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Welcome to BizTank

about BizTank

BizTank is the brainchild of Jeff Peterson, Co-Founder 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.

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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 PM (dinner is provided from 6:00-6:30 PM) 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

Mission

BizTank’s Mission & Vision

We are cultivating a group of driven individuals (or at least kind of driven) 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 be when they grow up, 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.”

Calendar

2019 Fall Season

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October

Kick Off Night

 Meet the crew behind BizTank and get to know your fellow BizKids!  We’ll also be taking a tour of the space which includes the Production & Sound Studios!

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October

Susan Ibitz

Susan is a Human Behavior Hacker- some people hack computers, she hacks humans!  Having studied Micro-Expressions, Body Language, Face Reading, Statement Forensic Analysis and Personality type, she’s going to tell us how she puts those to work and makes a living doing so.

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October

Evan Conroy

A Wisconsin native and UW-Whitewater grad, Evan, now lives and works in California as a manager at Bird, where he oversees rider operations and Bird Retail support. He was one of the first employees at Bird and has played a role in Bird’s rapid growth to a valuation of $2.5 Billion.

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October

Sarah Evans

Sarah, the founder of Sevans Strategy, is a digital strategist and global brand correspondent, who works with companies worldwide to create and improve their social and digital strategies, advising on branding, marketing, advertising, and public relations.

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October

Field Trip to PHabLab

It’s another fun learning experience – BizTank is hitting the road and heading to Palmer Hamilton in Elkhorn, WI to check out their PhabLab, a maker space filled with some super sweet technology!  We’ll learn about their business and see some of the equipment in action.  

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November

Hugh Neff

Hugh is a professional musher  (yeah, that’s a thing!). He moved to Alaska in 1995 with $200 to his name. Since that time he has raced long-distance sled dog races more than any other human on earth (22 – 1,000 mile races).  We know he’s going to have some stories, and we can’t wait to hear them!

13

November

Announcement Soon

Details will be here before you know it!  Stay tuned.

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November

Kerry Frank

Kerry is an entrepreneur that has proven how one woman can go about revolutionizing an industry with smarts, courage, and tenacity.  She founded Comply365, and played an instrumental role in the FAA’s approval of replacing flight bags with tablets in cockpits.

 theOur Program

A Message from Our Alumni

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

Kids In The Tank Podcast

Participants create their own episodes for the Kids in the Tank podcast. They research the guest speaker and his/her business, ask the questions, record, and with the help of the BizTank team, 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!

Literacy… My Passion by Gloria Heiss

Literacy… My Passion by Gloria Heiss

We try to help prepare the participants/kids, a.k.a. BizKids, for real life experiences in a way that they may not realize they're learning, and although they may think it's "scary" they seem to end up having a lot of fun! We see this all the time when they record...

BizTank Interns Take on Seattle

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.

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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.