More than 65 successful entrepreneurs,
investors and other startup business experts will be featured throughout the
June 2-3 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference, to be held at Madison’s Alliant
Energy Center.

learn more and register for the 13th annual event, with a theme of
“Nurturing Entrepreneurial Roots,” visit

panel discussions organized around three distinct stages that matter to all
startup companies — launch, grow and succeed – will tap into the experience
and expertise of investors, entrepreneurs and advisors from around the region.
In addition, a June 2 plenary discussion with experts who bring a rich blend of experience in digital
health technologies, medicine and venture capital will explore trends in
digital health, an emerging sector in Wisconsin.

Investors who will take
part on panels include: Mark Bakken,
HealthX Ventures; Dr. Frank Byrne,
HealthX Ventures; David Guinther,
WISC Partners; Ken Johnson, Kegonsa
Capital Partners; Patrick Meenan,
Arthur Ventures; John Philosophos,
Three Oaks Venture Fund; Carl Ruedebusch,
Northwoods Angels; Andy Shrago,
Wisconsin Investment Partners; Michael
, Inventure Capital; Troy
, Gener8tor; and Bob Wood,
Wisconsin Investment Partners.

Entrepreneurs and emerging company leaders on panels
include: Mark Cook, Isomark; Hathaway Dilba, Ale Asylum; David Dupee, CraftFund; Margaret Ebeling, Tiara Betty; Dr. Sanaz Cordes, healthfinch; Liz Eversoll, SOLOMO Technology; Kelly Fitzsimmons, HarQen; Andrew Foxwell, Foxwell Digital; Jonathan Fritz, Web Racing Inc.; Scott Fulton, Cellara; Mark Gehring, HealthMyne/Propeller
Health; Josh Herritz, MIOsoft; Robert Hopton, Health eFilings; Matt Howard, EatStreet; Brian Jensen, Fishidy; Chris
, Wise Green Planet; Joe
, Isomark; Max Lynch,
Ionic; Mark McGuire; Hershel Miller, Shoutlet; Emile Nuwaysir, Cellular Dynamics
International; Ugo Nwagbaraocha,
Diamond Discs International; Joe Scanlin,
Scanalytics; Henry Schwartz,
MobCraft Beer; Spencer Smith,
Spencer X. Smith Consulting; and Cara
, Exact Sciences.

Other business
leaders and experts

on panels include: Jeff Anthony,
Mid-West Energy Research Consortium; Jay
, The Milwaukee Institute; John
, UW-Madison Discovery to Product; Ben Buss, Kraft Foods / Oscar Mayer; Mike Dahm, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.; William Dougan, UW-Whitewater; Cathy
, Capital Valuation Group; Mark
, Quarles & Brady; Aaron
, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.; Wade Hanna, First Business Bank; Susan Healy, Ascendancy Advisors; Craig Heim, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation; Gretchen Jameson, Concordia University;
Shelley Jurewicz, FaB Wisconsin; Greg Lynch, Michael Best &
Friedrich; Steve Lyons, Whyte
Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.; John McDonald,
Godfrey & Kahn; Dan Olszewski,
Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship; William
, Silicon Valley Bank; Amy
, Lindsay Stone & Briggs; Jennifer
, KW2; Brian Schupper,
Greater Milwaukee Committee/Scale Up Milwaukee; Anne Smith, Madworks Coworking; Conor Smyth, Wisconsin Technical College; Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council; Patricia Struck, Wisconsin Dept. of Financial Institutions; Elizabeth Thelen, The Water Council; Melissa Turczyn, Michael Best &
Friedrich; David Vasko, Rockwell
Automation; David Volz, Wisconsin
Economic Development Corp.; and Paul
, Foley & Lardner.

Reps. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, and Mike Kuglitsch, R-New Berlin, will also
take part in a discussion of how state legislation is affecting Wisconsin’s
tech economy.

Produced by the Tech Council, the conference
is one of the largest events of its kind in the Upper Midwest. Other highlights include:

  • A
    keynote presentation by Jerry Jendusa,
    of EMTEQ and STUCK LLC
  • The
    2015 Ken Hendricks Memorial “Seize the Day” award recipient Jim Berbee, founder of Berbee
    Information Networks Corp.
  • Diligent Dozen: Top 12 finalists from the
    Governor’s Business Plan Contest square off
  • Innovation Showcase featuring more than 45 companies
    from around the state

Sponsors so far include: Aberdean Consulting; Alliant
Energy; American Family Insurance; American Transmission Co.; Ascendancy
Advisors; AT&T; Baird Capital; Baker Tilly; BDO; BloodCenter of Wisconsin;
BMO Harris Bank; Carroll University; City of Fitchburg; Concordia University;
CORE Business Consulting; Cresa Madison; Dedicated Computing; DeWitt Ross &
Stevens; Exact Sciences; Filament Games; Fine Point Consulting; First Business
Bank; Godfrey & Kahn; Google; Group Health Cooperative; HealthX Ventures; HP
Enterprise Services; Madison College; Madison Gas & Electric; Makin’ HEY!
Communications; Marquette University; Marshfield Clinic Applied Sciences;
Michael Best & Friedrich; Mid-West Energy Research Consortium; Midwest
Prototyping; MIOsoft; Murphy Desmond; Neider & Boucher; Nelson Schmidt; NEW
Capital Fund; New Horizons of Wisconsin; Nordic; PowerBuy 4 You; Quarles &
Brady; RDC National Inc.; Red Arrow Production; Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
s.c.; Rockwell Automation; Safenet Consulting; The Business Journal; Tweedee
Productions; University Research Park; Uber; UW-Madison Discovery to Product
(D2P); UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations; UW-Milwaukee Research
Foundation; Venture Investors; Whitewater University Technology Park; Whyte
Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.; WIN-Lake Superior; Wisconsin Economic Development
Corp.; Wisconsin Technical College System; and WTN Media.

For more
information, visit or call 608-442-7557.