Higher Ed Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Toolkit
Design Workshop

May 21-23, 2023
TitletownTech, Green Bay, WI
Hosted by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and Venn Collaborative

The HEEET Design Workshop represents a unique opportunity for higher education leaders, ecosystem builders, and others that support entrepreneurs to come together and discuss their shared challenges and collaboratively design solutions. The workshop will engage attendees in conversations regarding the digital toolkit’s design, who it may benefit, and how it may be used to build stronger, more resilient entrepreneurial communities.

Join the project team, members of the advisory board, and several national experts to learn more about the toolkit project, network with colleagues, and help shape the future of this important project. Help us build a network of champions for the role that higher education plays in inspiring entrepreneurs and building prosperity in our communities.

This is a free workshop made possible through the support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

About TitletownTech

The design workshop will be hosted at TitletownTech, a unique partnership between the Green Bay Packers, Microsoft, and a broad portfolio of investors. The accelerator and venture portfolio partners with and invests in founders in industry sectors ranging from agriculture to sports and entertainment. You can learn more about TitletownTech, its portfolio companies, and its team at titletowntech.com.

About the Titletown District

TitletownTech is a part of the Titletown District, a business, housing, and entertainment development of the Green Bay Packers. Located in the shadow of historic Lambeau Field, Titletown offers a variety of dining and entertainment options to welcome our guests to experience the best hospitality in Northeast Wisconsin. You can explore the Titletown District at titletown.com. 

About Lodge Kohler

Lodge Kohler, an executive class hotel located in the Titletown District is the hotel partner for the workshop. The hotel, which was awarded a 2022 Traveler’s Choice Award from Tripadvisor boasts numerous amenities, including a Kohler Waters Spa and rooftop deck offering commanding views of the Titletown District. You can learn more about Lodge Kohler at lodgekohler.com.

NOTE: Mention UW Oshkosh at time of reservation.

About Austin Straubel International Airport

Green Bay is conveniently served by Austin Straubel International Airport. flygrb.com


Workshop Agenda

A preview of the Design Workshop agenda follows, and details are coming soon. We’ll begin with a Sunday evening reception at the Packers’ Johnsonville Tailgate Village. The workshop will also include insights from national leaders, a series of fireside chats with peers and entrepreneurs, and extensive opportunities for input and engagement. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks as we announce our speakers and more details and format. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to sign up for our mailing list and join our group on the Ecosystem Builders Leadership Project to receive regular updates.

Agenda Preview

The workshop will engage you and colleagues in Design Working Groups to review and test planned elements of the toolkit, and to help shape the final product.

  • Sunday, May 21
    • Evening Reception
  • Monday, May 22
    • Breakfast and Welcome
    • Opening Keynote
    • Fireside Chat with National Advisory Board
    • Lunch with Design Working Groups
    • Design Working Group Breakouts
    • Evening Reception
  • Tuesday, May 23
    • Breakfast and Keynote
    • Design Working Groups Wrap Up
    • Lunch to Go


Would you be interested in joining a Lambeau Field Stadium and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Tour sometime during the workshop?(Required)