Preliminary 2019 Program
8:00 am Registration opens, continental breakfast
8:45 am 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.
If you don’t make several new connections today, we aren’t delivering.
9:00 am Disruptive (r)EVolution Showcase – Part I
Moderator: Susan LaBelle, Faculty Associate, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison
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.
10:00 am Break
Disruptive (r)EVolution Showcase – Part 2
11:00 am Keynote – Keith Witek, Senior VP Corporate Development, Strategy and General Counsel, SiFive. Topic to be announced
11:45 pm The 1 Million Cups VenFair – Lunch in the Atrium
Welcome and Introduction by Joey Frayne, 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
1:30 pm The MERLIN Pitch and Re-Play
Welcome and Introduction by Susie Younkle, Program Director, MERLIN Mentors
Our signature pitch session returns 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.
3:15 pm pitch wrap-up Dennis Barnum
3:30 pm Concluding remarks/adjourn
Allen Dines, Matt Younkle