The 15th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference was held June 6-7, 2017 at the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Union South on the campus. The #WiTreps conference supported 15 panel seminars focused on Launch, Grow and Succeed tracks as well as an opening plenary panel of Wisconsin’s newest early stage investors, including 30Ventures, Bascom Ventures, CMFG Ventures, Idea Fund of La Crosse, NM Future Ventures, Rock River Capital Partners and Winnebago Seed Fund. The conference was attended by more than 550 over the two days. Two keynote speakers were featured on day 2: Arvind Subramanian, CEO of HealthMyne and Alan Webber, co-founder of Fast Company Magazine. Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch opened the Governor’s Business Plan contest presentations and Governor Scott Walker was on-hand for opening remarks to the awards ceremony. Northern Star Fire took home the Grand Prize! Full Twitter coverage of the conference here.

See below for news coverage on the 2017 Entrepreneurs’ Conference.

WEDC: New funds a “healthy sign” for entrepreneurship in Wisconsin
UW-Extension Business & Entrepreneurship: Eau Claire inventor of life-saving compass for firefighters wins Governor’s Business Plan Contest

The Cap Times: DotCom Therapy connects resource-strapped schools with therapists through tech

InWisconsin blog: Eau Claire-based Northern Star Fire wins grand prize at 2017 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Wisconsin State Journal: Women in tech say: Treat us with respect, too

WisBusiness: Many businesses missing out on social media potential

BizTimes: Wisconsin startup investments have nearly doubled in five years

The Cap Times: Wisconsin startup’s invention helps firefighters navigate through burning buildings

WisBusiness: State investors calling for corporate fund of funds in Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Journal: Northern Star Fire, with a device to help firefighters exit a blaze, wins Biz Plan contest

Wisconsin State Journal: La Crosse twins win youth business plan contest

WisBusiness: The Podcast features Alan Webber, co-founder of Fast Company Magazine

WisBusiness: The Podcast features a discussion at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference with Josh Verhelst
Xconomy: Northern Star Fire’s E-compass wins Governor’s Business Plan Contest

WisBusiness: Wisconsin no longer a fly-over country, panel says

An eight-directional compass from Eau Claire wins 2017 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Seasoned ‘treps, investors, advisors on tap for June 6-7 Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison
InsideWis with Tom Still: Business Plan Contest continues to produce winners for Wisconsin
‘Diligent Dozen’ selected to present live June 6 at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Panels will help startups ‘Launch, Grow, Succeed’ at June 6-7 Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison

Five success stories featured at Wis Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Veterans may register at discount for Wis Entrepreneurs’ Conference
Panel of Wisconsin’s new early stage funds to open 15th annual Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Health IT expert Arvind Subramanian to speak June 7 at Entrepreneurs’ Conference
InsideWis: Wisconsin entrepreneurs succeed by surviving in a competitive world
Fast Company founder, author Alan Webber to speak June 7 at Entrepreneurs’ Conference
Zach Halmstad to receive ‘Seize the Day’ award at June Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference
WisBusiness: Cellular Logistics pursuing commercialization, top spot in Governor’s Business Plan Contest
isBusiness: 14th annual Governor’s Business Plan Contest down to 26