28 Jan Emerging companies may seek ‘speed dates’ with major firms at March 14 Tech Summit
Emerging companies may apply through Feb. 11 to meet with major firms and explore potential business relationships around technology needs and innovation as part of the ninth annual Wisconsin Tech Summit, which will take place in-person at Lambeau Field.
The day-long event will be held in-person Monday, March 14, 2022. More information, including the online application form, can be found at wistechsummit.com. Past emerging companies are encouraged to apply.
The Tech Summit will feature a series of brief meetings, or “speed dates,” to foster communication and partnership. It is produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council and the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum.
Participating major firms thus far: Advocate Aurora Research Institute, American Family Insurance, Exact Sciences, Findorff, J.P. Morgan, Kimberly-Clark, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Rockwell Automation, Schreiber Foods, Shive-Hattery and TitletownTech. Others will be announced soon.
“There are many reasons why major firms would want to meet with emerging companies, and vice versa,” said Greg Lynch, chairman of the Tech Council and co-founder of Michael Best’s Venture Best group. “This is a way to enhance company-to-company connections in Wisconsin and beyond, with benefits to entrepreneurs and major firms alike.”