Executive Director Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation
I'm a scruffy looking nerfherder who enjoys long trips at lightspeed, and watching the sun's set on tatooine. My career in economic development helps me enhance my skillset in using the force on a daily basis. In my many years of experience in entrepreneurship, business expansion/recruitment, and defeating my father on his evil raid, has really honed my ability to use the force and help create economic prosperity in our galaxy.
President & Co-Founder Chippewa Valley Developers Group
Doug Rhoten is a Senior Software Developer and Scrum Master for JAMF Software, a company headquartered in Minneapolis that makes software for managing Mac OS X and iOS devices. Working out of the development and support office in Eau Claire, Wisconsin he also runs the Chippewa Valley Developers Group http://cvdevgroup.org and the Chippewa Valley Code Camp http://www.chippewvalley.com. When not shuttling his kids to dance lessons or competitions, you can find him dreaming of the day he can do more skiing and sailing. You can find him on twitter at @dougrhoten.
Entrepreneurship & Economic Development Coordinator University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
The best part about participating in the startup ecosystem is the people and the coffee. That’s basically what I teach: people and coffee. With more time and more words I talk about selecting an idea, developing a business model around it, engaging in fortuitous and planned connections, pivoting, iterating, and drinking lots and lots of coffee. There’s more of course, but great things really do start with people and coffee.
Marketing Manager Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation
An artist whose favorite mediums are data and design. I show entrepreneurs how the two work together to forge effective and engaging marketing. Every startup has the potential to create something beautiful - and I love helping them craft their masterpiece to share with the world!