#ESSWI - Nov. 7-8, 2018 Monona Terrace in Madison


Young companies will pitch to potential investors and others throughout the course of the Nov. 7-8 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium at Madison’s Monona Terrace Convention Center.

That includes 25 companies selected by conference organizers to present Nov. 7 during the Tech Council Investor Networks tracks and other companies picked for the popular Elevator Pitch Olympics on Nov. 8. We anticipate nearly 90 companies from across the Midwest applied to present at the annual conference or to meet with investors through the Investor Intros track.

The Tech Council Investor Network tracks will feature companies making five-minute presentations during two sessions, morning and afternoon. About half of the selected TCIN companies are engaged in health care, biotechnology or health IT; the remainder are focused on software, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, services and sustainability.

The companies selected for the Elevator Pitch Olympics will deliver 90-second pitches and will be immediately scored by a panel of investor judges. In addition to the judges’ feedback, participants will also be scored by members of the audience for selection of a “People’s Choice” award. Selected companies to be announced soon!


CMFG Ventures
Bold Coast Capital
Northwestern Mutual/Cream City Capital
Baird Capital
Bascom Ventures
Lewis & Clark Ventures
Rock River Capital Partners
Advocate Aurora Health/InvestMKE 
Madison Development Corp.
Idea Fund of La Crosse
Inventure Capital
Golden Angels Investors
Wisconsin Investment Partners 
Silicon Pastures
HealthX Ventures
TASC Venture Partners
Capital Midwest Fund
Venture Investors
Winnow Fund
Hyde Park Ventures
Independence Equity
Wisconsin River Business Angels
4490 Ventures
Brightstar Wisconsin Foundation
M25 Group
Wisconsin Super Angel Fund
MaSa Partners
AmFam Ventures
Iron Forge