Watch this page for details on the 2019 Badger Startup Summit set for August 22, 2019

Keith Witek Returns to Keynote the 2019 Summit

Keith Witek is a technology industry veteran having served in senior executive positions at companies including Tesla, AMD, Motorola and as an attorney at Wilson, Sosini, Goodrich and Rosati.  He has worked at the forefront of many of the technology advances that we now consider common.  Keith presented the 2016 Summit Keynote on the impacts of accelerating disruption on technology markets. He returns this year to update that presentation with his outlook on where we have been since 2016 and where the continuing trend for accelerating disruption may lead in the future.  Keith is currently Senior VP, Corporate Development, Strategy and General Counsel at SiFive where he leads various cross-functional teams developing RISC-V technology adaptations for effective and affordable adoption by a large and diverse global market.  Watch this space for further details…

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 at the Pitch & Replay Page.

The 1 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 events in Forward Fest19 – 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.


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