Badger Startup Summit
Aug
17
8:00 AM08:00

Badger Startup Summit

AN EVENT CONNECTING BADGER ENTREPRENEURS* EVERYWHERE TO SHARE CONTACTS, EXPERIENCES AND ADVICE.

  • Meet Wisconsin entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated startup, growth and sustained operation
  • Make connections with Badger businesses that can help your company grow
  • Give a business pitch for feedback, or hear pitches from the next generation of Badger entrepreneurs
  • Build your virtual rolodex of contacts

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Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp
Jun
12
to Jun 16

Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp

Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp will be held from June 12-16, 2017

The Wisconsin Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (WEB) is a one-week intensive training program in technology entrepreneurship for graduate students in the sciences, engineering, and math. WEB is co-sponsored by the Initiative for Studies in Transformational Entrepreneurship (INSITE) and the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship.

As a WEB student, you will work with case analyses, lectures, expert panels, and exercises in market assessments and participate in lively social events.

You will learn to imagine, create, and assess opportunities using multiple lenses; develop resources for an organization by forming teams and seeking funding; and use accounting and finance as language and assessment tools.

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Entrepreneurs' Conference
Jun
6
to Jun 7

Entrepreneurs' Conference

Our 15th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference 
is June 6-7, 2017. 

The two-day conference is one of the Midwest’s premiere “how-to,” hands-on events for entrepreneurs of all ages and experience levels. Attendees range from ‘treps who are still developing their ideas to emerging company leaders who have already attracted angel and/or venture funding. These businesses cover a broad span of categories, from information technology to cleantech, from advanced manufacturing to the life sciences, and from business services to consulting.

Conference highlights will include:

  • A plenary panel focusing on new early stage investors on June 6
  • 2 keynote speakers on June 7,
  • Presentations by the “Diligent Dozen” in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest with invited guest Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch
  • 15 panel discussions (seminars) for emerging companies:
    – focused on the themes of “Launch, Grow and Succeed
  • Innovation Showcase featuring more than 40 companies from around the state
  • Awards ceremony for Governor’s Business Plan Contest, featuring the 2017 Wisconsin YES! winner and invited guest Governor Scott Walker
  • Plenty of chances to connect with seasoned entrepreneurs and investors over food and refreshments, including a reception to celebrate entrepreneurs!
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BioNetWork Power Hour
May
25
4:00 PM16:00

BioNetWork Power Hour

  • University Research Park (Look for the big red tent!) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gilda’s Club Madison is a non-profit cancer support community dedicated to providing emotional support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer throughout Wisconsin. The mission of Gilda's Club Madison is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Come join us at the BioNetWork Power Hour for a FREE networking event for biotechnology professionals of all levels to come relax, meet others in their profession in a casual atmosphere, and have an opportunity to exchange ideas.

WHO:  All employees that work for a Biotech, Life Science, Medical Device, and all others that work in the biotechnology related supply/service industry.

WHAT:  This is a FREE networking event for biotech-nology professionals of all levels to meet others in their profession and exchange ideas. FREE food which includes hamburgers and brats, and lots of flavorable beer, soda & water to quench your thrist!

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New Arts Venture Challenge
Apr
28
1:30 PM13:30

New Arts Venture Challenge

Arts Business Initiative

New Arts Venture Challenge

The UW-Madison New Arts Venture Challenge is a campus-wide competition to encourage new thinking and innovative ideas. Entrants will develop and submit a thorough proposal for an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture, or other artistic projects.

Proposals should demonstrate creativity, innovation, added value to the arts, and potential for success. Potential proposals could be a new kind of gallery show, a series of performances, an online course, an outreach program, or anything else your creative mind can devise - the sky is the limit! The winner will be able to present his or her event or exhibition to the public or even launch a new entrepreneurial venture.

Entries may be from individuals or from teams of up to three. The lead team member must be a full-time UW-Madison student.

All proposals will be evaluated in a preliminary online round by a panel of judges.

Four student proposals will be invited to participate in the final round, where each proposal will be evaluated on both the written plan and an oral presentation. Finalists will be coached to help prepare for the final presentation.

Submissions are due on April 11, 2017 by midnight. The final round (open to the public) will take place on April 28, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. This event is always free and open to the public!

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Michigan VC Rizik to discuss Midwest ventures - TIME TBD
Mar
27
9:00 AM09:00

Michigan VC Rizik to discuss Midwest ventures - TIME TBD

Michigan VC Rizik to discuss Midwest ventures at Tech Summit ‘speed-dating’ event - time of day TBA.

Chris Rizik, the chief executive officer and fund manager for the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund in Michigan, will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Wisconsin Tech Summit, to be held March 27 at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha.

Rizik leads what is essentially a corporate “fund of funds” that was launched by some of Michigan’s largest companies with the goal of improving the state’s economic diversity while achieving a strong return on investment. The Renaissance Venture Capital Fund, along with Cintrifuse in Cincinnati, are the leading examples of such funds. 

Applications accepted here. Deadline is February 24, 2017.

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"Things That Surprise Founders"
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

"Things That Surprise Founders"

  • H.F. DeLuca Forum at Discover Bldg (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A panel of experts discusses examples of lessons learned and experiences along the path to a successful exit that the founders never saw coming. 

Moderator: Paul Temple, AlphaTech Counsel

Panelists: Mary Jo Gordon, Gordon & Associates ; Shawn Guse, Intuitive Biosciences ; Shobhan Thakkar, HealthX Ventures ; Andy Walker, Rock River Capital Partners

Register here for this FREE event. 

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2017 Madison Start-Up Fair
Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

2017 Madison Start-Up Fair

The Madison Startup Fair is back! The 2017 Madison Startup Fair features successful startups from the Madison area. The goal of the 5th annual event is to enable startups to connect with students on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus as well as raise the awareness of Madison startups in general. We've partnered with the Engineering Career Services (ECS) Career Fair, and the Startup Fair will be co-located with the Spring ECS Career Fair on the UW campus. 

This event is FREE for UW students. More info here.

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January 2017 Connect
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

January 2017 Connect

Join us in an evening of getting to know Doyenne members and networking with other women professionals while enjoying food and beverages.

This event is open to Doyenne Members as well as Community Members. Your ticket price includes entrance for 2 people, so bring a friend to come learn about Doyenne and meet other local women entrepreneurs.

Schedule of Event:
6:00-6:30 Networking
6:30-7:00 Presentation from Featured Member
7:00-7:30 Networking

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100State: Grand Opening
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

100State: Grand Opening

Make A Difference In Madison!

Share ideas, get connected, and enjoy yourself with (free) food and drinks

100state is calling all Madisonians -- from longtime members to those just hearing about us -- to join us in opening our new space with a 100state original Problem Solving Soiree!  Creative professionals of all disciplines will come together to form connections, share ideas, and make merry while actively collaborating to solve some of the biggest problems facing our city and state. Join the fun and meet Madison's movers and shakers!

**at our NEW location: 316 W. Washington Ave, 6th Floor

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