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WI Early Stage Symposium 2018

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November 7 -8, 2018 | Madison, WI

WHAT:  The symposium is designed to unlock Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial potential by providing the right combination of ideas, innovation, intellectual property and investment – as well as hands-on instruction and advice targeted to early stage companies ready to make the leap.

WHERE: Monona Terrace, Madison, WI

WHEN: November 7-8, 2018

WHO: Steve Holzhauer and Eric Slifer will be attending 

WHYThe annual event will feature: 

  • Presentations by more than two dozen companies selected for the Tech Council Investor Networks’ track. Investors from across Wisconsin and beyond will attend.
  • A very popular speed-dating style event called Investor Intros.
  • The 5th annual “Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education” award luncheon.
  • The 14th annual Elevator Pitch Olympics luncheon: 90-second presentation opportunities for selected companies. A panel of experienced investors judge the pitches and offer immediate feedback.
  • Panel discussions + educational seminars featured leading entrepreneurs, investors and others tied to the tech sector.
  • “Office hours,” offered the opportunity to meet with subject experts on a variety of topics in small discussion groups.
  • SBIR/STTR segment to recognize grant recipients from the past year.
  • Exhibit hall showcasing more than 40 Wisconsin companies.
  • A first-night reception, two luncheons, two breakfasts and other networking opportunities, including an investors-only dinner.

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