Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference May 30-31

This is a first for Wisconsin, a conference about small towns for small towns, set on Platteville’s Main Street, for rural leaders, economic developers, and entrepreneurs.

16 sessions across 4 tracks from which to choose:

  • Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • Resources to Support Local Business
  • Community Belonging Through Entrepreneurship
  • Innovations in Local Agri-Food Business

Evening Events:

  • Wednesday Night Cocktail reception at Beastro Se7en on Historic Second Street.
  • Tour a historic mine at the Mining and Rollo Jamison Museum, stroll the 3-acre museum campus, and enjoy the catered dinner and live music al fresco.
  • Network with like-minded community members at the After Party at Los Amigos.

Post-Conference Tours

  • Huff Family Innovation Center: a 20,000 sq. ft. makers space on UW Platteville Campus.
  • Platteville Business Incubator Tours: a 20+ year success story launching 80+ businesses and millions of dollars into the community

Learn More and Register Today: Click Here

Pre or Post-Conference Road Trips:
Eight itineraries that participants can check,out on their way to the conference, their way home, or on future trips.
Quaint and Quirky
Hiking and History
Driftless Drives
Say Cheese!
Bars and Breweries
Community Events
Driftless Dining
Unique Sites


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