Startup Wisconsin Week 2019 offers more than 170 events in nine cities

Startup Wisconsin Week returns Nov. 11-17, featuring more than 170 events and discussions that aim to provide training, skills and development opportunities for entrepreneurs throughout the state. This year, Oshkosh and Two Rivers join the returning communities—Appleton, Beloit, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee and Sheboygan—in hosting events. Sessions cover a wide range of topics, with tracks focused on design, diversity, education and training, finance … Continue reading Startup Wisconsin Week 2019 offers more than 170 events in nine cities

Early Stage Symposium connects young companies with investors

For young companies looking to connect with investors and venture capital looking for Wisconsin’s next big innovation, attending the Wisconsin Technology Council’s is an easy sell. Networking and pitching opportunities abound, as does actionable advice from business and tech leaders who’ve been in their shoes. The eighth annual event is happening Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6-7, at Madison’s Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Pitches … Continue reading Early Stage Symposium connects young companies with investors

Wisconsin ranks second in the nation for National Science Foundation business grant success rate

Center for Technology Commercialization Business Development Consultant Idella Yamben (left) moderates a discussion with SBIR grant recipients Lisa Dotzler of Semba Biosciences, Inc. (center) and Jean Brittain of Calimetrix (right) at the 2019 Biohealth Summit. Wisconsin ranks second nationally in the success rate of businesses applying for National Science Foundation (NSF) business grants, underscoring the strong support health and life science startups in the state … Continue reading Wisconsin ranks second in the nation for National Science Foundation business grant success rate

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