MAJOR FIRMS

March 14, 2022 - Lambeau Field in Green Bay

The following major firms hosted 15-minute strategic meetings with selected emerging companies during the 2022 Tech Summit. Read their corporate summaries to understand their interest in meeting with emerging companies!

Interested in participating as a MAJOR FIRM in 2023?
Please reach out to Angela Schlobohm for details:
angela@wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.

ADVOCATE AURORA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Advocate Aurora Research Institute (AARI) is a not-for-profit, limited liability company of Advocate Aurora Health Care (AAH) dedicated to translational and clinical research. AARI consolidates the research initiatives across the health system. Our researchers collaborate with academic and industry innovators to  accelerate the  translation of  discoveries from the scientist’s bench to the patient’s bedside and into the communities by helping people live well. We are looking to collaborate with companies focusing on medical devices & diagnostics, drug development, clinical trials, lab services, and data analytics/AI 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, Tenney 110 – a build studio and capital partner, a partnership with the Creative Destruction Lab, 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.

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, Findorff serves the community by growing alongside the industries we work in, including Science & Technology, Healthcare, Education, Corporate, and Residential. To continue thriving as we have for the past 132 years, Findorff invests in our people and innovative construction technologies to deliver projects with reliability, certainty, and speed-to-market precision.

FOXCONN
Foxconn is a leading contract manufacturer of electronics for various industry sectors. In Wisconsin, it operates a Racine County facility that includes a high-performance computing center. Among other needs, Foxconn is open to strategic partners for its high performance computing center.

JOHNSON CONTROLS
At Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) we transform the environments where people live, work, learn and play. As the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, our mission is to reimagine the performance of buildings to serve people, places and the planet. With a history of more than 135 years of innovation, Johnson Controls delivers the blueprint of the future for industries such as healthcare, schools, data centers, airports, stadiums, manufacturing and beyond through its comprehensive digital offering OpenBlue. With a global team of 100,000 experts in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls offers the world’s largest portfolio of building technology, software as well as service solutions with some of the most trusted names in the industry. For more information, visit www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

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.

KWIK TRIP
Kwik Trip is a family-owned company that serves customers with more than 800 convenient, clean retail convenience stores and also produces more than 80% of the products featured in the stores supplied by its own commissary, bakery, dairy and distribution center located in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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.

OEM FABRICATORS
OEM Fabricators, Inc. manufactures complex, high performance, custom components utilized in the transportation, construction, medical, infrastructure, mining, energy and agriculture industries. We provide turnkey solutions for growing companies looking for one-stop shop convenience. If your product requires engineering, fabrication, welding, machining, finish, or assembly put our team of 270 to work for you. A Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year winner, OEM Fabricators operates three facilities in Wisconsin and serves customers from coast to coast. We look forward to helping you succeed.

OSHKOSH CORP.
Oshkosh Corporation designs, develops and builds some of the world’s toughest and most durable specialty trucks and access equipment. And while machines are our business, our business is much more than machines. We are about building, serving, defending and protecting communities around the world. We know that people across the globe depend on us to help them do their work and make a difference every day. At Oshkosh, we are inspired to make that possible. We have an evolving and connected tech strategy with a focus on alignment to relevant industry trends. As we narrow the aperture for available funds we are actively investing in electrification, autonomy, mobility systems, active safety, connected products and digital manufacturing. Oshkosh Corporation is also exploring innovative solutions outside of these focus areas that have non-traditional paths to incremental revenue.

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, beverages and yogurt. Our more than 9,000 employees and presence on five continents enable us to be an essential ingredient in our customers’ success. With annual sales of more than $5.5 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.

SHIVE-HATTERY
The pace of learning sets Shive-Hattery Architecture-Engineering apart. Major investments in learning and technology help our design professionals flourish. We then have the opportunity to design what matters on a variety of projects for a diverse set of clients, from industrial to technology to education to government to healthcare. Learning forums connect 425 employees from 12 offices with programs such as the Leadership Development Program, Communities of Practice (knowledge sharing) and swarming events. Over 100 architects at Shive-Hattery recently “swarmed” at the firm’s Madison location for two days of networking, learning and technology exploration. As a full-service consulting firm, Shive-Hattery goes beyond traditional design. With deep knowledge of your business, we deliver customized solutions while providing support as an extension of your staff. It’s more than just a one-time transaction; we cultivate relationships.

SUB-ZERO GROUP
Sub-Zero Group, Inc. manufactures best-in-class appliance brands Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove.  Founded in 1945, the company is the leading American-based manufacturer of refrigeration, freezer, and wine storage products.  Sub-Zero, the preservation specialist, pioneered the concept of dual refrigeration, ensuring that food stays fresher longer.  The industry specialist in residential cooking appliances, Wolf products include ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, warming drawers, and ventilation equipment.  In 2018, the company launched the Cove brand of dishwashers, the specialist in all things clean.  Cove joins Sub-Zero and Wolf, establishing the brands as corporate companions and a complete kitchen family.  In its third generation of family ownership, the privately held company operates manufacturing facilities in Fitchburg, Wis., and Goodyear, Ariz.  Sub-Zero Group, Inc. is continually recognized for the highest achievements in appliance innovation and customer satisfaction . For more information, visit subzero-wolf.com.

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 six key verticals: SPORTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT; DIGITAL HEALTH,AGRICULTURE; WATER & ENVIRONMENT; CONSTRUCTION AND ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY; SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND CROSS INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGIES. Our regional industry strengths amplify startup success by providing access to expertise, customers, mentors, talent, and capital to our portfolio companies.