The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and BioForward will introduce the Illumina Accelerator at an event held from 3-5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17 at the University of Wisconsin’s Union South, the organizations announced recently.

The event will feature an interactive, in-person venture capital and startup panel and networking reception to learn more about the Illumina Accelerator and trends in venture capital investing.

According to the event website, the accelerator invests in genomics startups from across the globe. Applications for its next global funding cycle are due by Oct. 1.