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WARF’s Erik Iverson Keynotes the 2017 Badger Startup Summit

As 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.  Now he brings that base of experience and understanding to Madison where he leads one of the worlds most accomplished investment and nonprofit patent and licensing organizations.

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 expands this year into 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 rEVolution 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 kicks off  Forward Fest17 – learn what’s up next…

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 40 events – all related in some way to the Madison startup and tech scene.  Use today’s VenFair to learn about other Fest events you don’t want to miss.


Thank you to our sponsors.