Geneva Supply

Welcome to BizTank

What is BizTank?

Students get exposure to the world of business through a stimulating and interactive program. Guest speakers explain the drive, hard work, the directions their lives have taken, their successes and of course, failures. BizTank consists of three unique 8-week seasons throughout the year, meeting once a week on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (dinner is provided from 6:00-6:30 p.m.) and is offered to Junior or Senior students at any local area high school. Not local? Livestreaming is also available!

Location: 1501 E. Wisconsin St. Delavan, WI 53115

Telephone: (262) 435-4935

Email: BizTank@GenevaSupply.com

When: Wednesdays: 6 – 8:30 PM

Support BizTank

BizTank is the brainchild of Jeff Peterson and Mark Becker, co-founders of Geneva Supply, Inc. It’s an idea that takes the passion from one’s career and enlightens the minds of the communities’ youth, specifically, junior and senior high school students.

BizTank is for the dreamers, the planners, the “know-it-alls” and the “I’m-not-quite-sure-I-know-what-I’m-doing-with-my-life” type of kids.

Any kid that’s willing to take a chance towards creating a future they truly enjoy, are welcome.

Mission

BizTank’s Mission & Vision

We are cultivating a group of driven individuals that see the value in going above and beyond the classroom requirements, and care enough about their future to try something new and to step outside their comfort zones, because as many of us know, that’s really where all the fun is!

A Word

From Our Founder

“As a society, we ask a lot from our high school students. With no real-world experience, we expect them to have life figured out. To know what they want to do as a profession and whether to invest tens of thousands of dollars into education. At BizTank, we give students a chance to have experiences and hear stories direct from industry leaders. The next big idea can come from our community and I am blessed to be able to help cultivate those ideas with our BizKids.”

– Jeff Perterson

Calendar

Winter 2019 Sessions

9

January

Introductions

Networking doesn’t stop with the speakers. Get to know your fellow BizTank Kids during the first session of the new season.

16

January

Announcement Soon

We’ll be announcing this speaker soon! You won’t want to miss them. Be sure come back and check before the first session.

23

January

Phil Fonfara

Formerly managing the Fast Forward startup accelerator program, led Phil to recently joining the gener8tor team. A nationally ranked accelerator that invests in high-growth startups.

30

January

Tracy Porter

An award-winning designer, artist, author and lifestyle entrepreneur, Tracy creates signature globally-inspired designs that capture a spirited blend of modern and soulful.

6

February

Eric Kau

COO of BOXYCHARM. An exciting subscription service sending 4 to 5 full-size beauty items, ranging from makeup and skincare to beauty tools and color cosmetics.

13

February

Field Trip

Come check out our BizHub location at the Whitewater Innovation Center and enjoy a special Tank Talk presentation, including several guest speakers.

Our Program

A Message from Our Alumni

Who better to explain what BizTank means to our participants than actually people who joined the program? Watch the video below to understand the impact BizTank has on future of our community.

Kids In The Tank Podcast

Participants create their own episodes for the Kids in the Tank podcast. They research a topic or a guest speaker and his/her business, ask the questions, record, edit and produce.

Scholarships

All participants who successfully complete the BizTank program receive a $500 scholarship towards any continuing education program.

Career Exploration

BizTank is here to build bridges between employers and students. We want to spark an interest in these kids and help them prepare for the real world, and we hope that local businesses are willing to partner with us by offering them opportunities to do a job shadow, an internship, or possibly, summer employment.

BizTank Speaker Series

Tune in live every 7 PM Central every Wednesday to hear the night’s keynote speaker. Not able to view the presentation live? You also receive access to our on-demand library of past speakers.

BizHub

BizHub was developed to create an innovative and energized workspace by partnering with the UW-Whitewater and the Whitewater Innovation Center. Offering a unique internship experience, students will gain exposure to real business objectives through various tasks and projects.

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In The News

Our News & Announcements

We always have a lot going on and we are thankful to everyone that helps make BizTank a reality!

BizTank Interns Take on Seattle

BizTank summer interns came with the Geneva Supply team to Seattle, so we set them up with job shadows and educational days at both Amazon and Microsoft.

Precision Plus Donates $10,000 to BizTank

BizTank and Geneva Supply are pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 donation from Precision Plus. These funds will help support the program and scholarship fund.

Scholarships

Speakers

Sessions

Seasons

Show Your Support

We are a non-profit organization relying on funding support for scholarships, technical equipment (laptops, etc.), and on-topic field trips. We believe the next big idea can come from a kid within the community, your community, so please consider supporting us so that we can help them, dream that dream.