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Tech-Prize 2021 Kick-Off


Kick-off Agenda: 

  • 5:30 – 6:00 Social Time – welcome and sharing excitement for the future
  • 6:00 – 6:30 Formal Comments for Tech-Prize Kick-off
    • September 10-18, Downtown Racine
    • Awards – Monument Square Stage, 2:00, Saturday, 9/18 (with Party on Pavement)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 Social Time – open discussion regarding what is next, a celebration of the

community and how to get involved

The Tech-Prize Team just finished the inaugural Smart City, App Development Competition.  It was an outstanding success.  Participants came from 5 different countries.  The winners were from Ireland, India, Florida, Racine, and Kenosha.  Voting for the “Fan Favorite” winners came from 11 different countries and 13 states.  The entire process exceeds expectations for this first event.

The Tech-Prize process for 2021 will continue with the Tech-Shop and Biz-Shop educational series through the summer and then the first live event that will conclude with awards and celebration session on Saturday, September 18, on the Monument Square Main Stage, during Party on the pavement

The process is designed to be that Loud, Proud, Fun event, that is so exciting that people cannot look away.  We cannot tell you how excited we are with the opportunities in front of us.

We want to make sure we share a big “Thank You” for the sponsors and also to each of you for your commitment to our community.  By coming together, we can and will re-engineer our future.  This will happen through the excitement and involvement each of us personally generates as the process grows.

We look forward to seeing you at the kick-off.


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Hourly Schedule

tech-Prize Kick-Off

5:30 - 6:00
Social Period
Open Networking
6:00 - 6:30
Kick-Off Presentation
open discussion regarding what is next, celebration of the community and how to get involved
Jeff Daniel
6:30 - 7:00
Social Period
Open Networking
Jeff Daniel
Jeff Daniel
MODERATOR: President, BlueFlux Power Products Group; Co-Chair Tech-Prize
As the President of the Blueflux Products group, he is responsible for the launch of a new generation of green, electrical energy creation systems.  This includes product design, manufacturing, launch, and distribution for North America and then globally Jeff recently left Johnson Controls to join this start-up.  In his last Johnson Controls role, he was the Vice President of Global Operational Excellence, he was responsible for the performance of 82 manufacturing facilities and the functional leadership for the required support organizations (Quality, Material Control, Continuous Improvement, Advanced Manufacturing, Johnson Controls Manufacturing System, Network Optimization and Organizational Health). Prior to this role, Jeff was the Vice President of Global Procurement, Operations, and Continuous Improvement as well.  Jeff started his career with Prince Corporation/JCI in Holland, Michigan upon completing his Bachelor of Science in Plastics Engineering degree, from Pittsburg State University.  Jeff has gained experience through progressive leadership roles with the company including: Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, Product Development, Sales Operations, and Procurement.  Each of those experiences are now proving critical as he works to launch a global business that is designed to provide clean electrical energy and potentially change the world. Jeff lives in Racine, Wisconsin with his wife Jewell.  They have two daughters, Holly Daniel and Kelly Ritzmann, a son-in-law, Tom Ritzmann, and a new grandson, Dawson Ritzmann


Jun 10 2021


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 10 2021
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tech-Prize Headquarters, Uncorkt


Tech-Prize Headquarters, Uncorkt
240 Main St, Racine, WI

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