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PechaKucha Presentation

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Forrest Woolworth

in Madison, WI

Building an Ecosystem

PRESENTED ON FEB 19, 2015
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 12

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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Startup Weekend!

BY JONNY LI
@ VOL 79 ON JAN 26, 2011

Jonny Li is excited about the Startup Weekend events he's been participating in -- he also helped launch the Tokyo edition -- and as you'll see in his presentation from PKN Tokyo Vol. 79, he really wants everyone to join in and make stuff happen!
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The Startup Bus

BY NATE COOPER
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Nate Cooper takes us for a ride on the Start Up Bus! 

Apps, programs and comics, oh my!

Going into depth about the features of how the competition helps people connect and work on creating their own businesses. 

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Casa Batroun - The Story of an Eco-Friendly House

BY MAHA NASRALLAH
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 10, 2014

Maha Nasrallah and Maya Karkour share the adventurous experience of turning an old house into an exemplary, award winning eco-friendly home. Green magic, if you will! 

Taking something old and crumbling away, and refurbishing it and enhancing what is already there, is a step closer to eco-friendly living and homes. Reusing and recycling wood, and using natural materials, Maha and Maya were able to create and inspire more to do the same. 

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The Network Effect

BY BRYAN CHAN
@ VOL 11 ON NOV 20, 2014

Sometimes a chance meeting can change the ecosystem of an entire community. By finding themselves at the intersection of introductions and innovation, Bob Vanden Burgt and Bryan Chan formed an unbreakable team that has leveraged thousands of new connections, relationships and ideas throughout the Madison community. They helped take a relatively unheard of event and turned it into one of the most popular and influential networking opportunies in the city, allowing it to serve as the inspiration and spring board for other collaborative endeavors in our community. This presentation will show how powerful things happen in the world because of connections and the network effect.

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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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Startups and life itself

BY KIMBERLY LARSEN
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 20, 2015

How building a startup is a lot like tackling life itself. Kimberly Larsen talks about the struggle and pleasure of starting a company. She also explores her childhood as a troubled teen.

Kimberly Larsen

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Mapping Cape Town’s Minibus Taxi Network

BY JOANNE CHEVALIER
@ VOL 42 ON MAR 07, 2017

In collaboration with WhereIsMyTransport, Joanne created a schematic map of Cape Town's informal transport network. The result is a cross between a first-world underground map and something more chaotic. Joanne will talk about the process followed in arriving at unique transport network 

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Nashville Innovation Project

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 22, 2018

Ron Yearwood talks about building a diverse network of tech in a Nashville "Innovation District".

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Research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

BY JEN FELTNER, PHD
@ STATE OF JACKSON'S MOUNTAIN LIONS: A CELEBRATION OF BIG CATS IN OUR MIDST, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON JUL 27, 2018

Jen Feltner is a PhD candidate at University of Montana. Her research interests include the ecology and population dynamics of large mammals, community-level interactions, the impacts of anthropogenic stressors on species, spatial ecology and wildlife conservation. Her PhD research focuses on intraguild competition and predator-prey dynamics following large carnivore recovery in the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Jen Feltner is presenting on her PhD research.