Returning military veterans and students may register at a discount to attend the virtual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on June 4.

Armed services veterans who want to learn about launching and growing a business as well as students of all levels may register for the 18th annual conference.

Veterans may attend the full conference for $49. That rate compares to the full conference fee of $109 and is made possible by the Wisconsin Technology Council’s support for the state Department of Veterans Affairs. An identical student rate is available.

“Post 9-11 veterans can bring a host of skills to business, from technical expertise to teamwork to a personal work ethic,” said Tom Still, president of the Tech Council, which produces the conference. “This conference can offer tips on how to launch, grow and succeed in business, while featuring chances to network with some of Wisconsin’s best entrepreneurs and investors.”

Visit and click “Register Now,” then choose “Returning Veterans” or “Student” under the registration drop-downs.

Six strategic panel discussions and five small room workshops will appeal to entrepreneurs in all stages. Detailed panel and workshop host information is posted at

Produced by the Tech Council, the Entrepreneurs’ Conference is one of the largest events for entrepreneurs and early stage investors in the Upper Midwest. Other highlights will include:

  • 9 a.m. live keynote speech by Brian Pinkerton, chief architect of Siri at Apple.
  • Diligent Dozen: Top 12 finalists from the Governor’s Business Plan Contest will have presentations available to watch online in the week preceding June 4th.
  • A presentation by Kevin Conroy, winner of the Ken Hendricks Memorial “Seize the Day” award for 2020.
  • Governor’s Business Plan Contestawards ceremony with category winners, a grand prize winner, a “Bright New Idea” award and a new “People’s Choice” award this year
  • Virtual interactive exhibitor booths from more than 40 Wisconsin companies
  • A presentation by the winner of the Wisconsin YES! youth business plan contest

Register today!

Sponsors thus far include: PLATINUM: American Transmission Co., AT&T, Godfrey & Kahn, Husch Blackwell, Michael Best, Northwestern Mutual, University Research Park, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. GOLD: Aberdean Consulting SILVER: Affiliated Engineers, Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance, Baird Capital, Baker Tilly, BDO, Boardman & Clark, Burish Group at UBS Financial Services, CD Smith Construction, Center for Technology Commercialization, CGI, City of Fitchburg, Dedicated Computing, DeWitt, Discovery World, First Business Bank, Findorff, HealthX Ventures, J.P. Morgan Chase, Kimberly-Clark, Madison College, Madison Gas & Electric, Marquette University, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Microsoft, Neider & Boucher, Ogden Glazer + Schaefer, Oshkosh Corp., Perkins Coie, Quarles & Brady, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, Rockwell Automation, UW-Madison D2P, UW-Madison Office of Business Engagement, UW-Madison University Relations, UWM Research Foundation, Venture Investors, Versiti, WEA Trust, Whitewater University Technology Park, WIPFLi, Wisconsin Technical College System, Yahara Software, Zerology and SPECIAL SUPPORT: BMO Harris Bank, Board member Susan Healy and Madison Development Corp. 

To learn more, visit or call the Tech Council at 608-442-7557.