Speakers Announced


We have some stellar speakers on hand for Friday evening of Startup Weekend! These entrepreneurs (and both past Startup Weekend participants) will offer some great insight to kick off the weekend:

Henry SchwartzCo-Founder, MobCraft
Colorado native transplanted Wisconsin, Henry Schwartz began dabbling in business at age 15 with running a retail skateboard shop. Bit by the entrepreneurial bug he studied entrepreneurship at UW-Whitewater and recently launched MobCraft Beer. MobCraft is a crowdsourced brewery that lets beer nuts unleash their inner brewmaster and dictate what gets produced.

Kelda RoysFounder, OpenHomes
Kelda Roys is CEO & Founder of OpenHomes, a real estate tech startup. An entrepreneur, attorney, and former Democratic State Representative, she served 2 terms in the Wisconsin Assembly, where she served as Democratic Caucus Chair and Vice-Chair on the Committee on Health & Healthcare Reform. At 32, she ran for US Congress in Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District, one of the youngest women in the country to have done so. Kelda spent 4 years as Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin, and is a magna cum laude graduate of New York University and University of Wisconsin Law School.