2017 Disruptive (r)Evolution Program
8:00 am Registration opens, continental breakfast
8:45 Welcome: Badger Startup Summit Co-chairs
- Matt Younkle, Forward Festival Chair, CEO Cardigan
- Allen Dines, Executive Advisor, WISC Partners
The Badger Startup Summit is all about building networks. This event brings the varied participating and supporting entities that comprise Madison Startup Ecosystem into one room, in one time window. The Summit is a deep dive into Madison’s tech scene networks. Many of the entities here today are hosting events later in the 2017 Forward Fest. Use today to check them out and plan your days for the remainder of the 2017 Forward Fest.
If you don’t make several new connections today, we aren’t delivering.
9:00 Disruptive (r)EVolution Showcase – Part I
Moderator: Marsha McVicker, CEO, Errand Solutions
You hear about them all the time. In leveraging exciting new technologies, Badger entrepreneurs are developing new approaches to customer problems and changing the way we do things.
9:00 Made in Wisconsin – CultureTrax® Software for Stem Cells
Scott Fulton, CEO Cellara;
9:15 Innovation in TeleMedicine Through Remote Delivery of Speech Therapy
Emily Purdom, Co-founder DotCom Therapy;
9:30 The Use of Satellites and Data Analytics in Agriculture
Mutlu Ozdogan, Founder/CEO Agrograph;
9:45 From Zero Gravity to Innovations in Rehabilitative Medicine
Jeff Leismer, Founder & CEO VibeTech, Inc.
Disruptive (r)EVolution Showcase – Part 2
10:15 Tech in the Arts: Using VR to Enhance and Understand Reality
Lisa Frank, WonderVR Studio and LisaFrank Photography;
10: 30 Off-grid Utilities Bring Power to Rural African Communities
Mehrdad Arjmand, Founder NovoMoto
10:45 High Volume 3-D Printing with Metal in Advanced Manufacturing
Brandon Walker, founder CEO of Linectra
11:00 – Showcase Wrapup
Erik Iverson, Managing Director, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
12:00 Lunch at the Million Cups VenFair
Welcome and Introduction by Rachel Neill, founder Carex Consulting and 1 Million Cups Madison
Lunch is provided byVenFair Sponsor/Hosts at the various food stations distributed around the Atrium. Graze for small bites while you roam the VenFair
2:00 The MERLIN Pitch and Re-Play
Welcome and Introduction by Susie Younkle, Program Director, MERLIN Mentors
Our signature pitch session returns but this year in partnership with MERLIN Mentors. 20 tables, 20 entrepreneurs. Each starts at a different table of 5-8 attendees. As in musical chairs; everyone rotates every fifteen minutes.
Logistics and Expectations Dennis Barnum, MERLIN Mentors and Director of Operations, Thalchemy.
4:00 pitch wrap-up
4:15 pm concluding remarks/adjourn
Allen Dines, Matt Younkle