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2022 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is Open for Entries

Online Event

The 2022 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is open for your entries. The mission of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest is to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-enabled businesses in Wisconsin. The contest links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert advice, high-quality education, management talent and possible sources of capital.

MLK Symposium – An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Wisconsin Union Theater 800 Langdon St., Madison, WI

Join in community for an evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project, staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, and co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. Hannah-Jones will reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through the lens of her award-winning work investigating racial injustice and the consequences of slavery in American history.

WI Women in Biohealth Event: Protect Your Data & Information

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Kate Rodgers, Director of Brand Marketing at Infosec and Women in Biohealth steering committee member, will lead the session to share what she’s seen on the frontlines of the cybersecurity industry and actionable steps to protect your information.

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.

UW Health Online Sessions: Mindful Self-Compassion

Online Event

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an evidence-based, 8-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. Based on the pioneering research of Dr. Kristen Neff, the course includes short talks, experiential exercises, meditation, group discussion, and home practices.

Winning Ways: An Overview of Entrepreneurship Contests on Campus and PartnerUp!

Grainger Hall 975 University Avenue, Madison, WI

Interested in participating in or hosting a student competition? Come join us to hear about the entrepreneurship competitions available and how easy it is to participate and win money to support your idea! Then join us at PartnerUp to find your partner and compete!

SBDC: Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP)

Grainger Hall 975 University Avenue, Madison, WI

ETP is an intensive business-planning training program designed to help participants who want to start a new business, grow an existing business, or make a substantial business pivot that requires viewing the business with a new perspective. The focus of the program is to help you complete a comprehensive “rough draft” of your business plan in the form of a written workbook. Each session of class will help you learn business terminology and work toward putting your ideas on paper so that, by the end of class, you have made significant progress toward launching your business or writing a more comprehensive business plan.

UW Health – Parenting /Caregiving with Presence: A Half-day Mindfulness Retreat

Online Event

Come join us to explore mindfulness as it relates to our roles as parents, stepparents, grandparents and/or caregivers of children. This mini retreat will provide you with practices to nurture your body, mind, and spirit, which may support and strengthen your relationships with your child(ren) and yourself.


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.

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.