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August 2018

Forward Fest

August 16 - August 23

Wisconsin’s largest technology and entrepreneurship festival. The Forward Festival is Madison’s flagship technology and entrepreneurship festival. Since starting in 2010, it now attracts over 5,000 attendees and includes 8 full days packed with 40+ 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.

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neXXpo 2018

August 16 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monona Terrace Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Want to experience what’s next for Greater Madison’s economy? Join us for neXXpo 2018 on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Overture Center!   Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Pressure Chamber Event For attendees, you can help yourself to appetizers and drinks as you “nextwork” with a diverse crowd of entrepreneurs, small businesses and enterprise all in one location. For businesses, you can support these innovative companies by becoming a sponsor, or you can be an exhibitor and show what’s next for…

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Startup Week(night)

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Eat Street HQ, 316 W Washington Ave
Suite 800, WI 53703
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Instead of Startup Weekend's 3 days, we’re crafting new companies in 3 hours! On August 20th, we’ll be hosting a micro-version of this annual event: learn what it takes to get an idea off the ground from serial entrepreneurs in a fun, off-kilter race against the clock, but in 3 hours instead of 3 days!   Based on a set of provided materials, attendees will have the chance to invent a product or service on-site, then pitch their idea to…

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United Way’s annual FALL SEASONS OF CARING

August 21 @ 8:00 am - August 24 @ 5:00 pm

Mobilizing the caring power of our community, this event marks the start of United Way’s annual campaign to support our community’s Agenda for Change programming.   Once again, we are rallying more than 800 attendees to participate in family-friendly volunteer projects, empowering volunteers to tackle our community’s toughest challenges. Please plan to join us and bring your family, friends, and colleagues and help make a difference!   If you are unable to stay for the volunteer projects, please plan to…

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The 2018 Badger Startup Summit

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Building, 330 North Orchard Street
Madison, 53715
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An event connecting Badger entrepreneurs* everywhere to share contacts, experiences and advice. Meet Wisconsin entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated startup, growth and sustained operation Make connections with Badger businesses that can help your company grow Give a business pitch for feedback, or hear pitches from the next generation of Badger entrepreneurs Build your virtual rolodex of contacts

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BioTech Happy Hour Fundraiser for the Wisconsin Science Museum

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wisconsin Brewing Company, 1079 American Way
Verona, WI 53593 United States
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Join Us on Wednesday evening, August 22nd at the Wisconsin Brewing Company in Verona, for great beer, engaging conversations, cool exhibits, contests and more! (An official part of the 2018 Forward Fest event offerings!)   Science and biotechnology are a significant part of Wisconsin's, and particularly Madison's story, and we plan on encouraging community pride and participation in its next chapters. Are you ready to help create Madison's next big attraction? Please join us, and the Wisconsin Science Museum for…

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Adding diversity to STEM fields

August 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53713 United States
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A leading UW-Madison researcher who served as a key White House science advisor will discuss efforts to improve worker diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the Tuesday, Aug. 28 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Madison. Dr. Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the UW-Madison, will discuss why not enough women and minorities enter STEM professions – and how to retain those who plan to do so. She’ll also outline the evolving work of WID, one of the…

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September 2018

Barrels, Bites & Bytes

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yahara Bay Distillary, 6250 Nesbitt Road #200
Fitchburg, WI 53719 United States
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Join us Thursday, September 6 at Yahara Bay Distillery in Fitchburg from 6 to 9 p.m. for a casual evening of local distilled spirits and cocktails, great food, craft beer and live music to celebrate Wisconsin’s innovation and technology culture.   Hosted by the Wisconsin Technology Council, Barrels, Bites & Bytes is open to people and groups who are a part of the state’s tech and innovation scene. “The Yahara Bay Distillery is a prime example of entrepreneurship and an…

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Analytik Jena 2018 Vendor Exhibit

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join us at the Analytik Jena 2018 Vendor Exhibit: "Improve your QC while lowering your Bottom-Line!"   DATE/Time: Wednesday - September 19th, 2017 between 10:30 am – 1:30 pm LOCATION: University Research Park, Room 214 505 S. Rosa Rd. Madison, WI 53719   Attendance is FREE and attendees who drop-off their Company business card are automatically entered into a raffle for a $30 Gift Card.   Contact: felix.osorio@us.analytik-jena.com to register! Walk-in’s welcomed!   Analytik Jena will showcase the popular CyBio-FeliX…

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