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Innovative Dubuque - Brock Waterman - Consultant - Business Model Canvas

Brock Waterman – Owner/Founder, Innovation, Consulting, Finance

What are the top 5 things to know about Brock?
  • Brock has assisted hundreds of businesses with finding funding to start or expand their businesses including single projects that have required over $13 million of capital, he is an expert in turning ideas into success in any sector
  • Brock is the areas foremost expert with lean startup, business model canvas, and customer development and has been a teaching team mentor 3 times for the Ideadvance Seed Fund grant where up to $75,000 in grant funding can be earned
  • He grew up in an entrepreneurial family and has handled all facets of owning a business including business ownership transitions.  This has allowed him to help multi-million dollar clients find hundreds of thousands of savings in just one meeting / financial review with him
  • He is a voracious reader who has a particular interest in books about business, entrepreneurship, innovation, and psychology (see his 2014 to 2019 reading list).  He also reads dozens of books about finance, investment, trading and traveling.
  • Brock has traveled to 33 countries and spent over 3 years of his life outside of the United States and understands international markets and uses his experiences to think around problems

Adam Zalaznik

Adam Zalaznik – Website, Visual, Creative & Marketing

What are the top 5 things to know about Adam?
  • Graduated from Clarke University with a BA in Graphic Design

  • Worked 12 years for an Anheuser-Busch distributor as a sign shop manager and 4 years at Boyd Gaming as a lead designer.   

  • Highly influenced by classic and vintage design styles.  

  • Play bass in an alternative rock band 

  • Lover of fine whiskeys and classic big band era music, who is a part-time Urban Chicken farmer and father of a bearded dragon 

Kathy – Marketing, Advertising, Content, and Project Management

What are the top 5 things to know about Kathy?Kathy Neumeister Photo
  • An intrapreneur at heart, Kathy’s professional career has spanned decades in media, marketing, healthcare and academics.

  • Kathy’s insight and knowledge of business and community have helped numerous non-profit and for-profit boards advance their missions.

  • An avid fan of “The Moth”, Kathy believes in the power of shared experiences through story-telling.  

  • Explore. Dream. Discover. (Mark Twain). With passport in-hand, Kathy is ready to travel near or far at the drop of a hat!

  • A lifelong tri-state area resident, Kathy graduated from Clarke University with a BA in Business Management.