Marquette University News Release

Entrepreneurs Baltz, Cordio and Yau go ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

October 26, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Spaulding Medical CEO Amanda Baltz, Startup Milwaukee and Skills Pipeline founder Matt Cordio and Bright Cellars co-founder and CEO Richard Yau will be the featured guests in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Nov. 2, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

Just days before Startup Week in Wisconsin, we’ll talk with three entrepreneurs about Milwaukee’s and Wisconsin’s startup scene. Baltz is CEO of Spaulding Medical, which makes an electrocardiogram machine for use in homes, hospitals and post-acute care facilities. Cordio is the founder of Startup Milwaukee and Skills Pipeline. He is a technology talent scout and started his first business while still in college. Yau is CEO and co-founder of Bright Cellars, a monthly wine club with 16,000 subscribers. In this one-hour conversation, Baltz, Cordio and Yau will share their personal startup stories. They’ll also address some key questions. What are the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs here? Why do we as a region fare poorly in national rankings for startups, or are those rankings missing something? What, if any, role can government play in encouraging entrepreneurship? Join us as we discuss this key component to our region’s economic vitality.

Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His “On the Issues” series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School’s commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

Seating for members of the general public is available at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.

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Chris is the Associate Director of University Communication in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Chris at (414) 288-4745 or christopher.t.jenkins@marquette.edu. View all posts by .