SCORE to kick off Manufacturing Month with innovation forum

Freeman Staff

Sept. 24, 2015

MILWAUKEE —To start Manufacturing Month, SCORE Southeast Wisconsin is hosting The Wisconsin Business Innovation Forum on Oct. 1.      

The event will provide insight into how today’s business owners are following a new way of thinking to take their operations to a higher level. 

Alex Lasry, vice president of strategy and operations for the Milwaukee Bucks, kicks off the forum as the keynote speaker. He will discuss how understanding your customers, competitors and partners is important, but envisioning successful outcomes is essential.   

Following Lasry’s breakfast presentation, choose from two-of-three breakout sessions. The first is “Strategic Thinking: Inventing the Future of your Business,” which will address what are the right questions business owners need to ask themselves to grow their companies. The second session is “Financing Your Businesses: What you need to understand about financing sources available,” which will discuss why traditional financing route is not a sure fit for every business. The final session will be on “Protecting Your Ideas: Safeguarding business ideas when discussing concepts with potential customers and partners,” which will explore the fundamental principles of a patent, trademark, copyright and non-disclosure agreements in simple, understandable terms.  

The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 1 at Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

The $50 registration fee includes breakfast, refreshments throughout the event, copies of presentation materials and attendance at two of the breakout presentations.