TheWeatherneck System – Brian Davis – Creator

Using Crowd Funding to grow an idea. Brian has used Crowd Funding as a way to develop. and promote his innovative products.


The Weatherneck System pairs our new “The Mullet Hat” and a re-designed face shield that uses magnets to create the world’s only quick, clean and quiet modular balaclava.

What does that mean? You can separate the face shield from the hat by ripping it off with 1 hand in 1 second and it is 100% silent. Sometimes its the marginal improvements that matter.

The Expected launch on Kickstarter is slated for November 1st.

Fix It Sticks were the brainchild of Brian Davis, an avid cyclist who became frustrated with the common multi-tools he carried in his pocket.

After experimenting with numerous tools, he found they all had the same problems — compact tools gave you no leverage, and tools that gave you leverage were not compact enough. He figured there had to be a better way.

Numerous sketches, prototypes, and manufactured parts later — the Fix It Stick was born!

Want to know when I launch a new product?
email [email protected]

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Whistler’s Knoll Vineyard – Tom & Holly Boettcher – Owners

From winery to event venue. How your business plan and model can change and what to do when it does.


Call 920-470-6295

We are open to the public for the upcoming  events listed below, or you can rent our property for a “private booking” such as a corporate meeting, a team building event, or your wedding.

Our beautifully renovated barn; “The Loft,” and “Wet Your Whistle Wine Bar,” have air conditioning and heat.   And there are chic indoor restrooms.  “Holly’s Wine Garden” offers stunning & colorful views  and you can see for miles.  The “Grapevine Pavilion” has canvas curtains, gas heaters, and heated ADA Compliant Restrooms.



Tundraland Home Improvements – Brian Gottlieb; Owner & President (Sponsor)

Learn about growing your business in a highly competitive market.  The role of traditional media and public relations to  effectively reach your market.

Tundraland. An experienced, trusted home improvement company, Tundraland is located on Hwy 41 in Kaukauna, and is home to brands like Tundraland Series Windows, Sunroom Design Group, and Four Seasons Rooms.

Tundraland Home Improvements
2277 West 41 Frontage Road
Kaukauna, WI 54130



Legal Business Edge LLC – Sarah DeBruin, Partner – (Sponsor)

Looking at protecting your Intellectual Property and answering  questions about  what you  need to do to start your business.

Legal Business Edge prides itself in maintaining a small-firm feel by treating each case with care and consideration. Attorney Sarah DeBruin is a high-quality professional qualified to successfully help you with any business or intellectual property legal matter. No issue is too big or too small. Legal Business Edge can show you all your options and reach a satisfactory and successful solution.

100 W. Lawrence Street, Ste. 418 Appleton, WI 54911


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The 1 Million Cup Initiative – Amy Pietsch Director Venture Center – Doug Schacht Instructor FVTC

Introducing the “1 Million Cups” Initiative to be launched October 28, 2015


Wednesday, October 28 2015 at 9:00 AM at Fox Valley Technical College Venture Center

Join the 1 Million Cups Appleton community on Wednesday, October 28th, from 9:00-10:00 am at the FVTC D. J. Bordini Center for the inaugural 1 Million Cups event

The culture surrounding 1 Million Cups is that of a supportive, neutral space welcoming entrepreneurs to be open and honest about their businesses and the challenges they face.

Weekly lessons from the Kauffman Founders School “Powerful Presentation

One or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors.

Afterward, each startup receives feedback via an audience survey and from the local organizers in their city.

Join the 1 Million Cups Appleton community on Wednesday, October 28th, from 9:00-10:00 am at the FVTC D. J. Bordini Center

for the inaugural 1 Million Cups event.


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