INspired INsider with Dr. Jeremy Weisz (top wisconsin entrepreneurs)

Neil Thall has 30+ years of  leading software and service organizations.


He was CEO and FOunder of NTA group that was a division of HNC Software.


CEO of Manhattan Associates that went public.

CEO of Aldata provider of Merchandise Planning and Management software to the Grocery Industry.


EVP at LogFire cloud based warehouse management software.

CEO of Acsis (AXIS) enterprise serialization which puts serial numbers on products to track and improve inventory.


He attended to IL Institute of Technology and also hails from University of Wisconsin at Madison.


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Category:Top Wisconsin Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 3:55am CDT

Troy Vosseller is cofounder of gener8tor, an accelerator for startups based in Wisconsin.  They have helped 25+ companies launch and get traction. He also  founded the very popular apparel company Sconnie Nation  and extended the “Sconnie” brand by releasing Sconnie Beer.


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Eric Martell is cofounder of EatStreet, a popular online food ordering service. It was Founded in 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin by Matt Howard, Eric, and Alex Wyler. The company has quickly expanded to over 10,000 restaurants in over 110 markets nationwide with 100 employees.


 EatStreet hosts over 6000 restaurant websites and has partnered with Yelp to include online ordering on yelp review pages.


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Category:Top Wisconsin Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 4:00am CDT


Darin Spindler is known as America’s #1 lead generation specialist for small businesses. Darin and business partner generated over 9,000,000 new customers for small businesses. He is co creator of  Kids Bowl Free summer program that has registered over 8.2 million children in just the first six years.


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Category:Top Wisconsin Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 4:00am CDT

Manish Kothari was co-founder of AlphaSmart Inc, an education technology company that he helped build into a $40MM business. He  was part of the executive team during AlphaSmart’s IPO (NASDAQ: ALSM) in   2004, and the subsequent acquisition by Renaissance Learning in 2005.


He was also co-founder of Root-1, Inc. which was acquired by Edmodo which provides students and teachers a free and easy way to connect and collaborate.


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Category:Top Wisconsin Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 3:30am CDT

Laurie Benson co founded Inacom Information Systems in 1984 and ran it for 25 years.  She grew the startup to $80M with 150+ employees. She successfully exited the company to CoreBTS in 2009.


She served on 7 corporate boards and founded LSB Unlimited where she advises CEO’s, Presidents  and Entrepreneurs on strategy, growth & much more.

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Category:Top Wisconsin Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 2:37am CDT

Matt Younkle is the Inventor of the TurboTap beer dispensing technology that pours  beer up to 4 times faster than conventional taps and wastes less due to reduced over-foaming and spillage. Many stadiums across the US use the technology including  Wrigley Field, White Sox Stadium & many more.


They were Popular Science - Top Product of the Year and TIME Magazine Best Inventions of the Year.


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Category:Top Wisconsin Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 3:20am CDT


Tom Kalinske was CEO of Mattel for 15 years, CEO of Sega, CEO of Leapfrog which is the largest educational toy company in the world.


He has helped build some of the best known brands for kids including Hot Wheels, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox, Sega Genesis, Sonic the Hedgehog, & many more.

He was featured in the book Console Wars.


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Category:Top Wisconsin Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:17am CDT


Dustin Maher is called America’s Trainer to Moms and has appeared on network television over 100 times . He owns and operates 5  fitness locations and started 90 Fit Mom for Life groups all over North America. He is the author of Fit Moms for Life: How to Have Endless Energy to Outplay Your Kids and has Produced the documentary Fit Moms for Life: one in a million as well as 50 home workout DVDs.


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Category:Top Wisconsin Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:18am CDT

Michael Smith is one of the top business leaders. He has a proven track record in e-commerce and direct marketing that spans more than a quarter century.


Michael’s leadership timeline:

CEO of Lands End in 1994

CEO of LifeSketch  in 1999

President of  2000

CEO of Classmates 2002

CEO of United Online  2004

CEO The New Bag Borrow or Steal 2005-2010

CEO of Full Circle  2013


Board Member of REI

Advisor at UW-Madison  at Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship


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Category:Top Wisconsin Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 11:40pm CDT

Top Wisconsin Entrepreneur Series:


Dan Olszewski has been the Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business for the past 8 years.


Prior to joining UW-Madison, Dan was CEO and Chairman of Parts Now! during which time revenues increased from $26MM to over $400MM and he led the successful buyout in 1999.

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