Forward Festival 2019: Eight reasons to attend

The 10th annual Forward Festival will be taking place Aug. 22-29 in and around Madison. Billed as a celebration of innovation for “entrepreneurs, nerds, geeks, hackers, foodies and creatives” from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, the festival has something for everyone. Here are just a few of the reasons to block off your calendar: It’s big. With more than 50 events and an expected 5,000-plus … Continue reading Forward Festival 2019: Eight reasons to attend

OnRamp Healthcare Conference promises networking opportunities for Wisconsin’s health tech startups and investors

For many of Wisconsin’s tech startups, the legacy of Lambeau Field includes more than Super Bowl wins. Since 2013, the iconic Green Bay stadium has been home to the OnRamp Healthcare Conference, a day-long event connecting executives, clinicians, investors and entrepreneurs working to increase access to, and reduce the cost of, quality health care. This year’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19. What makes … Continue reading OnRamp Healthcare Conference promises networking opportunities for Wisconsin’s health tech startups and investors

Register now for the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Entrepreneurs from all sectors and stages of business growth are invited to attend Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on June 4-5, 2019, in Milwaukee. Registration is open for the event and the full agenda is available at www.witrepsconference.com. Returning to Milwaukee for the first time in six years, the conference features three major speakers, a plenary panel on improving diversity and inclusion in young companies, 12 panel … Continue reading Register now for the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Startup Weekend Madison 2019 empowers Wisconsin entrepreneurs to connect, discover and learn

Participants from 2018 Startup Weekend Madison working on an icebreaker exercise on the opening day of the event. Now in its eighth year, Startup Weekend Madison is back April 26-28, 2019 in its signature format, a 54-hour event known for bringing all kinds of entrepreneurs—technical and non-technical, seasoned and budding—together to experience the highs, lows, pace and pressure of life at a startup. It provides … Continue reading Startup Weekend Madison 2019 empowers Wisconsin entrepreneurs to connect, discover and learn

WERCBench Labs accelerator helps fund energy, power and controls startups

After earning doctorates from Stanford University, Julie Blumreiter and BJ Johnson returned to Wisconsin knowing the resource available for startups in the state would allow them to thrive. Graduating and earning prize money from the WERCBench Labs accelerator program on Tuesday, March 5, is the latest way the pair has benefited from Wisconsin’s opportunities for entrepreneurs. Julie and BJ took home a $10,000 prize for … Continue reading WERCBench Labs accelerator helps fund energy, power and controls startups

Grants to build a supportive culture for Wisconsin entrepreneurs and startups

A new round of Entrepreneurship Support Grants have been awarded to nine organizations around the state, providing funds that will help fill resource gaps for young companies by providing entrepreneurs with training, mentorship, business development and financial services, among other resources. Launched in 2016, the grant program has provided a total of nearly $1.5 million in grants to 26 organizations statewide to help fund activities … Continue reading Grants to build a supportive culture for Wisconsin entrepreneurs and startups

“Startups to Watch” event showcases Wisconsin’s growing entrepreneurship ecosystem

Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial community continues to grow, and this rich culture was well represented at Wisconsin Inno’s “Startups to Watch 2019” event held on Feb. 28 at Brix and Mortar Coworking. Wisconsin Inno, a digital media and events company covering local startups, technology and innovation, delivered a program with opportunities to mix and mingle with other innovators, trailblazers and some of the most vibrant startups in … Continue reading “Startups to Watch” event showcases Wisconsin’s growing entrepreneurship ecosystem

Startup Wisconsin Week kicks off November 5

Second annual initiative includes 150+ events in 12 cities to assist startups, promote entrepreneurship Nov. 1, 2018 — With more than 150 events happening around the state, Startup Wisconsin Week kicks off on Monday, Nov. 5, to celebrate the achievements of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurs and to promote efforts to provide additional support for startups and early-stage companies. Sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation … Continue reading Startup Wisconsin Week kicks off November 5