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Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium

Date: November 5-6, 2013
Location: Monona Terrace
City: Madison, WI
Contact: Joy Sawatzki
Phone: 608-442-7557

The 2013 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium will be held Nov. 5-6 at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison, Wis.

Produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council, the independent, non-profit science and technology advisory group for the governor and Legislature in Wisconsin, the symposium helps entrepreneurs learn how to pursue private equity and offers investor pitch opportunities. Early stage companies from Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest are professionally "coached" by venture and service professionals, as well as veteran company executives with stories to tell. The event typically engages around 500 registrants, including entrepreneurs, business leaders, angel and venture investors, service providers, economic development partners and more.

The schedule includes keynote speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities, as well as some core activities. The Wisconsin Angel Network investors’ track will feature presentations from 20 technology-based emerging companies from around the state, the SBIR/STTR Awards Luncheon will recognize grant recipients from the past year and the ninth annual “Elevator Pitch Olympics” will showcase 90-second pitches from more than a dozen Wisconsin companies – most of which will be seeking their first round of financing. Additionally, the First Look Forum, hosted by the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations, will give investors a sneak peek at some of the best technologies under development on campus.

For more information and to get registered, visit http://www.wisearlystage.com/.