About Us

An event connecting Badger entrepreneurs* everywhere to share contacts, experiences and advice.

  • Meet Wisconsin entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated startup, growth and sustained operation
  • Make connections with Badger businesses that can help your company grow
  • Give a business pitch for feedback, or hear pitches from the next generation of Badger entrepreneurs
  • Build your virtual rolodex of contacts

*  Note: by Badger entrepreneurs we don’t mean just UW-Madison.  Wisconsin is the Badger State.

 

 

Coming to the Summit from out of town?

Summer in Madison has much to offer beyond the Badger Startup Summit.  For starters the Summit is a part of the Forward Technology Festival, an 8 day ‘movable feast’ of events focused on the intersection of entrepreneurs, technology and social media.

 

But this year you can attend virtually from anywhere with an internet connection

Skip the hotel,

No need for Event Parking 

 

Check out latest updates.  Follow us on Twitter:  @BadgerStartup

Meet the 2020 Summit Steering Committee

 

Co-Chair – Allen Dines, WISC Partners

Co-Chair – Matt Younkle, Cardigan

Erin Ladwig – Summit mastermind

Dennis Barnum, MERLIN Mentors

Jeff Glazer, UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

Nicole Justa, 29 Capital Partners

Jenni Le, gBeta – Madison, gener8tor

Josh Heling,  1 Million Cups

Trezy,  1 Million Cups

Joey Frayne,  1 Million Cups

Javier Soto, 1 Million Cups

Claudia Seidenberg,

Emily Volland, 100State

 

 

Public Relations and Website

Allen Veak & Kevin Kiley – Makin’ Hey! Communications

 

Thanks to all the Steering Committee Team

Special thanks to Forward Festival support team,  Libby Gerds, Molly Walsh

The 2020 Summit is August 13

Registration is Free

Register separately for:

Keynote Fireside Chat with Tom Erickson

Virtual Pitch&rePlay

Note: The Summit is included with Forward Pass purchase but registration is still required.

Find it

Watch your email for the links to the virtual sessions you signed up for

To arrive shortly prior to Aug 13

Connect

Follow us on Twitter for updates, announcements, and “LIVE” event tweets!

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