Wis. Technology Council: Call for Nominations for Wisconsin Technology Council / Wisconsin Innovation Network First Annual Seize-the-Day Award
For Immediate Release
In celebration of those entrepreneurial leaders that are so crucial to the development of Wisconsin’s economy, the Wisconsin Technology Council/Wisconsin Innovation Network will honor such leaders through the first annual Seize-the-Day Award, given to a Wisconsin person or team who has grown their business by rapidly seizing opportunities and marshaling forces in the midst of market challenges, uncertainty and risk.
The Seize-the-Day Award is not given for technical innovation but for innovative leadership – the ability to take hold of business opportunities and transform them into successes. Candidates for the award will have demonstrated:
• Vision: Recognizing opportunities where others do not.
• Courage: Vigorous, dedicated pursuit of opportunities in the face of risk and skepticism.
• Adaptability: Rapid and repeated reinvention in response to changing markets.
• Persistence: Maintaining optimism and effort in the wake of setbacks.
• Resourcefulness: Overcoming obstacles and finding ways to fund growth.
The Award will be presented at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference, June 1st/2nd, 2004. The recipient of the Award will be asked to present a short tutorial for aspiring entrepreneurs. The tutorial will be published in the Entrepreneurs Conference Handbook and archived on the WTC/WIN website.
The recipient of the award will be selected from the nominees by a WTC/WIN appointed panel.
Nominations may be submitted to Telaric Ideas, the conference coordinators of the Award, via the Internet at: http://telaricideas.com/win. The deadline for nominations is April 30.
About the award:
Recognizing the important role the arts play in nurturing a vibrant entrepreneurial culture, each year’s award will be a unique art piece, commissioned and sponsored by United States Patent Services (USPS), a Wisconsin firm specializing in the recognition of innovation . This year’s award is a creation of Midwest trained artist Ted Gall. Sculpting in steel and cast bronze, Gall creates some of the most compelling figurative works found in public and private collections today.
Sally Muller, Program Director
Wisconsin Technology Council / WIN Foundation
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