Cap Times Idea Fest 2023!

Multiple Madison Locations Madison, WI

Tickets are on sale for Cap Times Idea Fest 2023! Get them now for your chance to see in-person sessions with guests including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, and PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff and her husband, former Wall Street Journal journalist Albert Hunt.

D2P Innovation to Market – Fall Course Applications Due Sept 24


Fall 2023 dates: Oct 11 – Dec 6 (Wednesdays, 9 – 11 am). Eight-week course includes 5 live online classroom sessions plus weekly mentor check-ins. The Innovation to Market course is intended as an entry point for innovators, seekers of a creative solutions, designers of novel approaches to social problems or makers of impactful products at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Piloting Research Innovation & Market Exploration (PRIME) Grant Deadline


The Piloting Research Innovation & Market Exploration (PRIME) grant administered by UW–Madison’s Discovery to Product (D2P) aims to enable campus innovators to conduct research activities that mitigate early-stage market risks. Deadline for PRIME proposals for fiscal year 2024 is September 26.

UW–Madison Innovate Week

Multiple Madison Locations Madison, WI

Are you a campus researcher, problem-solver, inventor, maker, entrepreneur, or social impact innovator? Are you looking to maximize impact for your research, turn your idea into a product or service, or start a company or organization?

Life Science Vendor Show

MGE Innovation Center 510 Charmany Drive, Room 50, Madison, United States

See the latest and most innovative life science products and Scientist Solutions will provide pizza!

BioForward Advocacy Achieves Results: Understanding the Impact of Recent State and Federal Legislation on Biohealth Companies


In BioForward’s upcoming webinar, our members will get comprehensive insights into the latest developments in advocacy. Join us as we dissect recent accomplishments and advancements, unravel the intricacies of new budgetary allocations, and provide a deep dive into pending legislation and pertinent state issues that have been at the heart of our relentless efforts.

WiBxTEMPO Women on Boards Panel

Exact Sciences 5505 Endeavor Ln, Madison, WI, United States

Mark your calendars for an illuminating panel event on September 28, hosted by Women in Biohealth (WiB) and TEMPO Madison. This event will provide a comprehensive exploration of the realm of board service, spanning both corporate and non-profit sectors. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting to consider board service, this discussion will unravel the essential responsibilities, required experience, and pathways to board opportunities.

2023 Wisconsin WOMEN Reception

Findorff 300 S. Bedford St., Madison, WI

The 2023 Wisconsin WOMEN Reception will take place on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Findorff in Madison. Hosted by Wisconsin Tech Council.

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Showcase

5110 Grainger Hall 975 University Ave., Madison, WI, United States

Hear from UW–Madison founders and CEOs and connect with UW’s innovation ecosystem at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Showcase. Three exceptional Badger alumni will share their entrepreneurial journeys, leadership insights, and how their UW experience set them on the road to success.

One Health: UW Makerspace Makeathon 2023

UW-Madison Makerspace 215 N Randall Ave, Madison, WI, United States

Join us for a unique making experience at the UW Makerspace! At this hands-on design sprint, teams will ideate and prototype healthcare solutions using our many resources.

UWEBC 2023 Best business practices and emerging technologies conference

Monona Terrace Convention Center 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI, United States

Since 1998, the UWEBC has brought together executives, managers, and senior practitioners from leading companies to learn from each other.
We are super excited to be celebrating this big year at our upcoming Business Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Conference this fall on October 3rd, 2023!

IB Seminar: Unlocking the Power of AI for Business

Fluno Center 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI, United States

In this rapidly evolving digital age, harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence has become a game-changer for businesses. This seminar will help guide business owners and decision makers through the transformative world of AI.

2023 Healthcare Innovation Pitch Event

Wantable Cafe 123 East Walker Street, Milwaukee, WI, United States

The HIP event is the popular Bridge to Cures event in partnership with Medical College of Wisconsin’s CTSI and AMPDNR program. The pitch event is designed as a toned-down and more structured version of the ABC show, “Shark Tank” where healthcare entrepreneurs get the rare opportunity to pitch to a panel of venture capitalists, angel investors, and serial entrepreneurs.

Apply for three chances to pitch at Early Stage Symposium


Applications are being accepted now from young companies that want to tell their stories to investors at our annual Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. The deadline to apply online is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.

Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ceremony

Memorial Union 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI, United States

The Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) seek to celebrate and inspire innovation. The WIA highlights and honors the development of groundbreaking and innovative ideas. Get your ticket now and join us for the awards ceremony!

2023 BioForward BioHealth Summit – The Next Generation of Personalized Medicine

Overture Center for the Arts 201 State Street, Madison, WI, United States

Hold on tight, for the future of health is being shaped by the trailblazing companies of Wisconsin, propelling us into an era of personalized medicine that transcends barriers, dismantles inequities, and revolutionizes the very essence of healthcare. Welcome to a world where Wisconsin’s innovation prowess reigns supreme, where the power to heal lies in our hands, guided by the visionaries who call Wisconsin home! Join our sessions to learn more.

2023 Wisconsin Book Festival

Multiple Madison Locations Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Book Festival, presented by Madison Public Library in partnership with Madison Public Library Foundation, presents free, public author events that celebrate books and spark conversations. Each year, the festival creates a robust schedule of accomplished and new writers whose fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books appeal to all ages of readers.

2023 Wisconsin Economic Summit

Fox Cities Exhibition Center 355 W Lawrence St, Appleton, WI, United States

More than 400 business and industry leaders, economic development professionals, and academics from throughout our state will gather Oct. 23-24 in Appleton for the second annual Wisconsin Economic Summit. The theme for this year’s summit is TOGETHER. We will explore how businesses, nonprofits, educators, and economic developers can work together—and connect with public resources—to build an economy that gives all Wisconsinites the opportunity to thrive.

Early Stage Symposium

Monona Terrace Convention Center 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI, United States

The conference will features National keynote speakers and targeted panel discussions featuring leading entrepreneurs, investors and others tied to the tech sector making an impact nationwide.

Life Science Exhibits Vendor Show

MGE Innovation Center 510 Charmany Drive, Room 50, Madison, United States

Visit With 25+ Vendors of Laboratory Supplies, Reagents & Equipment. Enjoy Lunch & Play Scienceopoly!