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The 2018 Badger Startup Summit is Aug. 22

2018 Keynote TBA soon

Our 2017 keynoter was Erik Iverson, Managing Director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.  Erik brings more than 20 years of executive experience working with entrepreneurs and innovators craft innovative technologies into products that make the world a better place.  Check out his remarks on video – Click Prior Summits on the top menu bar.

The MERLIN Pitch & Replay

We team up with MERLIN Mentors to bring you the entrepreneurs behind Madison’s newest ventures. 20 entrepreneurs start simultaneously at 20 tables and rotate every 15 minutes to a new table. Learn more about this fun event. If you want to pitch apply now at the Pitch & Replay Page.

The Million Cups VenFair

The Million Cups VenFair returns to the Discovery South Atrium.  Get to know the Madison landscape and how to find what you need whether it be partners, employees, customers, investors, consulting skills.

Disruptive (r)Evolution Showcase

Badger entrepreneurs who are building their companies around emerging hot, and potentially disruptive, technologies show you how their efforts will change the landscape.  In these mini-TED talks, you’ll learn where the technology is and how they are leveraging it.

The Summit is just one of the many cool event in Forward Fest18 – learn more…

August in Madison is never complete without the Forward Festival.  Run by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs since 2010, the technology and start-up communities come together to learn, share, and have some fun.  Check out more than 50 events – all related in some way to the Madison startup and tech scene.


Thank you to our sponsors.