As we close the door on 2022 and an eventful year for the Wisconsin Technology Council and its partners, here is a reminder of the depth and breadth of the programming we offered.
Fourteen informative luncheons were held across Wisconsin in 2022 on a range of topics:
Jan. 13 – “Funds you should know: Hear from Milwaukee-area investor groups”
Jan. 25 – “Learn more about the cryptocurrency craze”
Feb. 22 and March 10 – “Charting record state early stage investments in 2021”
March 29 – “Putting a charge in the electric vehicle movement”
March 31 – “An innovative plan to improve rural healthcare delivery”
April 26 – “Exact Sciences turning new pages in cancer diagnostics”
May 19 – “How Kenosha’s rebuild can help a larger region”
June 21 – “Can technology help to curb mass shootings?”
Sept. 8 – “Understanding innovation in battery storage technology”
Sept. 27 – “Data is redefining health care: Learn how Epic Research and ‘Cosmos’ are pivotal”
Oct. 25 – “The hydrogen economy is closer than you think”
Nov. 22 – “How metabolomics and the ‘chemistry of life’ can help fight disease”
Dec. 1 – “Panther Partnering aims to simplify IP deals with UW-Milwaukee researchers”
We also produced three major conferences – the Tech Summit in Green Bay, the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Milwaukee, and the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison.
Special events included the Wisconsin W.O.M.E.N. reception and the Tech Council Open golf tournament. Taken together, our luncheons, conferences and special events attracted about 2,500 people.
Our statewide board of directors met in Madison, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Eau Claire, reinforcing our mission to represent all corners of the state. In addition to those meetings, members of our team traveled to other communities statewide.
Our Tech Council Investor Networks provided information to investors in Wisconsin and beyond while making connections for emerging companies statewide. As always, the Investor Networks makes the case to policymakers and the public that investments in Wisconsin’s early stage economy help to propel growth. The annual “Wisconsin Portfolio” charts angel and venture capital deal flow in detail.
Regular episodes of “WisBusiness: The Show” featured video interviews with a range of business guests, as well as updates on events and news. Also in collaboration with WisBusiness.com, we held four separate online webinars on Wisconsin and trade policy.
The “Tech Council Current” newsletter was published four times a month. Tom Still’s weekly “Inside Wisconsin” column is published in two-dozen publications statewide.
Looking ahead to 2023, the Tech Summit will be held March 20 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, the Entrepreneurs’ Conference will return to Milwaukee in early June, and the Early Stage Symposium will be held Nov. 8-9 at Madison’s Monona Terrace Convention Center.
The Governor’s Business Plan Contest is open for entries at www.govsbizplancontest.com and will remain so through Jan. 31.
Our policy agenda will include advocating for Wisconsin’s tech-based economy in many forms and forums across the state and beyond, including Washington, D.C. through our affiliations with the Tech Councils of North America.