Red Bull Basement Launchpad- Great Lakes Region

Red Bull Basement
Tue, Oct 13, 2020, 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Do you have an idea that could change student life? Or even the world?

Red Bull Basement was created to empower the next generation of young innovators to develop bold new ideas and implement tech and other solutions. The goal is to make a positive impact on your campus, within your community, and beyond. As a university student, you’re welcome no matter what area you study - why wait until after graduation to work towards positive change when the world needs your ingenuity and big ideas now?

We invite you to join our local collegiate lecture series focused on sustainability through tech solutions. You will connect with students from across 5 states and hear from leaders in the tech and sustainability world on ways you can innovate for good. Managing Director at West Stacy Tarver Patterson, Campus Sustainability Officer at UW Oshkosh Bradley Spanbauer, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies Misty McPhee, and past participants from Red Bull Basement are here to share their stories of change, and help you build your own.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the world of sustainability, how to unlock human potential, craft their pitches, and participate in the Global Red Bull Basement competition.


Misty McPhee: Dr. McPhee is an Associate Professor of environmental studies and wildlife conservation at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She joined UWO's faculty in 2009 and teaches several courses focused on sustainability and is associated with the University's Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformation.

Brad Spanbauer: Brad currently serves as the Campus Sustainability Officer after six years of teaching in Biology and Environmental Studies. He has been intimately involved with every aspect of UW Oshkosh's journey to becoming a more sustainable campus. He has worked for the Campus Sustainability Office at UWO since 2009 and is an affiliate of UWO's Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations while continuing to advance the strategic mission of making UW Oshkosh part of a more resilient and sustainable world. 

Stacy Tarver Patterson: Stacy Tarver Patterson is Managing Director at West, a Venture Studio that enables companies to define and defend their market opportunity with a brand people love. At West, Stacy has advised companies’ strategy, marketing, and creative across a range of industries and partners: Proxy's digital identity solutions, LogicInk's wearable smart ink signals, Sweeten’s end-to-end renovation management platform, and Katalyst's in-home EMS workout system, among many others. Before moving to San Francisco and entering the world of venture, Stacy was a Senior Marketing Director with Nike, inc., leading teams across the U.S. and internationally.

First Fridays Group: The 2019 Red Bull Basement Winners will be speaking about why the applied, what they experienced, and the value they have gained from the experience. First Friday’s Group is a community-facing event management company based in Baltimore, MD. The Company organizes social events, which feature musical performances curated entirely from local populations. The Company further provides underprivileged youth with the resources & training to pursue creative ventures; connections to direct mentorship from local university students; as well as the platform to present & perform at Company organized events.

Todd Gilmore: Todd is recognized as a relationship builder with a record of providing business solutions for organizations, initiating and implementing full sales, marketing, and operational directives. Todd is a 17+ year veteran of the Trade Show Industry, most recently working for Informa Exhibitions directing sales efforts for TSNN Top 20 event World of Concrete and also Show Manager for Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT). He is known for making effective decisions under favorable or unfavorable conditions, and quickly revising tactics to achieve goals within aggressive time frames. Todd brings high energy and a passion for problem solving, always seeking efficiencies for himself and those he works with. Todd has a bachelor’s degree in Communication with a minor in Marketing from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana

Join us to listen, ideate, learn, and prep to make your campus or this world, a more sustainable place. We can’t wait to see you there!


Tuesday, Oct 13
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM (EDT)