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Starting Block – Her Network Programs

StartingBlock 821 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI

Hosted at StartingBlock by Mel Butcher, Her Network is a meeting space for inspirational stories, transparent idea-sharing, and empowering collaborations. Sharing, supporting, and purposeful networking will happen over coffee and pastries. Her Network is for businesswomen in the Madison, Wisconsin region. All who identify as women are welcome.

Women in Biohealth: Coffee Networking Event

Colectivo on the Square 25 S Pinckney St., Madison, WI, United States

Join us for a delightful morning of networking exclusively for women in the biohealth industry. This is the perfect opportunity to connect, share experiences, and build professional relationships in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Tulio de Oliveira: Steenbock Lectures in Biochemistry

H.F. DeLuca Forum 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI, United States

University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry and the Global Health Institute is hosting two insightful Steenbock Lectures by Tulio de Oliveira, director of the CERI - Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation at Stellenbosch University and a 2024 Time Health 100 honoree.

Tulio de Oliveira: Steenbock Lectures in Biochemistry

H.F. DeLuca Forum 330 N. Orchard St., Madison, WI, United States

University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry and the Global Health Institute is hosting two insightful Steenbock Lectures by Tulio de Oliveira, director of the CERI - Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation at Stellenbosch University and a 2024 Time Health 100 honoree.

2024 GMCC Pressure Chamber Competition – Deadline July 7

Online

Pressure Chamber returns for its 11th year as emerging companies again compete for the coveted “golden suitcase,” as well as a reserved spot in the Chamber’s exclusive Greater Madison startup meetings with top Silicon Valley investment firms this fall.

StartingBlock Level Set Program Deadline: July 12

Online

Don't navigate the startup world alone. StartingBlock's Level Set program is an intense 6 week program designed to help you build and validate a business model. Offered 6x per year, we help you explore the pros and cons of different business models, model revenue and get real world feedback on your ideas.

SBIR/STTR Road Tour – Madison Stop

StartingBlock 821 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI

America’s Seed Fund Road Tour is a national outreach effort to connect innovators and entrepreneurs to non-dilutive, technology funding opportunities provided through the $4.5 Billion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, known as “America’s Seed Fund.”

Starting Block – Her Network Programs

StartingBlock 821 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI

Hosted at StartingBlock by Mel Butcher, Her Network is a meeting space for inspirational stories, transparent idea-sharing, and empowering collaborations. Sharing, supporting, and purposeful networking will happen over coffee and pastries. Her Network is for businesswomen in the Madison, Wisconsin region. All who identify as women are welcome.

Opera in the Park 2024

Garner Park 333 S Rosa Rd, Madison, WI, United States

For over 20 years, Opera in the Park has been the epitome of Madison Opera’s place in our community. Garner Park comes alive with music and light sticks, as soloists share their favorite opera and musical theater numbers, along with the Madison Opera Chorus and Madison Symphony Orchestra.

Free

Creative Destruction Lab Class (WI) Deadline: Open until Filled

Online

In the Creative Destruction Lab course is a two-semester course in which students will receive mentoring, work with high-potential ventures, and experience how investment decisions are made. Students will have the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in an actual business setting, conducting team projects with some of the top early stage ventures in the world focused on risk & insurance, and health & wellness.

2024 Tech Council Golf Outing

The Oaks Golf Course 4740 Pierceville Rd., Cottage Grove, WI, United States

Join us Wednesday, July 31, at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove off Interstate 94 for a scramble golf tournament to support winners of the 2025 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest and to celebrate with members and friends of the Wisconsin Technology Council.

Q2 Draper TIF Grant Deadline: August 15

Online

The Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF) administered by Discovery to Product (D2P) supports efforts to enhance the scope or patentability of inventions and assist with their potential licensing to the commercial sector. Applicants must be UW‒Madison faculty members or academic staff, and a formal university invention disclosure must have been accepted by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Applications for Q2 of fiscal year 2025 due August 15.

BETA Madison Accelerator Deadline: August 19

Online

gBETA Madison is a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots. Each program is capped at five teams and requires no fees and no equity. Application deadline Aug. 19.

Forward Fest 2024

Multiple Madison Locations Madison, WI

The Forward Festival is Wisconsin's largest technology and entrepreneurship festival, attracting more than 5,000 attendees and serving as host for more than 40 events over 5 days every August. Now in its 14th year, it's the state's flagship celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship for business folks, nerds, social impact innovators, foodies, hackers, entrepreneurs, creatives, problem-solvers, community supporters and more from across the Midwest.

Black Business Hub Ribbon Cutting and 10th Annual Unity Picnic

The Hub 2352 S. Park Street, Madison, WI, United States

Join us at the Black Business Hub on Saturday, August 24, for a historic gathering as we celebrate a decade of unity and progress within our community! This commemorative day will embody the spirit of togetherness and uplift underserved businesses in the Greater Madison area. Admission is free, and everyone is invited to be part of this momentous occasion that will strengthen the bonds of unity within our city. We have some special and exciting things planned that you won’t want to miss! More details to come soon!

Free

Discovery to Product (D2P) Innovation to Market Deadline: September 27

Online

Innovation to Market from Discovery to Product (D2P) can help you turn your idea into impact. Intended as an entry point for campus innovators—from faculty to students, postdocs and staff—this free, non-credit course will be offered this fall from October 9 - December 4. Deadline to apply: September 27.

2024 Wisconsin Science Festival

Multiple Wisconsin Locations WI, United States

Celebrate Curiosity Across Wisconsin at Wisconsin Science Festival! One week packed with events for all ages. The Wisconsin Science Festival is a statewide celebration with activities for people throughout Wisconsin. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.