In 2019, Wisconsin made strides to position itself as a place for tech and startup growth. Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee launched a $150 million fund to invest into startups. Madison was named No. 7 on a list of the best startup cities in the Midwest. And Titletown Tech, the venture hub and fund operated by the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft, officially opened.
Each milestone was evidence of Wisconsin’s growing tech ecosystem. To get a sense of what Wisconsin’s tech future looks like, Wisconsin Inno asked several venture capitalists and startup experts about what they see coming down the pipeline in 2020.
When it came to forecasting 2020, experts’ predictions varied, but they mostly agreed that Wisconsin’s tech and startup ecosystem will continue to build on what it accomplished in 2019. They emphasized that Wisconsin’s tech economy will diversify and that more startups will exit.
Through numerous interviews, Inno narrowed down the top five predictions for the state’s tech and startup ecosystem.