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  Dan Steininger  
BizStarts Milwaukee

Dan Steininger is the president and co-founder of BizStarts Milwaukee – an organization that facilitates the creation of new companies in Southeast Wisconsin. He writes a column for BizTimes entitled “Innovate or Die,” and is also the president of Steininger & Associates. The firm focuses on growing companies and has clients in all sectors of the economy.

Previously, Dan was the managing partner of the Wisconsin Early-Stage Fund and the managing director of the angel network, Successful Entrepreneur Investors LLC.

He spent a decade practicing law and holds a law degree from Boston University.

He is former CEO and president of Catholic Knights Insurance, which under his leadership, added almost $1 billion in assets and $2 billion of insurance in force. He also served as president of the Board of Harbor Commissioners that is responsible for the Port of Milwaukee. It became the fastest-growing port on the Great Lakes during his tenure.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the BBB.

He is past chairman of the Young Presidents’ Organization and Wisconsin Presidents’ Organization.

Innovation: A Leadership Game Changer (formerly You Can Learn to be Creative)