Helping orbits align is the goal of the annual Wisconsin Tech Summit, which is designed to connect major national and global companies with a presence in Wisconsin to emerging companies in a “speed-dating” setting. At this annual event, established firms and early-stage companies hold brief meetings to determine if there’s enough chemistry to build a fruitful relationship, with the hope of bringing a startup’s novel solution to life through the established company.

“Helping those ‘orbits’ come together in ways that foster connection between the large and small planets in Wisconsin’s business solar system is the goal” of the Wisconsin Tech Summit, co-chairs Vivek Bhatt, chief technology officer-Life Care Solutions of GE Healthcare, and Sujeet Chand, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Rockwell Automation, wrote in their welcome.

And this year’s event, held Monday, March 18 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, brought another orbit into play: the growing entrepreneur ecosystem in Northeastern Wisconsin. Now in its sixth year, Wisconsin Technology Council President Tom Still noted that Northeast Wisconsin was chosen for this year’s event thanks to the region’s growing commitment to startups and entrepreneurs, along with the evolution of TitletownTech, a partnership of the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft.

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