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Past Madison, WI Event: VOL 12

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VOL 12

February 19, 2015
@ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

There is an entire world outside of the typical 9-5 job that can foster creativity and innovation. Join us to hear interesting stories from people doing new and exciting things in the city and in their own lives as they showcase their talents beyond the office.

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1 Million Cups Madison

BY MEGAN OREAR
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly opportunity for local entrepreneurs and startups to engage. Its name is based on the idea that it takes one million cups of coffee to launch a startup.

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Pinball - The Great Resurgence

BY SEAN SPINDLER
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

Inspired by the French game "Bagatelle," Harry Williams is credited with introducing the first coin operated pinball machine in 1931. For the next 60 years pinball machines were commonplace in America until they wer supplanted by video games and redemption machines. Today pinball machines are rarely seen and are usually poorly maintained. Sean Spindler speaks about Madison Pinball, a team of local pinball enthusiasts who are bringing pinball machines to the Madison area so everyone can play with and enjoy these marvelous contraptions!

"Presentation of the Day" on April 21, 2015.

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Life on the Water

BY MARCY HOLTZ
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

Marcy and Lisa will share how their water ski story started as a family affair, transformed into a team sport and has served as a bond of friendship and connector for business.

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Forward Theater Company - Beyond the Stage

BY JENNIFER UPHOFF GRAY
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

Forward Theater Company is Madison's professional theater. Each year, the theater devotes significant resources to outreach programming and aprtnerships that take the issues in productions beyond the stage and partnerships that take the issues in the productions beyond the stage and out into our community. These efforts allow the theater to engage with both traditional audiences and new constituents, to provoke constructive dialogue about crithical topics facing Madison and to draw attention to other non-profits.

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It Takes a Community

BY HEATHER WENTLER
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

We all want to live in a community where everyone is productive, enriched in culture and everyone gets what they need. Through Heather's work, she strives to make Madison a better place for all of us.

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When I Grow Up...

BY MARIE PUISSANT
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

Learning to be a business life coach is not at all what Marie envisioned she wanted to do when she grew up. Dolphin trainer, famous novelist, world traveler...sure! 

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Not My Day Job

BY JILL GUNNUFSON
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

Jill's day job consists of keeping servers humming, business clients happy, and banking regulators satisfied. Over the past 18 months, Jill's passion has become setting goals that challenge her body and mind in ways she never thought possible. She's lost 100lbs in this crazy process, ran several 5Ks, a triathlon, and even an adventure race. CrossFit has become her latest passion. It's hard to go from banker to Olympic lifter, but it's a transition she loves makeing every day.

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Building an Ecosystem

BY FORREST WOOLWORTH
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

The Madison startup community has exploded over the last few years. Madison stuartups now employ over 500 full-time people and a whole support netwrok of accelerators, workspaces, and organizations. Where did this startup ecosystem come from? Can a group of young, ambitious entrepreneurs with a bold vision truley shape the future of Madison?

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