes some of the people behind Fall Experiment, an immersive tech, art, gaming, and music festival that convenes creators from all over the Greater Midwest. Steve is joined by Todd Cullen (Fall Experiment/Northwestern Mutual), Abby Taubner (gener8tor), Aaron Davis (Alpha), and David Pine. Together, they provide an entertaining and insightful perspective on what Fall Experiment is and why you should attend on October 4th and 5th. Take a listen, then go to fallexperiment.com to learn more and register!
In this episode, Adam and Steve sit down with Russ Klisch, founder of Lakefront Brewery. Learn more about how he started brewing beer, how the brewery ended up where it is today, how My Turn beer works, and so much more. Including some of Russ' favorite things about Milwaukee. Recorded live in the brewery, the guys were enjoying delicious Lakefront beer on the show--amazing food after. Yes, Lakefront has incredible food, too. One of the best stops for cheese curds or a Friday fish fry for sure! Thanks to presenting sponsor Advocate-Aurora Health and additional sponsors Northwestern Mutual and Transfer Pizzeria Cafe. Take a listen then get out and experience Milwaukee!!
In this episode, Steve sits down with James Hischke from Northwestern Mutual to learn more about the organization’s goal to help Milwaukee retain and recruit talented people through the Tech Hub Initiative. From seed funding, to sponsorship, and hosting the community, Northwestern Mutual has raised its level of commitment to Milwaukee. Even more, the company has made exemplary strides to reinvent aspects of its culture and open itself up to the city. Of course, we also touch on how much James loves sports, the outdoors, and low key restaurants. Thanks to presenting sponsor Advocate-Aurora Health and additional sponsors Northwestern Mutual and Transfer Pizzeria Cafe. And thanks to Milwaukee’s very own Black Belt Theatre for the intro/outro music. Take a listen, then get out and experience Milwaukee!
In this episode, Steve Glynn chats with Mike Rodgers and Erin Stumbras from Advocate-Aurora Health's Commercial Innovation team to learn more about 83 Tech Harbor and the recent announcement for entrepreneurs in the parenthood and femtech spaces. They’re currently looking for ideas in these areas and are offering up to $200,000 in investment, access to advisors, and a place to work. To be considered, you have to apply and you can do so at f6s.com/83techharbor/about. But hurry, the deadline is August 30. Overall, a fun conversation around this tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurs everywhere. Oh, as always, we also touch on things Mike and Erin enjoy doing in Milwaukee. Thanks to presenting sponsor Advocate-Aurora Health and additional sponsors Northwestern Mutual and Transfer Pizzeria Cafe. Take a listen then get out and experience Milwaukee.
In this episode, Adam and Steve sit down with several MobCraft beers to do a little taste test, Experience Milwaukee style. MobCraft is a local brewery with a unique, crowdsourced business model. Each month, they take beer idea submissions from anyone, let the crowd vote, and turn the winning vote getters into beer. They have a terrific taproom in Walker’s Point so be sure to make that a stop if you’re visiting or living in Milwaukee. As always, thanks to our presenting sponsor Advocate-Aurora Health and additional sponsors Northwestern Mutual and Transfer Pizzeria Cafe. And special thanks to the intro/outro band, Milwaukee’s very own, Black Belt Theater. Take a listen to this humorous experiment then get out and experience Milwaukee!
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