#ESSWI 2019: Nov 5-7 at Monona Terrace in Madison

Young companies will pitch to potential investors and others throughout the course of the Nov. 6-7, 2019 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium at Madison’s Monona Terrace Convention Center.

That includes 25 companies selected by conference organizers to present Nov. 6 during the Tech Council Investor Networks tracks and other companies picked for the popular Elevator Pitch Olympics on Nov. 7. We anticipate nearly 90 companies from across the Midwest applied to present at the annual conference or to meet with investors through the Investor Intros track.

The Tech Council Investor Network tracks will feature companies making five-minute presentations during two sessions, morning and afternoon. About half of the selected TCIN companies are engaged in health care, biotechnology or health IT; the remainder are focused on software, advanced manufacturing, agriculture, services and sustainability.

Instructions on how to best complete the application:

  1. Download and save the application to your computer.
  2. Use Adobe Reader to open the application – free download for Windows and Mac.
  3. Complete each field.
  4. Register for the conference online and send the completed application to Bram Daelemans by 5pm Sept 27th, 2019 at
    This deadline has been extended from Sept 20th 2019.

If you have questions – contact Bram at the email above or 608-442-7557.

TCIN Presenting Companies on Nov. 6:

American Provenance – Mount Horeb-based manufacturer of natural personal care and wellness products hand-crafted in the rolling hills of Southwest Wisconsin.

Blue Line Battery – Whitewater-based manufacturer of intelligent lithium-ion batteries for more efficient operations.

Cadence Cold Brew – Madison-based company that uses proprietary scalable brewing technology combined with artisan sourcing and roasting to produce the world’s top scoring nitro cold brew coffee.

CLOCworks – Madison-based software company developing a SaaS analytics and automation platform for energy management of commercial and industrial buildings.

Evolve Brands – Jackson-based company is positioned to be the leader of mindful snacking, expanding the availability of organic and plant-based single serving snacks across North America.

Fiveable – Milwaukee-based company with a live streaming platform for students and teachers to engage after school.

Flex Lighting – Chicago-based company that is changing the way we interact with our electronic devices, enabling next generation reflective displays and flexible LCDs to last longer on a single battery charge and to be easier on the eyes.

HaloVino – Milwaukee-based and manufactured sustainable drink ware company on a mission to prevent billions of plastic cups from hitting landfills with their reusable and recyclable drink ware, closed-loop recycling and green gamification app.

Hive Central – Oshkosh-based agritech company that provides innovate tools to beekeepers to help improve the overwinter survival rate of bees.

HuTerra Rewards – Green Bay based customer loyalty program that revolutionizes fundraising for sports teams, bands, schools and nonprofits.

Object Pharma – Newport Beach, Calif.-based developer of novel neurotoxins to invade and expand the Botox market.

Polco – Madison-based company that transforms the civic process by promoting civil, constructive, quality policy participation through its online engagement platform.

Predictive Health Partners – West Des Moines, Iowa-based company that transforms organizations and employees into savvy healthcare consumers through price transparency.

RehabPath – Madison-based company building platforms that present trusted, helpful resources to people looking for addiction and mental health treatment, while providing an effective and ethical advertising channel for treatment providers.

RoddyMedical – Wauwatosa-based medical device company that specializes in products that manage medical lines, tubes, and cords to increase safety and patient mobility.          

Safety4her – Milwaukee-based company that creates safety wear for Hardworking women everywhere.

SeedLinked – Virocqua-based company with a web platform that incorporates crowd-sourced data and advanced analytics to streamlines the specialty seed market.  

SMARTcare Software – Eau Claire-based complete business automation SaaS solution for home healthcare providers that drives best practices in care and improves the patient/caregiver experience.

SpayVac for Wildlife – Fitchburg-based company that produces single-dose, long-acting fertility control for humane control of overabundant feral animals and wildlife.

Squigl – Brooklyn Park, Minn.-based company that offers an AI driven content creation platform & app to Corporate Training & Marketing departments, and Educational Institutions; helping them easily transform speech and text into animated videos to create highly effective content.

The Virtual Foundry – Stoughton-based company that provides the path to pure metal from the desktop with its metal and ceramic 3D printing filaments that work in printers designed for plastics.

TheraB Medical Products – East Lansing, Mich.-based medical device company that is commercializing SnugLit- the first completely portable and wearable treatment for infant jaundice that promotes maternal-infant bonding and less time in hospitals.

Upstream – Eau Claire-based technology startup offering the next generation of AV over IP solutions to make audiovisual systems easier to use, faster to install, and more flexible.

WheeliWorld – Milwaukee-based startup that is building an interactive software application that enables individuals with disabilities to decide, in a personalized way, if a venue will be accessible.

Zero Barrier – Madison-based startup developing an inexpensive metal 3D printer for small volume production.  

Elevator Pitch Olympics pitches on Nov. 7: 

Green Up 
Global Proximity Systems 
Plumb Pharmaceuticals 
Social Sparkel 
Healthy Rxecipes 
Colorful Connections 
Atrility Medical 
GAI Robotics 
Kelvin Innovations 

CONFIRMED INVESTORS for Investor Intros: (new investors being added weekly!)
Click on any of the investors to learn more about their portfolios and funds.

4490 Ventures
Allos Ventures
Ardent Group
Arenberg Holdings
Baird Capital
Bascom Ventures
Bold Coast Capital
BrightStar WI Foundation
Chippewa Valley Angel Investors Network
CMFG Ventures
Cultivation Capital
Doyenne Evergreen Fund 
Golden Angels Investors
Great North Labs
HealthX Ventures
Hyde Park Venture Partners
Idea Fund of La Crosse
Independence Equity
Inventure Capital
Lancaster Investments
Lewis & Clark Ventures
Madison Development Corp.
MaSa Partners
Northwestern Mutual Ventures/Cream City Venture Capital
Rock River Capital Partners
Sandalphon Capital
Silicon Pastures
Stateline Angels
TASC Ventures
Titletown Tech
Venture Investors
Winnebago Seed Fund
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Wisconsin Investment Partners
Wisconsin River Business Angels