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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.


Union South 1308 W Dayton Street, Madison, WI

This year’s participating companies range from rapidly-growing start-ups to industry-leading enterprises, firms whose primary products are software to those using technology to support infrastructure. Participating companies include local businesses, national industry leaders, and government agencies.

Decoupling the U.S.-China trade relationship: The Challenges and Opportunities of a new Economic Order

Online Event

How far will U.S.-China decoupling go? What challenges and opportunities will this present to the Midwest? How will this transform trade relations, not just between the U.S. and China, but between the U.S. and its other major trading partners such as Mexico? Join, and the Wisconsin Technology Council for the first 2022 trade policy virtual event on Thursday, Feb. 17.

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.

High-tech small businesses: Apply for 19th round of SBIR Advance funding

Online Event

The Center for Technology Commercialization is offering a matching grant of up to $100,000 to provide additional assistance to companies in the process of completing a project in the federal Small Business Innovation Research or Small Business Technology Transfer programs. This is the 19th round of SBIR Advance funding dedicated by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation since SBIR Advance began in 2014.

‘Wisconsin YES!’ business plan contest online – student abstracts due Apr 13

Online Event

The countdown is under way for middle- and high-school students to enter Wisconsin Youth Entrepreneurs in Science, a statewide youth business plan contest modeled after the successful Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. It is open for online entries from Wisconsin middle- and high-school students through 5 p.m. April 13, 2022.

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.