Startup Milwaukee Week has announced the schedule for its third annual weeklong event focused on early-stage companies, which will be held from Nov. 5 to 11.

Matt Cordio introduces the inaugural Reverse Pitch MKE event at Milwaukee Startup Week 2017.

Previously known as Milwaukee Startup Week, the program will include more than 50 events throughout the week spotlighting emerging companies and the infrastructure in place to support them. It aims to forge partnerships among companies and share best practices in entrepreneurship.

Among the planned events are:

  • “Reverse Pitch MKE,” a competition to solve a Northwestern Mutual business challenge and gain a seed investment of up to $85,000.
  • “Tapping the Federal $2.5 billion Technology Innovation Seed Fund,” a primer on the SBIR/STTR programs for research and development.
  • “Startup Milwaukee Showcase,” an expo for startups to demonstrate their products and services in a casual atmosphere.
  • “88nine x Capitol Records Hackathon,” a venue for developers, designers and musicians to brainstorm new ideas for music delivery, distribution and discovery.

The full calendar is available here:

The organizers have also established an entity called Startup Wisconsin to guide the statewide development of the tech and startup ecosystems. The wider Startup Wisconsin Week will include events in Appleton, Beloit, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Racine, Sheboygan and Stevens Point. Read the full story here.