Representative Ron Kind was in Eau Claire Tuesday trying to help new businesses grow in western Wisconsin
The congressman hosted two forums today, one in river falls and one at CVTC in Eau Claire.
The events consisted of a forum on venture capital investing followed by one-on-one meetings between the venture capitalists and local entrepreneurs
Kind hopes the forums will create opportunities for entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas to investors.
"I see a lot of great innovative and creative thinking going on, but no idea, no matter how great or worthwhile it is, is going to advance very far without the necessary funding and the investment that people need to bring it up to a marketable state,” says Rep. Kind.
Investors from as far as California and Boston attended the forums.