Entrepreneurs, investors, business executives and community leaders will promote entrepreneurship and share advice and resources in more than 70 events statewide as part of the first-ever Wisconsin Startup Week from Nov. 6 to 12.

Sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Wisconsin Startup Week will feature free events that will build momentum and celebrate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the state.

The initiative aims to help entrepreneurs discover resources in their communities, highlight the importance of startups to the growth of the state’s economy and showcase innovations developed by Wisconsin startups.

The statewide event is an expansion of last year’s inaugural Milwaukee Startup Week, which attracted nearly 2,600 participants – more than double what organizers had anticipated.

“After the success of the Milwaukee event, we heard from leaders throughout the state that they really liked the energy that was created by Startup Week and they wanted to see if there was a way to expand beyond the Milwaukee region,” said Wisconsin Startup Week founder Matt Cordio, who is spearheading the event along with co-founder Ed Javier. “We have great relationships with entrepreneurial organizations across the state, so when we asked them if they wanted to be involved in a statewide event, they didn’t hesitate.” Read the full story here.