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Wisconsin Inno Tech Madness 2022 – Nominations due Feb. 4

Online Event

Tech Madness is our annual bracket challenge designed to generate awareness and excitement for Wisconsin's technology and startup ecosystem, and for those that are driving it forward. The nomination deadline is Friday, February 4.

Doyene Group Spring Investor Accelerator – Women Funding Women

Online Event

The Investor Accelerator blends online learning, virtual workshops, and partnership events to build women’s financial knowledge and ability to evaluate companies, make smart investments, and remain engaged after deals are made. We do all of this while keeping legal and tax implications in mind to explain risk and create a safe space where questions are encouraged for increased learning.

Record early stage investments in 2021 topic of Feb. 22 Tech Council luncheon in Madison

Sheraton Hotel 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI

Wisconsin early stage companies collectively raised at least $810 million from angel and venture capitalists in 2021, shattering the state’s previous record and continuing a six-year upward trend. What does the investment surge mean for Wisconsin? Join us Tuesday, Feb. 22, for a deeper look at deal data collected by the Wisconsin Technology Council and to hear from an investor and company executive who were part of the record-breaking year.


Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Building 330 North Orchard Street, Madison

Sustainability as a Business Proposition: How attention to resources, energy and the environment can add up to a winning market strategy is free and open to the public. Commercializing environmentally sound technologies is the focus of this month’s WARF-D2P Entrepreneurons.

gAlpha Urban League Spring 2022

Multiple Madison Locations Madison, WI

gBETA Urban League is open to Madison businesses owned by Black entrepreneurs and other entrepreneurs of color from high tech startups to Main Street small businesses. Help us help you uncover the hidden gems of the greater Madison community!

Transcend Madison – 2022 Innovation Competition

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Building 330 North Orchard Street, Madison

Transcend Madison, created by Transcend UW, is the campus's first-ever student-led innovation competition. Each year we give away $55,000 worth of prizes. This event was made with one goal in mind: to bring students all across UW Madison together to demonstrate their novel ideas and creations.

gener8tor – Worker Owned Cooperative Accelerator Kickoff and Panel Discussion

Online Event

gener8tor and Nehemiah, with support from Madison Cooperative Development Coalition, are running a Worker Owned Cooperative Startup Accelerator Spring 2022! The free program provides an opportunity for Madison startups, entrepreneurs and justice involved individuals to explore the worker owned cooperative model, and for existing cooperatives to identify best practices for scaling and building capacity.

Forward Fest – 2022 Madison Spring Tech Kickoff

Garver Feed Mill 3241 Garver Green, Madison, WI

Technology business, entrepreneurship, and startups in Madison have another great year ahead. To celebrate that and get in high gear for an eventful summer, Forward Festival invites our community and its supporters to Madison's Spring Tech Kickoff!

2022 Badger Startup Summit

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery 330 N. Orchard Street, Madison, WI

Now in its tenth year the Badger Startup Summit is a highly interactive welcoming event connecting entrepreneurs, thought leaders, the startup curious, creatives and innovators.