Hello there!Welcome to 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
When: Wednesdays: 6 – 8:30 PM
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!
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.”
2019 Fall Season
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Details will be here before you know it! Stay tuned.
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.
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.
BizTank Speaker Series
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!