Building Milwaukee's Tech Community a key part of Milwaukee Startup Week!

If you travel to startup hotspots around the globe you'll quickly learn that having a vibrant, local technology community is an essential part of having a growing, vibrant high-growth startup community.

This year we wanted to add a track of events to Milwaukee Startup Week, focused on building the local Technology community. We partnered with RokkinCat to to curate these six events that showcase what is happening around Southeast Wisconsin's technology scene: 

Monetizing Data & Analytics for Your Startup
November 6th | 5:15pm-8pm | MKE Big Data Meetup

November's MKE Big Data meetup will feature Hamilton Faris Head of Enterprise Data & Analytics, Hamilton Faris is responsible for Northwestern Mutual’s overall data and analytics strategy. Hamilton joined the Northwestern Mutual and LearnVest companies in 2016 prior to joining Northwestern Mutual Hamilton worked at Metlife.

Deep Learning Recommender Systems
November 7th | 5:30pm-8:30pm | RokkinCat
Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning have generated a lot of excitement in Machine Learning research and industry. Come and explore a movie recommender system based on deep learning and neural networks. We'll also talk about how it compares to more traditional recommender algorithms like Bayesian networks and Nearest Neighbor.

Milwaukee Blockchain Conference
November 9th | 8:00am-12:00pm | Weasler Auditorium
Blockchain. It’s a word that can be seen everywhere from business magazines to large company websites. What began as the technical undergirding of the anonymous cryptocurrency bitcoin is now poised to revolutionize life as we know it. Join us as we bring together the area’s blockchain thought leaders for a morning of exploration on this fascinating disruptive technology.

Milwaukee's FinTech Startup Week Edition
November 8th | 5:30pm-7:30pm | The Box
Join us as we take FInTech in Milwaukee to the next level as a part of Milwaukee Startup Week's Fintech Edition. We have assembled an expert panel of industry leaders to deepen our understanding of the latest trends and provide insights into what it will take to build a vibrant FinTech community in Milwaukee.

Express.js Workshop #MKESW
November 9th | 6:00pm-9:00pm | RokkinCat
Have you ever wanted to create a new website or set of APIs for your new startup idea but you just didn't know where to get started? You're in luck! In this workshop, we will go through the basics of how to get started with node.js and Express.js.

Practical Advice on Building a Business With Software
November 10th | 6:00pm-7:30pm | RokkinCat
Are you a programmer who has been thinking about turning one of your side projects into a business? Come chat with Nick Gartmann from RokkinCat to learn how to make that happen. He and RokkinCat have helped many startups get off the ground as well as launched a few products of their own.

Milwaukee Code Camp
November 11th | 8:00am-5:00pm | UWM-Kenwood Interdiscipliary Research Complex
Milwaukee Code Camp is a free software development conference put on by local developers for the Milwaukee community. We run it entirely as volunteers and just want to see our community grow! 

We hope to see you at Milwaukee Startup Week, November 6th through 12th, see all 40+ events by clicking here

Milwaukee Startup Week presented by Northwestern Mutual aims to connect, educate and celebrate entrepreneurs around Southeast Wisconsin. The week will be packed with over 40 networking events, workshops, hackathons and pitch competitions. Milwaukee Startup Week is supported by Aurora Health Care, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell, BizTimes Media and Newsradio 620 WTMJ. 

Wisconsin Startup Week is a statewide initiative to connect, educate and celebrate entrepreneurs in 10 cities around the state of Wisconsin. The week will be packed with over 200 networking events, workshops, hackathons and pitch competitions. Wisconsin Startup Week is supported by Aurora Health Care, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell and Northwestern Mutual. To learn more about all the events happening around the state visit