The Wisconsin Technology Council, Innovation Network and the Investor Networks offer many opportunities for sponsorship, including:

  • Events. Conferences, monthly Innovation Network events and luncheons and networking events, “Investors’ Edge” seminars and more!
  • Publications. The Tech Council publishes reports, white papers, conference programs, and more.
  • Communications. There are advertising opportunities on our web sites, our eNewsletters and other communications tools used to reach news media, entrerpreneurs and investors in Wisconsin and beyond.
  • Networking. You can get a front-and-center position at some of the top networking events in Wisconsin.
  • Educational seminars. In addition to conferences, the Tech Council and Innovation Network sponsor events designed to give entrepreneurs and others the information they need to succeed. Contact us to learn more about becoming a sponsor.

Meet our major sponsors:

American Family Insurance

For more than 80 years, American Family Insurance has given its customers peace of mind by making their insurance experience easy and convenient. Our caring agents strive hard to meet customers’ unique needs by offering just the right mix of American Family’s auto, home, life*, umbrella, business, health, and farm & ranch insurance, as well as retirement* products.

Located throughout our 19 operating states, American Family’s independent contractor agents serve as local, expert and trusted advisors to our customers. They get to know you like family.


American Transmission Company

American Transmission Co. started business on Jan. 1, 2001, as the first multi-state, transmission-only utility in the United States. Unlike most other utilities, we have a single focus: transmission. Our transmission system allows energy producers to transport electric power from where it’s generated to where it’s needed. It’s similar to the interstate highway system with high-voltage electricity traveling on the transmission system wires like vehicles on the highway.

P.O. Box 47
Waukesha, WI 53187-0047



AT&T Inc. is the largest communications holding company in the United States and worldwide, by revenue. Operating globally under the AT&T brand, AT&T is recognized as the leading worldwide provider of IP-based communications services to businesses and the leading U.S. provider of wireless, high speed Internet access, local and long distance voice and directory publishing and advertising services. As part of its “three screen” integration strategy, AT&T is expanding video entertainment offerings to include such next-generation television services as AT&T “U-verseSM” TV.


Baird Capital

Baird Capital has raised and managed more than $3 billion in capital and invested in more than 275 companies since 1989.

For more than 25 years, we have leveraged our team’s in-depth sector knowledge, investment experience and global operating resources to build market-leading companies and strive to create value for our investors.


Milwaukee, WI
777 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202


BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and over 550 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 73,000 people working out of 1,500 offices across 162 countries.


Madison Location:
One Erdman Place, Suite 404
Madison, WI  53717

Milwaukee Location:
330 East Kilbourn Ave, Suite 750
Two Plaza East
Milwaukee, WI  53202

BMO Harris Bank

1 West Main Street
Madison, WI
(608) 252-5800

GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, performance improvement, drug discovery and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping clinicians around the world re-imagine new ways to predict, diagnose, inform and treat disease so their patients can live their lives to the fullest.


Husch Blackwell

For more than 60 years, Husch Blackwell attorneys have played a role in shaping the political, economic and legal landscapes in Wisconsin — leading their business clients ranging from large and medium-sized businesses to entrepreneurial start-ups to successful outcomes.

555 East Wells Street
Suite 1900
Milwaukee, WI 53202-3819
Tel: (414) 273-2100
Fax: (414) 223-5000

One East Main Street
Suite 300
Madison, WI 53703-3300
Tel: (608) 255-4440
Fax: (608) 258-7138



3001 West Beltline Highway,
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 270-3540

Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE)

Madison Gas and Electric Company (MGE) is an investor-owned public utility headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin — the state capital and home to the University of Wisconsin. MGE is the main subsidiary of MGE Energy, Inc.


Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation

The mission of the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation (MCRF) is to discover and communicate scientific knowledge that substantially improves human health and well being. The MCRF mission supports the Marshfield Clinic mission to serve patients through accessible, high quality health care, research and education.


Michael Best

Michael Best is one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest law firms. From our Midwestern base we serve clients on a regional, national and international basis. Our clients range in size from one-person start-up ventures to Fortune 500 companies.

Milwaukee Office
100 East Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 3300
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4108
United States
414.277.0656 (fax)


University Research Park

University Research Park is a unique research and technology park, whose primary mission is to encourage partnerships between businesses and university researchers. Located 3 miles west of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, the University Research Park is the home of 107 companies employing nearly 4,000 people.

University Research Park
510 Charmany Drive, Suite 250
Madison WI 53719



The UW-Milwaukee is one of two doctoral campuses in the University of Wisconsin System and a growing force in academic research and development. The UW-Milwaukee and the UWM Research Foundation sponsor all Wisconsin Innovation Network meetings in Milwaukee.


UWM Research Foundation, Inc.

The UWM Research Foundation, Inc. is a private non-stock, non-profit corporation under Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin Statutes organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is controlled by the UWM Foundation, Inc.

The primary purpose of the UWM Research Foundation, Inc. is to support research and innovation at UWM by providing funding for scholarships and grants and by engaging in corporate partnering activities to that end.


UWM Research Foundation
1440 East North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Venture Investors LLC

Venture Investors is one of the premier providers of seed and early stage venture capital in the Midwest. Formed in 1982, Venture Investors has a proven track record of identifying and financing world-class technology companies throughout the Midwest, delivering top quartile returns to its investors.

Venture Investors LLC
University Research Park
505 S Rosa Road, Suite 201
Madison, WI 53719

Phone: (608) 441-2700
Fax: (608) 441-2727


To submit a business plan: viweb@ventureinvestors.com

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)

Since its founding in 1925, WARF has served the University of Wisconsin-Madison scientific community by patenting the discoveries of UW-Madison researchers and licensing these technologies to leading companies in Wisconsin, the United States and worldwide. In this way, WARF also facilitates the use of UW-Madison research for the maximum benefit of society.

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
614 Walnut Street, 13th floor
Madison, WI 53726
Telephone: 608-263-2500
Fax: 608-263-1064


Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is the public-private successor agency to the former Wisconsin Department of Commerce. It was established in 2011 to focus on areas such as marketing, business and community finance, exporting, technology development, small business advocacy and major business sectors.

201 West Washington Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone 608-267-4417


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