In addition to “speed dates” with 17 major firms, representatives of emerging companies in Wisconsin will hear from experts on a mix of topics as part of the 11th annual Wisconsin Tech Summit, which will take place March 18 in-person at Lambeau Field.

Online registration is open through 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. Click here to register.

The Tech Summit is built around series of brief meetings, or “speed dates,” to foster communication and partnership. It is produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council.

A series of “Office Hours” will run throughout the day to address topics of interest to emerging companies and entrepreneurs in Wisconsin. Topics in chronological order are:

Fueling innovation in Wisconsin: Programs designed to help early-stage businesses succeed

  • Host: Joey Frayne, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Get an overview of WEDC’s portals to help your young company.

Business development in a digital world: How to prospect and win new business using social media

  • Host: Spencer X. Smith, AmpliPhi. Hear from a nationally-known social media expert on how to grow or sustain your business using social media.

Dos and don’ts when pitching to investors

  • Hosts: Jennifer Abele, VC 414 and Jonathon Horne, Idea Fund of La Crosse. Learn tips and tricks from two Wisconsin investors on how to secure angel or venture funding.

Wisconsin’s best shots at federal dollars: How to engage

  • Hosts: Dean Amhaus, The Water Council; Wendy Harris, BioForward; and Adhira Sunkara, WiSys. Learn how you might engage with any of these multi-state projects competing for federal dollars.

Plexus’ digital transformation journey

  • Host: Cristian Butcovan, Plexus. Learn from this global company’s journey into accelerating into a digital world.

How young companies can engage with the 2025 NFL draft in Green Bay

  • Host: Aaron Popkey, Green Bay Packers. Join the Packers director of public affairs to hear how you can get involved in the NFL’s largest off-season event next year.

“Office Hour” sessions range from 30 to 60 minutes and are open to all attendees.

The March 18 “speed date” meetings are 15 minutes each with five minutes between. Other features of the event are:

  • An event overview and opening discussion to help set the stage for emerging companies and major firms;
  • A mid-day plenary panel on levering artificial intelligence and in manufacturing;
  • A continental breakfast, lunch and a closing reception, and;
  • A free tour of Lambeau Field for all registrants.

Sponsors are: Apple, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, AVI Systems, Baird Capital, BDO, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen), Deloitte, Findorff, Flad Architects, Google, Greater Green Bay Chamber, Involta, Johnson Controls, Lost Boys Interactive, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Microsoft, New North, Raven Software, Ruder Ware, Sadoff E-Recycling & Data Destruction, SARA Investment Real Estate, Shive-Hattery, SmartVent, Summerfest Tech, Turo, UMOS, UW Extended Campus, University Research Park, UW-Madison Center for Dairy Research, UW-Madison Data Science Institute, UW-Madison Office of Business Engagement, UWM Research Foundation, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, Virent, von Briesen & Roper, Whitewater University Innovation Center/ Fiscal Economic Research Center, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp, WHEFA, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Wisconsin Counties Association and Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.

Major firms attending the 2024 Tech Summit are: AT&T, CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen), Deloitte, Exact Sciences, Faith Technologies Inc. (FTI), Findorff, Fleet Farm, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, gener8tor, Google, Johnson Controls, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Oshkosh Corp., Promega, Rockwell Automation, Schreiber Foods and TitletownTech.

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