The Chamber is now accepting applications for this year’s Pressure Chamber startup initiative, which returns on Aug. 16 during Forward Festival, Wisconsin’s largest technology and entrepreneurship festival.
Plentiful, cheap supplies of fresh water held back market-driven innovation for decades because businesses, cities and investors saw no need to change … or how to make it pay if they did. Until now. Learn how drought, floods, contamination incidents and more are helping to drive innovation in market-driven water technology Thursday, July 14, at the Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon in Wauwatosa.
SUBMISSION DATES - JULY 29 & AUGUST 12. UW–Madison Innovate Week is designed for an audience of campus researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs, social impact innovators, and makers of impactful products. Event goals include raising campus awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; promoting opportunities, programs and resources for campus innovators; and providing learning and networking opportunities.
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 13th year, it's the state's flagship celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship for business folks, nerds, social impact innovaters, foodies, hackers, entrepreneurs, creatives, problem-solvers, community supporters and more from across the Midwest.
Applicants for Pressure Chamber go through a screening process that may include presentations with prominent Wisconsin investors. From there, a select number of companies will be chosen to pitch to a panel of out-of-state investors, business executives and a live audience during Forward Fest. In addition to receiving the coveted “golden suitcase,” the winning company will also get a reserved spot in the Chamber’s exclusive Greater Madison startup meetings with top Silicon Valley investment firms this fall.