The business plan for the Stimmi app started with manila folders. As primary caretaker for her 25-year-old nonverbal son with autism, Deb Thompson worried what would become of him if something happened to her and her husband.
Madison police officer Emily Samson is redefining Neighborhood Watch with the Good Neighbor Project. Samson began flipping the Neighborhood Watch model when she realized some in the community found it over-vigilant and didn’t agree with its guidelines.
For people trapped in the torturous undertow of opioid addiction, true recovery is riddled with obstacles. Dr. Aleksandra Zgierska is working to ensure they can have access to skilled clinicians without being derailed by stigma or jail.
Fighting uphill political and corporate battles is just another day at the office for Kara O’Connor. The Wisconsin Farmers Union Government Relations Director has been grappling with the shifting dynamics affecting modern agriculture throughout her eight-year tenure.
Woodman-Holoubek and Gmeinder are disrupting work as we know it. It all started with a conversation in a coffee shop in 2015 and Disrupt Madison—and most recently Disrupt Milwaukee—a movement focused on sharing ideas and changing the world of work, were born.