June 4 event will allow ‘like live’ participation throughout
MADISON, Wis. – Feeling a bit cooped up after two months of isolation? The June 4 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference will offer the next-best-thing to a live event through an interactive platform featuring multiple ways to engage.
With a full line-up of speakers, panelists, sponsors and more, people who take part in the conference will be able to:
- Schedule 1-on-1 meetings (15 minutes each) during all networking breaks (up to 13 meetings) on June 4th and throughout the following day;
- Message attendees individually;
- Participate on discussion boards;
- Visit exhibitor booths and engage with them over video call;
- Customize your attendee profile to tell others who you are and your topics of interest;
- Filter full attendee list to better target your meetings and communications. You can filter by first name, last name, company, interests, ribbons and registration type, for example;
- Participate in “Birds of a Feather,” which are small group workshops/discussions on targeted topics;
- Watch presentations from the “Diligent Dozen” in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest before the conference and vote for your “People’s Choice.”
- Miss something during the day? Sessions will be recorded for registrants.
Previously announced is keynote speaker Brian Pinkerton, Apple’s chief architect for Siri and a graduate of the UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences. While a graduate student at the University of Washington in 1994, Pinkerton created WebCrawler, an internet search engine that is the oldest surviving search engine on the web today.
Pinkerton has served as chief technology officer for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative for Facebook, led a team of about 800 developers at Amazon (a9.com) and has been engaged with a handful of emerging companies at different points in his career. A Michigan native who grew up in Madison, Pinkerton will discuss technology trends, entrepreneurial tips and more during his presentation.
“Crossing the coronavirus chasm” is the theme of the conference, where ‘treps from around the state will showcase their innovations, services and technologies. Six strategic panel discussions will appeal to entrepreneurs in all stages. Detailed panel information will be posted soon at witrepsconference.com.
Produced by the Tech Council, the Entrepreneurs’ Conference is one of the largest events for entrepreneurs and early stage investors in the Upper Midwest. Other highlights will include:
- Diligent Dozen: Top 12 finalists from the Governor’s Business Plan Contest will have presentations available to watch online in the week preceding June 4th.
- Ken Hendricks Memorial “Seize the Day” 2020 award winner to be announced!
- Governor’s Business Plan Contest awards ceremony with category winners, a grand prize winner, a “Bright New Idea” award and a new “People’s Choice” award this year
- Virtual interactive exhibitor booths from more than 40 Wisconsin companies
- A presentation by the winner of the Wisconsin YES! youth business plan contest
Sponsors thus far include: PLATINUM: American Transmission Co., AT&T, Godfrey & Kahn, Husch Blackwell, Michael Best, Northwestern Mutual, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. GOLD: Aberdean Consulting SILVER: Affiliated Engineers, American Family Insurance, Baird Capital, Baker Tilly, BDO, Boardman & Clark, Burish Group at UBS Financial Services, CD Smith Construction, Center for Technology Commercialization, CGI, City of Fitchburg, Dedicated Computing, DeWitt, Discovery World, Findorff, First Business Bank, HealthX Ventures, J.P. Morgan Chase, Kimberly-Clark, Madison College, Madison Gas & Electric, Marquette University, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Microsoft, Neider & Boucher, Ogden Glazer + Schaefer, Oshkosh Corp., Perkins Coie, Quarles & Brady, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, Rockwell Automation, UW-Madison D2P, UW-Madison Office of Business Engagement, UW-Madison University Relations, Versiti, WEA Trust, Whitewater University Technology Park, WIPFLi, Wisconsin Technical College System, Yahara Software, Zerology SPECIAL SUPPORT: Board member Susan Healy and Madison Development Corp.