Local news covers UW-Green Bay men’s basketball Coach Will Ryan’s introduction

On Thursday, June 11, new UW-Green Bay’s men’s basketball Head Coach Will Ryan was introduced with a live press conference and interview from Titletown Tech. Local media outlets covered the events.

News Coverage:

Will Ryan introduced as the UWGB men’s basketball head coach | WBAY

UWGB’s Will Ryan: It’s ‘special’ to get first D1 head coaching job in home state | NBC 26

Green Bay Phoenix introduce new coach Will Ryan | Fox 11

Green Bay Phoenix introduce Ryan as new head coach | WFRV

UW-Green Bay’s TitletownTech partnership listed as way local cities are blazing towards new path | Wisconsin State Journal

UW-Green Bay’s partnership with “TitletownTech” is highlighted as an example of a city blazing a new path and increasing prosperity by partnering with university campuses. Read more via Tom Still: With partnerships and academic resources, some communities finding new prosperity |Wisconsin State Journal.

Two national investors join Titletown Venture Fund

Insight Publications shared good news in its “Regional Roundup.” UW-Green Bay partners, the Green Bay Packers and TitleTownTech, added two national investors. Jerry Jacobs Jr., Delaware North co-CEO and an alternate governor for the Boston Bruins, and Jeff Wilpon, partner of Sterling Project Development, Sterling Equities and chief operating officer of the New York Mets, became two new out-of-state investors in the TitletownTech Venture Fund. See more.

Entrepreneur in Residence featured in Biz Times

Aaron Kennedy is known nationwide for being the founder and CEO of Noodles & Company, and successfully leading Colorado with branding and marketing campaigns. Now the UW-Madison graduate is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UW-Green Bay. Kennedy’s enter the effort to help Green Bay attract more startups and scale-ups was announced late April. With an alliance including Microsoft, UW-Green Bay, and the Green Bay Packers, Green Bay will earn its spot on what Kennedy calls the “I-Q Corridor.” The “I” refers to the interstate highways that bind Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, but to Kennedy it also means innovation, intellectual property and investment. The “Q” implies quality of workforce, research, education and life in general. See more.

UW-Green Bay alumnus receives Free Enterprise Award, story by the Press-Gazette

UW-Green Bay alumnus Craig Dickman ’82 (Business Administration) has been selected to receive this year’s Free Enterprise Award. “Craig’s community involvement has helped build a strong business that has not only changed the landscape of the Green Bay community, but has also changed the landscape of his industry,” says Miranda Bonde, Rotary Club of Green Bay FEA Committee co-chair. Dickman has created Breakthrough Fuel, a Green Bay company that helps companies cut shipping costs, and has worked as an “executive, innovator, investor and entrepreneur inside companies like Schneider and Paper Transport Inc.” Currently, Dickman is the managing director of TitletownTech. Read the full story by the Press-Gazette to learn about Dickman’s journey.

Tom Still: Upper Midwest’s ‘I-Q corridor’ offers options to coastal congestion

“Aaron Kennedy is an entrepreneur with national credentials. He was founder and chief executive officer for Noodles & Company, led Colorado’s successful branding and marketing campaign, managed product rollouts for major firms and continues to advise emerging companies through some of the nation’s leading accelerators. Now, perhaps somewhat to his surprise, UW-Madison graduate Kennedy is the ‘entrepreneur-in-residence’ at UW-Green Bay.” Tom Still from the Wisconsin State Journal has the story. “Green Bay is staking its spot on the ‘I-Q Corridor’ thanks to an alliance that includes the Green Bay Packers, Microsoft, UW-Green Bay and others who have combined to create ‘TitletownTech,’ which aims to bring world-class digital innovation and expertise to the region,” writes Still.

Aaron Kennedy, TitletownTech plan to put Green Bay on map in terms of startups, AP News article says

Aaron Kennedy, TitletownTech/UW-Green Bay’s new entrepreneur-in-residence, is planning on putting the city of Green Bay on the map when it comes to “startups and scale-ups,” according to a recent AP News piece. TitletownTech comprises of a partnership between the Green Bay Packers, Microsoft, UW-Green Bay and others. Kennedy’s role includes thinking big about what Green Bay can offer to investors and entrepreneurs. Read more.

UW-Green Bay/Packers announce new additions to TitletownTech

The Green Bay Packers have announced the new additions to TitletownTech. Aaron Kennedy will be joining the TitletownTech team as the UW-Green Bay entrepreneur-in-residence. Kennedy is the founder of Noodles and Company, and will work to advance early-stage ventures and entrepreneurial opportunities in the region as well as connect UW campuses to TitletownTech. UW-Green Bay alumnus Cordero Barkley ’09 ’16 (Business Administration, Master’s in Management) will join TitletownTech as director, Finance & Investments. Barkley has a background in wealth management and banking with prior experience at Associated Bank and Wells Fargo. Read more.

New TitletownTech entrepreneur-in-residence garners media coverage

Aaron Kennedy, founder of Noodles & Company, has been named the new entrepreneur-in-residence for TitletownTech, a unique partnership with UW-Green Bay, the UW System, the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft. Read more from the Press-Gazette, Biz Journals, WBAY and We are Green Bay.