Jerry Jendusa will be speaking at the next Grasshopper meeting. Grasshopper meetings help entrepreneurs and innovators move forward. Presenters with expertise in specific technologies, venture capital and other areas share best practices and spur thought-provoking discussion. Networking abounds.
Jerry Jendusa founded EMTEQ in 1996 with an SBA loan. Starting in the basement of his home, Jerry grew the maker of aircraft interior and exterior lighting systems and management and power systems into an award-winning, global player with more than $100 million of revenue. EMTEQ was acquired by B/E Aerospace in 2014 for a high multiple of revenue. Jerry will discuss the challenges he faced along the way, particularly during EMTEQ’s startup phase.
Jerry is now Co-Founder and Partner at STUCK LLC, a consulting firm that aims to help small- to mid-sized businesses get “unstuck.” Along with advising his companies, he is an active member of the entrepreneurship community. Jerry is a co-chair of Scale Up Milwaukee, an advisory member for the UWM Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship’s Entrepreneurship in Residence Program and a mogul on Milwaukee’s own TV program, Project Pitch It. He has a Bachelor’s degree in finance from UWM.
This seminar is hosted by the Milwaukee Institute. The Milwaukee Institute is a not-for-profit that helps forward-thinking Midwesterners learn, connect, and unlock the potential of advanced technologies and high-growth businesses that help our region thrive.