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2/9/2015 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Speaker Series: Dennis Biddle - "Yesterday's Negro League"

Monday, Feb. 9 | Dennis Biddle, former Negro league pitcher, shares his story as baseball player and later, a social worker.

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2/11/2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Explore the Fab Lab

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 4-5:30 p.m., FVTC Bordini Center | Come see what the FVTC Fab Lab has to offer.

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2/18/2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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2/21/2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Computer 101 Workshops

The FVTC student Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is hosting a series of Computer 101 Workshops for the community on Saturday, February 21 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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2/22/2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Cultural Cuisine 2015

Join us Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 for endless cultural hors d'oeuvres prepared by our Culinary Arts students. 

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2/28/2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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College Goal Wisconsin

Saturday, Feb. 28 | Get free, on-site professional experience completing the FAFSA.

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3/3/2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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3/3 Easy Start Session

Tuesday, March 3, 5 p.m., Appleton. Learn about Fast Forward grant programs, then complete all your admissions requirements in one visit.

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3/5/2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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3/5: On Campus: UW-Green Bay

Thinking of transferring to UW-Green Bay? 

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3/7/2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Discovery Day

Want to visit us in person? Attend Discovery Day to experience campus life at FVTC.

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Small Business & Entrepreneurship

Focus on the Entrepreneur: Marc Busko

Focus on the Entrepreneur: Marc Busko

Fall 2013

Nov 19, 2013

For Marc Busko of Appleton, career inspiration came early in the form of two entrepreneurial endeavors. He credits his path and a bright future to Amy Pietsch, director of the Venture Center at Fox Valley Technical College.

“Amy first helped me start a protein bar business when I was still in high school during a youth summit at Fox Valley Tech,” he says. “Then, when I wanted to launch my new professional career as a youth inspirational speaker, I enrolled in the Venture Center’s e-seedTM program.”

Busko clearly has the talent and vision to inspire students to discover and pursue their life passions. “What e-seed gave me was the knowledge and support I needed to run my business correctly,” he states. “I learned how to develop a solid business plan, keep a balanced ledger, effectively market my services, and find the most cost-effective way to handle legal work.”

Busko currently speaks at middle schools, high schools, and colleges. His offerings include keynote presentations, workshops, and individual coaching. As a member of national groups such as DECA and Extreme Entrepreneurship Tours, he travels extensively throughout the country. 

A football, basketball, and track athlete in high school, Busko discovered his own career passion while recuperating from a sports-related injury. “Since I couldn’t walk, I had time to really think about what I wanted to do,” he says. “Out of nowhere, it came to me. I realized I had a voice and a message to make a positive impact on the world.”

Busko began by volunteering to speak at school events. This helped him develop the contacts needed to build his business. He encourages all students to keep in touch. “I’m always getting emails and tweets,” he notes. “It’s incredibly rewarding to hear how what I said helped someone in life.” 

Busko plans on growing his company by adding other speakers to his program and taking more training through the Venture Center. “I can’t imagine a moment when I won’t be coaching others to go after their dreams,” he says.

E-SeedTM Means Business

Developed through the Venture Center at Fox Valley Technical College, the e-seed entrepreneur training experience is gaining popularity across the country. The 13-week session provides small business owners with the tools to turn their ideas into reality.

The new, train-the-trainer national model has caught on fast in just one year: 4 pilot organizations have already acquired the e-seed model from the Venture Center.

Regional Business Start-Ups from E-seed: 300 businesses have opened their doors because of e-seed over the past decade, and thousands of people are working right now in Wisconsin thanks to e-seed.