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Startup Milwaukee EMERGE August: Life Sciences

  • Zywave 10100 West Innovation Drive #300 Milwaukee, WI 53226 (map)

Milwaukee has a growing cluster of startups and established companies in the Life Sciences space. In August, we will highlight the growing Biotech ecosystem in Southeast Wisconsin.

The event will feature a fireside chat with serial entrepreneur Tom Rehberger, who sold his most recent startup Agro Biosciences to Church & Dwight for over $100 million. When Rehberger co-founded Agro Biosciences in 2013, his plan was to focus on the human health aspects of probiotics. However, Agro Biosciences also developed a probiotic solution that met the needs of the poultry industry just as companies like Perdue Farms were phasing out antibiotics in chicken feed and hatcheries. Rehberger will be interviewed by Kathleen Gallagher, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Executive Director of The Milwaukee Institute.

Free Event, Register Here!

Startups pitching at this event include:

Startup Milwaukee Emerge events features pitches from local startups, a ton of networking and free coffee! The audience of Emerge event includes local entrepreneurs, angel investors, corporate innovation executives and service providers.


  • 8am - Arrive, Networking + Grab a Coffee
  • 8:15am - Startup Milwaukee EMERGE Program
  • 8:30am - Featured Q&A Tom Rehberger w/ Kathleen Gallagher
  • 9:45am - More networking!
  • 10am - Event Concludes

About Zywave:
Zywave is privately held company and the leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology solutions for the insurance industry. Their products include web-enabled marketing communications, business intelligence and analytics, agency automation, and needs-assessment. More than 3,000 insurance agencies, including 95 of the Top 100 U.S. insurance firms, use their proven solutions to help differentiate themselves from the competition, enhance client services, improve efficiencies and achieve organic growth.

About Godfrey & Kahn:
Godfrey & Kahn is a leading business law firm in Wisconsin that regularly advises entrepreneurs, early stage and growth companies and investors. With a team-oriented approach, Godfrey & Kahn’s experienced corporate, intellectual property, tax and employment attorneys assist such businesses and investors with major milestones in their companies, including formation, capital raising, intellectual property development and protection, and exit transactions.



Earlier Event: July 18
Startup Milwaukee Emerge: July
Later Event: September 19
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