Innovative Networking for Entrepreneurs

This "speed networking inspired" event is facilitated to help you meet more like-minded innovators & leaders, have better conversations, and make meaningful connections...without the typical networking awkwardness.

  • No standing around nervously, we will help you be introduced and get into meaningful conversations about what you are working on.

  • You will be facilitated through quick, one-on-one conversations that could lead to new solutions, knowledge, resources, and collaborations.

  • Share a new innovation you are fostering or a challenge you are working on, and get insight from fellow participants.

  • Give and gain insight from a number of different individuals.

  • This is an innovative, interactive approach to networking and co-creation, designed to focus conversations and catalyze relationships.

Your innovative networking facilitator, Darin Eich, is the author of Innovation Step-by-Step and Root Down & Branch Out: Best Practices for Leadership Development Programs.  Darin earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin. Darin is the president and co-founder of and BrainReactions, an innovation consulting company founded by UW students, where he led idea development and innovation projects for organizations like P&G, the United Nations, and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.


Darin’s passion involves helping people to become themselves, find and live their strengths, and become more creative, innovative and successful leaders. Professionally, Darin does projects ranging from hundreds of speeches to helping institutions develop leadership programs & retreats to facilitating professional brainstorm innovation sessions for the most innovative Fortune 500 companies. Darin lives in Madison and is a consultant to Dartmouth College, the University of Wisconsin, and USA TODAY.