WTC hosts Early Stage Symposium

This week, MKEStartup.News is live from Madison to cover the 2022 Early Stage Symposium hosted by The Wisconsin Technology Council. The event allows emerging technology startups to connect with investors and resources to support the companies’ continued growth.

Funders and founders from around Wisconsin with gather on November 9-10 at the Monona Terrace. This year’s theme is Navigating Choppy Waters.

Keynote speaker Bobby Franklin, a public policy expert and CEO of the National Venture Capital Association, will kick off the two-day event. Highlights of the event include panels on marketing, talent attraction, financing and funding for young companies.

Startup community standouts Joe Kirgues and Troy Vosseller, who launched gener8tor 10 years ago in Wisconsin and have guided its growth into one of the nation’s leading accelerator programs for young companies, will accept the “Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education” award. Also known as the “Triple E” award, the designation was launched by the Wisconsin Technology Council to highlight the importance of teaching and mentoring entrepreneurs.

The most anticipated event of symposium is the Elevator Pitch Olympics. Startups from all corners of the state vied for the opportunity to pitch to event attendees, which includes more than 30 confirmed investor groups.

The event’s host, the Wisconsin Technology Council, is the science and technology advisor to the governor and the legislature. Launched in 2001, it is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan board with members from tech companies, venture capital firms, higher education, research institutions, government and law.

To learn more about the 2022 Early Stage Symposium, click here.

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