Startup Champions Network Summit: Madison
September 17 - September 19
Twice annually, Startup Champion Network members meet in-person to connect, share knowledge/experiences and take a deep, behind-the-scenes dive into the local host ecosystem. This personal interaction is a critical part of the member value-proposition as well as an important commitment all members make — to celebrate each other.
These 2.5 day intimate gatherings bring together the nation’s top ecosystem builders and national ecosystem support organizations to convene conversations, gain insight from real world case studies, and explore and experience new communities, against the backdrops of some of the nation’s top emerging ecosystems.
The SCN Madison Summit will explore how ecosystem builders foster trust, form genuine collaborations, and address obstacles and challenges together. We will put Madison on display as an example, while inviting you into our work to all learn from each other. The summit will explore how Madison’s “doers” are building the ecosystem by:
Developing a diverse new generation of ecosystem champions
Creating resources and opportunities through collaborations
Weaving a coherent and collective story about our ecosystem and its impact
The event will bring together startup leaders, meetup organizers, government and academic stakeholders, investors, Fortune 500 directors, philanthropists from Madison and around the country to share best practices in ecosystem building. Participants will leave Madison with two to five strategies to strengthen local entrepreneurship ecosystems.