Representatives from more than 50 emerging
companies will hear about resources available through a variety of programs, initiatives
and partnerships as part of the second annual Wisconsin Tech Summit in Waukesha.

The day-long event will be held Monday, March 23, at the GE Healthcare
Institute in Waukesha, Wis. It will feature about 175 “speed dating” meetings
between 16 major companies and more than 50 emerging firms selected from a
larger pool.

A series of 35-minute “office hours”
presentations will run throughout the day to showcase support initiatives
available to emerging companies in Wisconsin. Topics in chronological order

  • “Doing business with UW-Milwaukee” – UWM Research
  • “Obtaining access to federal SBIR/STTR funding” – Center
    for Technology Commercialization
  • “Introducing the Energy Innovation Center” – Midwest
    Energy Research Consortium
  • “Growing use of high-performance computing with health life
    sciences” – Dedicated Computing and Intel
  • “What is BREWing at the Water Council?” – The Water
  • “Supporting innovation in Wisconsin” – Wisconsin Economic
    Development Corp.
  • “Are you ready to Scale Up?” – Scale Up Milwaukee.

For details on each session, visit A limited number of registrations for “office hours”
and other general sessions will be available. For more information, email

The “Office Hours” session are available
throughout the Tech Summit. The “speed-dating” exercise will foster possible
connections between major firms and selected emerging companies. Major
companies will be able to hear from emerging firms with innovative products or
services tied to areas such as “big data,” connected devices and data analytics
in sectors ranging from health care to information systems, and from power
electronics to telecommunications.

Participating major firms include American
Family Insurance, Aurora Health Care, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Dedicated
Computing, Direct Supply, Faith Technologies, GE Healthcare, HP Enterprise
Services, Intel, Johnson Controls Inc., Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer Information
Systems, Marshfield Clinic, Mortenson Construction, Rockwell Automation, TASC (Total Administrative Services
Corp.) and WEA Trust.


Other features of the event will

–  An
opening panel discussion to help set the stage for emerging companies by
allowing major companies an opportunity to talk generally about their goals,
needs and emerging markets;

–  Closing presentation by Peter Gunder of
American Family Insurance, who will bring perspectives that will be helpful for
major companies as well as emerging firms;

–  A continental breakfast, networking lunch and
onsite reception.

Sponsors thus far include American Family
Insurance; AT&T; American Transmission Company; Baird Capital; BDO;
BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Center for Technology Commercialization; Dedicated
Computing; GE Healthcare; Madison Gas & Electric; Marcus Hotels &
Resorts; Milwaukee Institute; Mortenson Construction; New Horizons of
Wisconsin; New Resources Consulting; Rockwell Automation; UW-Madison Office of
Corporate Relations; UW-Milwaukee; Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek; Wisconsin Economic
Development Corp. and Wisconsin Health and Education Facilities Authority.

Visit for more information on the event.