MAJOR FIRMS

March 17, 2021 - VIRTUAL

The following major firms will host 15-minute strategic meetings with selected emerging companies during the 2021 Tech Summit. Read their corporate summaries to understand their interest in meeting with emerging companies!

Interested in participating as a MAJOR FIRM in 2021?
Please reach out to Angela Schlobohm for details:
angela@wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.

3M
3M applies science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, the company’s more than 90,000 employees connect with customers globally. 3M invests about 6 percent of its sales into research and development – an investment that helps produce more than 3,000 patents each year. With 51 technology platforms, our products are used in a wide range of industries including healthcare, automotive and manufacturing. 3M’s more than 8,000 scientists around the world share and combine technologies across all the company’s businesses to create a steady stream of unique products for customers.

AT&T
At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we’re investing to be a global leader in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry. Internet of Things, connected cars, drones, mobile apps, 5G wireless, broadband, entertainment, if your business touches one of these areas, we’d like to meet with you.

ADVOCATE AURORA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Advocate Aurora Research Institute is a not-for-profit, limited liability company of Aurora Health Care. Aurora has emerged as a national destination for patient-centered bench, translational and clinical research, and Aurora Research Institute unifies the innovative research efforts throughout the health system. Aurora researchers focus on rapidly translating new discoveries from the scientist’s bench to the patient’s bedside and into the community we serve to improve options and outcomes that change not only the lives of individuals, but transform the health of populations. Our mission is helping people live well and we are looking to collaborate with companies focusing on medical devices & diagnostics, drug development, clinical trials, AI and data analytics in progressing our mission.

AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE
American Family Insurance is a Fortune 350 company focused on homeowners and auto insurance, as well as commercial insurance and life insurance products. The company’s innovation efforts include: a data science and analytics lab, innovation practice, and a corporate venture capital fund, American Family Ventures. The venture capital fund focuses on investing in category-leading companies that fall broadly into three thematic areas: insurance innovation, connectivity or Internet of Things, and analytics. The fund will make initial investments typically range from $500K to $2M, in the seed through Series B rounds.

DEDICATED COMPUTING
Dedicated Computing’s mission is Powering the World’s Most Important Devices®. As an original design manufacturer (ODM) of proprietary, highly engineered computing systems, Dedicated Computing serves global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the healthcare, life sciences, military/government, commercial, and industrial markets. Dedicated Computing is seeking emerging companies with computing and application related technology, products and services to extend our capabilities within focused markets.

EUA (Eppstein Uhen Architects)
EUA designs spaces and buildings that help people exceed their potential. Workplace design that includes R+D labs, engineering labs, life sciences, cGMP, and next generation offices. EUA is one of the largest design firms in Wisconsin. Headquartered in Milwaukee, the firm has offices in Madison and in Denver, CO.  We deploy state-of-the-art technology every day as we test concepts and study forms in Virtual 3D.  Early in design we measure solutions for human comfort, energy efficiency, and practical sustainability. Our evidence-based design process is supported with input by design partners in engineering and product development. We look for partnerships that facilitate innovation to collaborate with new technologies that result in better buildings and help people exceed their potential.

EXACT SCIENCES
Exact Sciences Corp. is a molecular diagnostics company focused on the early detection and prevention of the deadliest forms of cancer. The company has exclusive intellectual property protecting its non-invasive, molecular screening technology for the detection of colorectal cancer. We are interested in learning about emerging companies that bring new ideas in Healthcare IT, BioTechnology, Advanced Manufacturing, Logistics/Distribution, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence.

FINDORFF
Findorff’s breadth of knowledge has led us to become one of the Midwest’s most trusted builders. With offices in Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau servicing our community by helping support growth industries in Healthcare, Science & Technology, Industrial, Education, Corporate, and Residential Markets. To thrive for the past 131 years, Findorff invests in their people and advanced technologies such as, virtual construction… 3D modeling (BIM) and lidar & infrared scanning, drones, robotics, prefabrication, LEED, and Lean Construction Practices to support the delivery of projects with reliability and certainty and speed-to-market precision, making an impact on our community through the built environment. We are seeking partners who may need assistance with scaling their business or has an innovative technology that supports the real estate, design, and construction industries.

FROEDTERT
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin. We support a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health network includes five hospitals, more than 1,700 physicians and nearly 40 health centers and clinics. We operate eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee. It is an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies.  Inception Health is an subsidiary of Froedtert Health focused on digital transformation through its dev-ops team, digital innovation partnership model, 24/7 clinical team and corporate venture activities.

GEORGIA-PACIFIC
Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals.  Our familiar consumer brands include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, Dixie®, enMotion®, Sparkle® and Vanity Fair®. Georgia-Pacific has long been a leading supplier of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers. Its Georgia-Pacific Recycling subsidiary is among the world’s largest traders of paper, metal and plastics. The company operates more than 150 facilities and employs more than 30,000 people directly and creates approximately 89,000 jobs indirectly. For more information, visit: gp.com/about-us. For news, visit: gp.com/news.

JOHNSON CONTROLS
At Johnson Controls, we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. From optimizing building performance to improving safety and enhancing comfort, we drive the outcomes that matter most. We deliver our promise in industries such as healthcare, education, data centers and manufacturing. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries and over 130 years of innovation, we are the power behind our customers’ mission. Our leading portfolio of building technology and solutions includes some of the most trusted names in the industry, such as Tyco®, YORK®, Metasys®, Ruskin®, Titus®, Frick®, Penn®, Sabroe®, Simplex®, Ansul® and Grinnell®. 

J.P. MORGAN
J.P. Morgan
 is a leader in financial services, offering solutions to clients in more than 100 countries with one of the most comprehensive global product platforms available. We have been helping our clients to do business and manage their wealth for more than 200 years. Our business has been built upon our core principle of putting our clients’ interests first. We are a specialized Commercial Banking team working with Technology and Disruptive Commerce companies, focusing on early-to-late stage technology companies as well as Consumer Products companies with hyper growth and disrupting commerce. We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with companies needing a robust banking platform to support scalability

KIMBERLY-CLARK
Kimberly-Clark and its trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Fueled by ingenuity, creativity, and an understanding of people’s most essential needs, we create products that help individuals experience more of what’s important to them. Our portfolio of brands, including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Kotex, Cottonelle, Poise, Depend, Andrex, Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Intimus, Neve, Plenitud, Viva and WypAll, hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in 80 countries. We use sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, build stronger communities, and ensure our business thrives for decades to come.

MARSHFIELD CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM
Marshfield Clinic Health System’s mission is to enrich lives to create healthy communities through accessible, affordable and compassionate health care. With this, we constantly seek opportunities that will contribute to our mission. We want to learn more about new trends and technology in the health care, biotech and security. As a large, growing organization, we also rely on opportunities to add to our strong IT practice, augment our professional services with consulting resources and support our overall efforts through the implementation of innovative products and services.

NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL 
Northwestern Mutual is working to reshape the way consumers experience financial security by combining technology and a trusted advisor with best in class products. We are looking to partner with early stage technology companies solving problems in a variety of areas including financial technology, data analytics, enterprise software and digital health. Join with us as we create the distinct client experience today’s consumers are seeking out.

PDS (Paragon Development Systems)
Evolving IT, from idea to transformation: PDS assists clients in healthcare, corporate, and public sectors by engaging in early-stage strategies, leveraging technical expertise to implement a variety of solutions, and providing ongoing support and services.  As a trusted advisor with special expertise in digital workspace, enterprise solutions, professional service and managed services, PDS provides innovative, client-specific, best-in-class solutions to help clients drive their digital transformation.

PROMEGA 
Promega is a Life Sciences company that addresses a variety of markets. We are most well known as a supplier of advanced research reagents and instrumentation for the academic, pharmaceutical, and biotech segments of the market. We also are a major player in the application of genomics for forensic applications (crime labs, etc.), and as a supplier to the clinical diagnostic markets where we supply clinical diagnostic manufacturers and CLIA laboratories. Our technologies are also utilized in a variety of applied markets such as food, hygiene, and water testing. We attend the Tech Summit to identify companies that may want to collaborate with Promega in commercializing advanced technologies or who have services that we can utilize. Over half of Promega’s suppliers are in Wisconsin.

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION
Rockwell Automation is interested in innovation relative to its core mission of industrial automation and information.  The Wisconsin Technology Council Tech Summit offers an opportunity to meet a variety of emerging companies and organizations geographically local to major RA operations.  Potential collaboration offers access and quick integration of new inorganic technologies/concepts. We are interested in meeting with companies working on technologies which would enhance our offerings in the Industrial Internet of Things, Data Analytics/Machine Learning, Functional Safety, Cyber Security, AR/VR, sensing, wearables and mobility.

SCHREIBER FOODS
Schreiber Foods strives to do good through food every day. Based in North America, we’re a customer-brand leader in cream cheese, natural cheese, process cheese, shelf-stable beverages and yogurt. Our more than 8,000 employees and presence on five continents enable us to be an essential ingredient in our customers’ success. With annual sales of more than $5 billion, we partner with the best retailers, restaurants, distributors and food manufacturers around the globe. We also recognize our responsibility to do good in the world and are driven to make a difference in everything we do.

TITLETOWNTECH
Formed out of a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft, TitletownTech builds and funds early-stage high-growth businesses. We create solutions, build startups, and invest in entrepreneurs across five key verticals: SPORTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT; DIGITAL HEALTH,AGRICULTURE; WATER & ENVIRONMENT; ADVANCED MANUFACTURING; SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY. Our regional industry strengths amplify startup success by providing access to expertise, customers, mentors, talent, and capital to our portfolio companies.

WIPFLi
Technology and technology services have been core to WIPFLi for 40+ years.  Today, we have over 250 technology consultants and advisors who are helping our clients strategize, evaluate and implement technology solutions to enable their businesses to reach new markets, become more profitable and competitive. The accounting industry is undergoing significant change.  Artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain technologies will disrupt the industry. Our interest in this event would be to meet with start-ups that might have technology ideas that can be leveraged either internally for our accounting business or externally for our clients.  This aligns directly with our Innovation Lab initiative.