This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features a discussion with John Ernst and Irene Strohbeen (pictured here) of Kinnektor, a Fox Valley entrepreneurship group with plans to extend its reach into the greater Midwest.
“When we look at other regions, we see there are many nodes involved in making the ecosystem successful, and helping each individual that has a business-related mission and goal to accomplish,” Ernst said.
He sees help coming from: entrepreneurial support organizations like Kinnektor, venture capital investors, universities, accelerators and other groups.
“What I see in the future and what we hope to see here in Wisconsin is that there is acceptance for many nodes to participate, which helps widen diversity, not only in discipline but in thought,” he said.
“I realized, I have quite a bit I can contribute to mentoring and helping to guide startups because that’s essentially what I’ve been doing for most of my career,” Strohbeen said. “What I really enjoy doing is providing additional info to entrepreneurs on how they can strengthen their startups.”
See more on an upcoming Kinnektor event here: