Looking for advice for your early stage company – or how to even start one?  Financial, small business and legal advisors will be on hand to help in four “Office Hours” spread throughout both days of the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison.

The conference will take place in-person Nov. 8-9 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, and will also feature speakers, panel discussions, two different company pitch formats and an “Investor Intros” segment to connect emerging companies with angel and venture capitalists.

Learn more, check out our sponsors and register at wisearlystage.com. “Office Hours” titles and hosts are:

Understanding Wisconsin’s “Qualified New Business Venture” (QNBV) process
Host: Joey Frayne, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

Legal essentials for entrepreneurs and startups
Hosts: Pat Bergin, Nicole Bulman, Joe Camilli and Angela Rust of von Briesen & Roper

I’m not ready (yet) for angel or venture: What are other sources?
Hosts: Patrick Gatterman, UW-Stevens Point Small Business Development Center; Juan Gomez, Madison Development Corp.; and Ben Streckert, Husch Blackwell

To LLC or to not LLC: How you form your company can matter
Hosts: Kaitlyn Acker, Michael Best and Joe Boucher, Neider & Boucher

The conference will feature many opportunities for young companies to learn:

  • About 40 company presentations in two different segments and the “Investor Intros” speed-dating segment.
  • Keynote speakers and targeted panel discussions featuring leading entrepreneurs, investors and others tied to the tech sector making an impact nationwide.
  • The 10th annual Triple E award presentation from Susie and Matt Younkle.
  • Exhibit hall showcasing more than 30 innovative Wisconsin companies.

A Nov. 8 conference reception, two luncheons, two breakfasts and other networking opportunities, including an investors-only dinner.