Global entrepreneurship leader to keynote June 1 at Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Milwaukee

Milwaukee native and Marquette University graduate Charles Ross, the chief executive officer of the International Business Innovation Association, will set the tone for the annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference, to be held May 31 and June 1 in Milwaukee.

Charles Ross, CEO International Business Innovation Association

Charles Ross, CEO International Business Innovation Association

The conference at the Italian Community Center returns to the Cream City to celebrate the region’s rise as a startup and scale-up hub within the Midwest. Registration is open at or linked here.

Through its work across the United States and 30 countries, InBIA supports entrepreneurship and provides industry best practices while enabling collaboration, mentorship and peer-based learning. For more 30 years, InBIA has developed a network of accelerators, incubators and other resources for entrepreneurs in a spectrum of industries and disciplines.

Ross will speak on the morning of June 1, providing an overview of global entrepreneurship — as well as tangible examples that may interest young companies in Wisconsin.

Ross holds an electrical engineering degree from Marquette University and a master’s in business administration from Indiana University. Among many experiences, he has coached founders and chief executive officers at dozens of high-growth companies.

“We think Wisconsin entrepreneurs are among the best in the world — and we want them to ‘think big’ about their business models and connections,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. “Charles Ross brings a combination of local roots and global perspectives to the conference.”


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