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Apply to present at 2016 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium
Apply to pitch your company to the most active investors in the Midwest at the annual Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, to be held Nov. 16-17 at Madison’s Monona Terrace. Many companies have cited past presentations at the conference as a key factor in funding and growing their business. New this year are the Investor Intros. Companies selected for the Investor Intros will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with investors from Wisconsin and beyond. To foster this type of communication, the Investor Intros will feature short introductory meetings between investors and emerging companies. This format will resemble a “speed dating” exercise, allowing both parties to learn more about each other and explore potential relationships. Company applications are due no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.
Become a sponsor today!
Want to promote your brand? Be a part of one of Wisconsin’s oldest and largest business conferences? Become a sponsor of the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium today! The 2016 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium will be held Nov 16-17 at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison. We anticipate close to 600 people will attend the conference from across the state and beyond and will offer more opportunities than ever before for companies to interact with angel and venture investors from Wisconsin and well beyond. Contact Cassidy Wartenweiler at Cassidy@wisconsintechnologycouncil.com to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for the Early Stage Symposium and more.
With the school year underway and many parents hoping to replace “screen time” with homework time, the Sept. 27 meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Madison will focus on the pros and (occasional) cons of online games and learning. Two gaming companies and two academic experts will discuss educational games and what current research says about how it affects learning and other behaviors, particularly in younger users.
An independent report on “The Value of Higher Education to Wisconsin’s Economy” will be discussed by the president of the University of Wisconsin System and the head of the Wisconsin Technology Council at the Thursday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Oct. 19 Tech Council’s Innovation Network meetings in Stevens Point and Appleton. UW System President Ray Cross will be joined by Tech Council President Tom Still for a discussion about how Wisconsin can better capitalize on higher education’s economic benefits, which range from supplying talent to carrying out research that can create intellectual property, commercial products and companies.
Prize dollars raised for Wisconsin YES at Tech Council Brew Bites & Bytes event
The Wisconsin Technology Council hosted its inaugural Brew Bites & Bytes evening event on Aug. 4 at the Wisconsin Brewing Company. The event successfully raised more than $1,000 for the Wisconsin YES contest. Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs in Science is a statewide youth business plan contest modeled after the successful Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Public, private and home-schooled students across Wisconsin are eligible to turn their science- and tech-related ideas into business plans and compete for cash and prizes.
Tech Council, 100State collaboration
The Tech Council is excited to announce our collaboration with 100State, the largest coworking community in Wisconsin. This partnership will be beneficial for both organizations and the state, allowing both organization’s members access to resources, information and the tools they need to be successful. Click here to learn more about ways 100State helps to connect a community of problem-solvers, creatives and entrepreneurs.
Wisconsin social enterprises are blurring the lines between traditional for-profit and nonprofit models. The competition is intended to celebrate social enterprise in Wisconsin, including organizations that take a business model approach to making a positive difference in our state by deliberately addressing social challenges affecting people and/or the planet.
|TECH COUNCIL NEWS SERVICE:
Xconomy: StartingBlock Reaches Funding Goal, Moves Closer to Groundbreaking
Xconomy: From Partner to Purchaser: Tesoro Buys Madison Biofuels Maker Virent
WisBusiness: UWM Research Foundation: Announces new Catalyst Grants
WisBusiness: Announcement of veteran employment resources, launch of young professionals program
Madison.com: CDI forms two business units in Madison; Akitabox moves to AT&T building
JSOnline: Cellular Dynamics developing therapies
Madison.com: Accuray builds on TomoTherapy’s talents in Madison
Xconomy: Stratatech, Immucor, Tech Canary, & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist
JSOnline: Haynes: Where are Wisconsin’s risk-takers?
Madison.com: Stratatech acquisition becomes final; jobs will stay in Madison, CEO says
Release: International experts to discuss global dairy trends at DATCP symposium during World Dairy Expo
Release: AkitaBox’s rapid growth leads to move into Madison’s entrepreneurial hub
Wisconsin Ag Connection: PDPF Raises More Than $260,000 Last Year
Madison.com: Greater Madison Chamber dinner to feature Trek’s John Burke and Lands’ End’s Federica Marchionni
WisBusiness: Immucor, Inc. adding up to 64 new employees as looks to expand operations in town of Brookfield
WSJ editorial: Turn more patents into products
WisBusiness: gener8tor planning what it calls “preeminent forum on revolution in retail and e-Commerce”
JSOnline: OnRamp to hold retail conference
JSOnline: Taubner: Baldwin the startup senator
WisBusiness: Waukesha launches new economic development organization
Business Journal: Wipfli acquires Illinois-based Weltman Bernfield
WisBusiness: Zach Brandon: Madison's health tech leaders should 'brag' about the area
WisBusiness: Epic Systems founder and CEO Judy Faulkner named 22nd most influential person in health care
JSOnline: Ten win Wisconsin Innovation Awards
WisBusiness: Epic Systems founder Judy Faulkner was among the 100 “Richest People in Tech”
Xconomy: Epic, Wellbe, WARF, & Arrowhead: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist
WisBusiness: Emonix wins top award at the Madworks accelerator pitch night
BizTimes: Shareholders approve Johnson Controls-Tyco merger
Business Journal: Hudson firm Phillips-Medisize being sold to Molex
WisBusiness: UW-Madison: Madison a ‘Smart Gigabit Community
BizTimes: Smart Choice MRI adds president and COO
UW-Madison News: UW-Madison places highly in worldwide ranking of universities
Xconomy: Stratatech, Maker of Skin-Like Tissue, To Be Sold To Mallinckrodt
WisBusiness: WMC: Nominations open for second annual Wisconsin Job Honor awards
UW-Madison News: WARF, UW-Madison again rank in top 10 universities for U.S. patents
Business Journal: How Kiva has affected local Milwaukee businesses
Madison.com: Cellectar Biosciences’ quarterly loss holds steady
Madison.com: Sonic Foundry narrows losses in its third fiscal quarter
WisBusiness: Zurex Pharma is launching a phase III clinical trial after raising more than $6 million
Xconomy: Redox and Kinvey Team Up, Hoping To Simplify Healthcare App-Making
Madison.com: A definitive guide to coworking spaces in Madison
GB Press-Gazette: Badger entrepreneur breaks/makes the mold
JSOnline: Wisconsin broadband speeds lagging
JSOnline: Zywave’s new office attracts millennials
Inside Wisc: Broadband expansion is connection to rural Wisconsin’s prosperity
InsideWis: UW-Eau Claire’s ‘graduation contract’ offers way to control college costs
InsideWis: Here’s a five-point plan for improving Wisconsin’s startup economy
InsideWis: Transporting oil always comes with risks, but pipelines safer, more efficient
InsideWis: Advanced industry jobs matter across Wisconsin, not just biggest cities
Episode 172: Covers Tech Metrics, commentary; with Laurie Self of Qualcomm, Innovation Alliance
Episode 171: Covers Tech Metrics, commentary; interview with Dan Sullivan of NeuWave Medical
Qualcomm, Innovation Alliance
WisBusiness: StartingBlock Madison meets fundraising goal to launch entrepreneurial hub
Madison Startups: Telematic ‘Optimistic’ Following Accelerator
JSOnline: TechCanary raises $500,000
VentureBeat: In 5 years, Midwest will have more startups than Silicon Valley
WisBusiness: AkitaBox’s rapid growth leads to move into Madison’s entrepreneurial hub
WisBusiness: ABODO Raises $4.8 Million in Series A Funding Round
BizTimes: Tech Canary raising $500,000
WisBusiness: A new accelerator is popping up in Madison to help veteran entrepreneurs
JSOnline: EatStreet moves into bigger space
Madison.com: Another bad rap for Wisconsin startup activity draws both jeers and grim affirmation
JSOnline: Polco wins trip to Silicon Valley
WisBusiness: UW-Madison PhD graduate Chorom Pak was the winner of the Doyenne Group’s pitch event
WisBusiness: Doyenne Group tripled amount of money sought for women and minority entrepreneurs fund
Xconomy: Panel: Healthtech In Madison Is Expanding Beyond Patient Records
Atlantic Council: Madison, Wisconsin: How a City Becomes an Innovation Hub
WisBusiness: U.S. Department of Defense giving WEDC $3.1M grant to help diversify east-central state economy
WisBusiness: Polco wins Pressure Chamber Pitch Night
JSOnline: Imbed Biosciences raises $600,000
WisBusiness: Tesla lawyer tells Madison startups to expect 'resistance' from status quo
Madison.com: Tech and Biotech: Polco picks up contract with Dane County
WisBusiness: Marquette University Enterprise Seed Fund is taking applications for its third round of funding
Madison.com: Health IT startup Wellbe is top local company on 2016 Inc. 5000 list
Release: Badger Fund raises more than $10 million
Madison.com: Tech and Biotech: gBETA and Madworks graduate startup classes; Zurex draws $6 million
JSOnline: Zurex Pharma raises $6 million
WisBusiness: FaB Wisconsin accelerator takes new approach to developing startups
WisBusiness: Madworks seed accelerator companies are competing for awards
Xconomy: EyeKor Stares Down $600K to Develop Clinical Trial Software
Madison.com: Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals plans to raise $45 million
Wisconsin Innovation Network membership:
Experience for yourself why WIN has been a Tech Council tradition for more than 13 years. With more than two dozen events annually, you'll expand your network while learning from top-notch speakers. When
you become a WIN member, your membership applies to all chapters,
statewide. With five different types of membership, you and/or your
company will be sure to find a membership that fits your business goals.
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individuals and organizations that have recently joined or renewed their
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Contact Cassidy Wartenweiler, Development and Member Relations Director, at email@example.com or 608-442-7557.
Wisconsin Angel Network membership:
Your $750 WAN membership entitles you to
one free pass to both major conferences (Entrepreneurs'
Conference and Early Stage Symposium), as well as regular WIN events.