Milwaukee Startup Week - Launch Conference Schedule

October 27, 2016

Milwaukee Startup Week is an entrepreneur-led event that brings entrepreneurs, investors, local leaders and startup enthusiasts together to build momentum and celebrate Southeast Wisconsin’s unique entrepreneurial identity. Milwaukee Startup Week will take place November 1 - 6 at various locations around the region.

In an effort to continue to educate and support the growth of Wisconsin’s startup community, Meissner  Tierney is serving as a sponsor of Milwaukee Startup Week.

The week kicks off on Tuesday, November 1 with a full day of events at Ward 4. Beginning in the morning will be the “Startup Launch Conference - Get Your Startup Off the Ground” featuring a Legal Track presented by Meissner Tierney. Following lunch, Meissner Tierney will hold Help Desk Office Hours where attorneys will be available for consultations. Finally to end the day, Meissner Tierney will be hosting a Networking Cocktail Hour with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments catered by SURG Restaurant Group. See the full schedule below:

Launch Conference - Legal Track Presentations
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ward 4, 333 N Plankinton Street, 2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Meissner Tierney will be hosting a Legal Track at the Startup Launch Conference on Tuesday, November 1. The track will feature three presentations on six separate legal topics as they relate to entrepreneurs and business owners developing and growing their startups.

Presentation #1:  9:00 - 9:50 a.m. 

Presentation #2:  10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

Presentation #3:  11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

  • Part I: Commercial Lease Basics - What Every Startup Business Should Know (William T. Stuart)
  • Part II: Non-Competes & Confidentiality Agreements in Wisconsin (Mark D. Malloy)


Help Desk Office Hours
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (30 Minute Sessions)
Ward 4, 333 N Plankinton Street, 2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53203

From business entity considerations, copyright and trademark advice to commercial leasing basics, lawsuits and liability, navigating legal hurdles is a crucial aspect to starting up your new business. Meissner Tierney attorneys will be available for one-on-one meetings to provide general guidance and legal counsel to Startup Milwaukee attendees.


Networking & Cocktail Hour
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Ward 4, 333 N Plankinton Street, 2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Join us for a Networking & Cocktail reception hosted by Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols. You’ll have an opportunity to network with the entrepreneurs, investors, business owners and local professionals attending Milwaukee Startup Week. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments catered by SURG Restaurant Group.

To register for Launch Conference events please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-conference-get-your-startup-off-the-ground-tickets-27702279263