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August 2016

The Forward Festival

August 18, 2016 @ 8:00 am - August 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

The Forward Festival is Madison’s flagship technology and entrepreneurship festival. Since starting in 2010, it now attracts over 2,000 attendees and includes 8 full days packed with 30+ events organized by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. Join fellow entrepreneurs, nerds, designers, geeks, hackers, foodies, and creative professionals from the Midwest in a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. Whether you’re already plugged into the Midwest tech scene, or you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to sample what the area has to offer,…

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September 2016

Wonder Ball

September 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton Street
Madison, WI
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Each fall the young at heart come together to play dress up at Madison Children’s Museum during their annual black-tie gala, Wonder Ball. The event transforms the museum into an experience that will excite and amaze.

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October 2016

Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin’s Season Opener

October 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An evening of mingling with Coach Gard, Sponsors, Young Professionals and die-hard UW Fans! This event started as a Young Professionals group four years ago and raised over $55,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin, and now has become an elite group of Young Professionals who have joined in stride with the largest Coaches vs. Cancer program in the nation to continue the fight against cancer.

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November 2016

The 2016 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium

November 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 17, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, 53703 United States
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The 2016 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium anticipates close to 600 people will attend the conference from across the state and beyond and will offer more opportunities than ever before for companies to interact with angel and venture investors from Wisconsin and well beyond. The Early Stage Symposium will feature plenty of informative and inspiring speakers, panel discussions, networking and much more. More than 40 companies will have an opportunity to make presentations and meet with investors, along with other entrepreneurs and business leaders. Many firms…

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December 2016

Nex7 Stage Event

December 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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At the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, seven finalists give compelling pitches for the inaugural Most Innovative Company (MIC) Award, followed by networking. The MIC finalists, voted on by neXXpo attendees, are: AkitaBox (presented by QBE) Bendyworks (presented by Cresa Madison) Globe University (presented byGlobal Data Consultants) oneEvent & Fearing's (presented by the Chamber) Operation Fresh Start (presented by National Guardian Life) SOLOMO (presented by Zendesk) turnoverapp (presented by TASC) These incredible companies - representing a diverse cross-section of industries, missions and…

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January 2017


January 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI + Google Map

  A night at Overture, with live music, signature craft cocktails and rubbing elbows with fellow arts enthusiasts — all while supporting the state’s largest nonprofit arts organization, Overture Center for the Arts.  

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February 2017

Frozen Assets – Clean Lakes Alliance

February 3 @ 10:00 am - February 5 @ 5:00 pm
Edgewater Hotel, Madison, + Google Map

    A Clean Lakes Alliance weekend of FREE activities on Lake Mendota and at The Edgewater, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Donations support efforts to protect and improve water quality in our local lakes, rivers and wetlands.  

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March 2017

2017 Tech Summit

March 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
GE Healthcare Institute, N16W22419 Watertown Road
Waukesha, WI
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The goal of the Wisconsin Tech Summit is to bring together major companies and emerging firms in a setting that allows them to meet and explore likely business relationships around technology needs and innovation. Major companies will be able to hear from emerging firms with innovative products or services tied to areas such as “big data,” connected devices and data analytics in sectors ranging from health care to information systems, and from power electronics to telecommunications.  

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Tech Council Innovation Network

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sheriton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive Madison
Madison, WI 53713
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Investors inside the house: New corporate ventures featured at March 28 Innovation Network-Madison Two additions to the venture capital landscape in Wisconsin will be featured at the March 28 luncheon meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Madison. Representing two corporate venture funds based in Wisconsin, Brian Kaas of CMFG Ventures and its parent, CUNA Mutual Group, and Craig Schedler, Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, will discuss the funds, investment areas of interest, size of typical investments and best ways…

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April 2017

2017 Madison Spring Tech Kickoff

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Galaxie Building, 18 N Patterson Street, 3rd Floor
Madison, WI 53704 United States
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Technology business, entrepreneurship, and startups in Madison have another great year ahead. To celebrate that and get in high gear for an eventful summer, Capital Entrepreneurs, Horizon Coworking, and the Forward Festival invite their community and its supporters to the 5th Annual Spring Tech Kickoff! The Spring Tech Kickoff is sponsored by American Family Insurance, Neider & Boucher, and presented by Capital Entrepreneurs, Forward Festival, and Horizon Coworking.

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