Hello from the Tech-Prize team, Founders Institute, Gener8tor and The Branch

Join us for another “Founders Night Out”!

How do I talk Finance? Banks, Investors,…

Event Description/Attendance Info

IMPORTANT: This is an In-person Event Only.

Topic: How Do I talk Finance? Banks, Investors…

Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 6:00-8:00 PM (Keynote comments at 6:30 PM)

Location:  The Branch, 1501 Washington Avenue, Racine, WI 53403

Who Should Attend:

Anyone looking for their entrepreneurial community and also would like to hear everything you need to know on talking Finance, hear from people that have done that and are doing that, look to meet great local business leaders and have a great time!

Founder Institute, Tech-Prize, and Gener8tor are excited to host our May 15th Founders Night out, at The Branch at 1501. Many energetic and creative entrepreneurs find themselves working hard to grow a new or existing business but still struggle to make that actually happen.  Speaking the language of “Finance” is a critical tool to enable successful growth and clear communication with investors, banks, co-workers and customers.  The keynote message of the night will cover many points in finance to help clarify those discussions. The rest of the event will be filled with networking and lively Q&A opportunities with other business owners and entrepreneurs.  Come enjoy meeting interesting people and making great connections.


Secure your spot by registering at the Tech-Prize Event Ticket page. Limited seats are available, so act fast! 

Keynote Presenters:


Jeff Daniels – Entrepreneur & Investor

Jeff is a passionate leader, entrepreneur and investor.  Jeff is responsible for the Blueflux Power, Products Group and COO of the Corporate team, a green energy company. Jeff is focused on enabling an outstanding group of people to work together to develop and implement energy and material based technologies, that will fundamentally change the world. The solutions are green by design, creating energy efficiency and enhancing the lives of both our customers and team members. Jeff’s passion for leadership also extends into the community. Jeff is a co-chair for the Tech-Prize competition and process. This process acts as a motivator, celebration and connector for innovators throughout the region and world. We figure we have launched businesses of all sizes and complexities around the world. Why not help our own community do this right where we live. A recent addition to Tech-Prize is the implementation of the Founder Institute process to run the innovation accelerator and standards to implement ideas. Jeff acts as both a co-Director and Mentor in the Founder Institute Wisconsin organization that will leverage his global leadership and start-up experience.

Scott Kortendick – Financial Advisor

Scott Kortendick is a Racine native that grew up in the family hardware business of 73+ yrs. and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in Accounting and Business Entrepreneurship.  Prior to becoming a Financial Advisor in 2019, he was in Corporate Accounting and Finance as a CPA for 25+ years at both Fortune 500 and privately held companies in Southeast Wisconsin. Scott is involved with various volunteer organizations in the community and enjoys applying his years of finance experience to help individuals and organizations prudently steward their valuable resources.

Host Venue – at “The Branch”:

“The Branch” – is owned and operated by Kristina Campbell.  Nestled in the heart of Racine’s vibrant arts district, The Branch offers an event venue for weddings and other special occasions.  Housed within the former American Trust Bank, the space seamlessly blends modern elegance with preserved architectural details creating a captivating atmosphere for any occasion.  Alongside its event offerings, The Branch is also home to Dragon Pit BBQ and Esperanza Coffee Collective during the week and is open for customers to dine in.  Check it out at www.thebranch1501.com


Beverages, appetizers, and networking opportunities will be available.  Bring your questions and enthusiasm and get ready to unlock the secrets of this event!

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors & Donors

We also want to make sure we share a big “Thank You” for the many sponsors & partners for their 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.

Here’s to Innovation!

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