2019 Forward Festival Startup Showcase

The 2019 Forward Festival runs August 22-29! There are 50+ great events happening over the 8 day period – for more info and to register, go here.

Be sure to join for the 7th annual Forward Festival Startup Showcase on Monday, August 26 which is presented by Capital Entrepreneurs. The Startup Showcase is a high energy stage that celebrates and showcases what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem. It features an evening of startup pitches from some of Madison’s most compelling emerging companies, and is presented by CE. We’ll have 5 new presenting companies giving 5 minute pitches (see list below!) as well as 20+ alumni companies that will give a lightning round of 1-minute update pitches highlighting their recent successes.

A reception with beer and food on the Memorial Union Terrace will follow.

WHEN: Monday, August 26

  • Startup Showcase: 5:00-6:15pm
  • Terrace Reception: 6:15-8:00pm

WHERE: Memorial Union (Tripp Commons)

REGISTER NOW!

Announcing the 2019 Presenting Companies:

Drip
Drip provides independent coffee shops with all the tools to allow mobile ordering, integrated rewards, and in-app marketing. For a coffee drinker, they can see all the locations near them, order and pay ahead of time, and earn universal rewards at all shops on the platform. We build out a network of locations in a user’s city that is able to rival larger chain stores. 

LIFT Dane
LIFT (Legal Interventions For Transforming) Dane is a partnership between the Economic Justice Institute, Inc., Legal Action of Wisconsin, UW Law School’s civil clinics – the Economic Justice Institute and the Center for Patient Partnerships, and the Employment and Training Association (EATA) of Dane County. The mission of LIFT Dane is to provide efficient, technology driven legal assistance to clear civil barriers to economic prosperity for Dane County families, to transform legal and court systems to prevent economic drags, and to contribute to national reform movements to improve access to civil legal justice. With an online Legal Tune-Up application, LIFT Dane will empower workers to identify and  clear up civil legal problems on their own, or with streamlined help from trusted professionals. 

RehabPath
Over 314 million people worldwide struggle with addiction and are more likely to turn to the internet for help over family, friends, or medical professionals. RehabPath is building platforms that present trusted, helpful resources to people looking for addiction and mental health treatment, while providing an effective and ethical advertising channel for treatment providers.

SnoSuite
SnoSuite is the world’s leading community & resource platform for skiers, snowboarders, and patrol to improve safety and share activity. Located in Idaho and Wisconsin, SnoSuite started as a small foot hill of ideas and has now turned into a snowcapped platform to help ski patrol increase the safety and response time for skiers and snowboarders. Our mission is to build the world’s best resource for ski safety and activity, gain knowledge, get inspired, and be connected with one another.

Woav
Woav enables young-professional men to discover and shop leading direct-to-consumer (DTC) apparel brands through a single mobile application. There is a growing demand for men to find new clothing and men’s DTC brands have entered the market to address this need. However, men still struggle to find the clothing they need online using today’s platforms. Woav connects young-professional men’s growing demand for clothing with the growing supply of Men’s DTC brands.

2019 Startup Showcase Seeking Nominations

The Forward Festival Startup Showcase returns again this year for the 7th annual event! Startup Showcase will cap off the headline Forward Tech Conference on August 26, 2019. It is expected to bring hundreds of entrepreneurs, business, civic and education leaders together in celebration of all of the innovation happening in greater Madison.

Want to pitch at the 2019 Startup Showcase? Apply by July 21 here.

The Forward Festival Startup Showcase features an evening of startup pitches from some of Madison’s most compelling emerging companies. Approximately five startups will be selected to give a 5-minute “demo day” style pitch. In addition, several Startup Showcase alumni from past years will take part in a lightning round of 1-minute update pitches. The Startup Showcase is a high energy stage that celebrates and showcases what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem and is open to early and later stage companies, venture and non-venture backed companies, as well as for-profit and non-profit companies. Checkout highlights from prior years’ events here.

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The Startup Showcase is presented by Capital Entrepreneurs. Startup Showcase is part of the 2019 Forward Festival, which runs August 22-29, 2019.

2019 Spring Tech Kickoff

CELOGOJoin us for Madison’s 7th Annual Spring Tech Kickoff on Thursday, April 4 from 5-7pm!

Please register here if you’re planning to attend. It’s free.

Technology business, entrepreneurship, and startups in Madison have another great year ahead. To celebrate that and get in high gear for an eventful summer, Capital Entrepreneurs, Horizon Coworking, and the Forward Festival invite our community and its supporters to the 7th Annual Spring Tech Kickoff!

This year’s gathering is in the brand new Spark building on East Washington Ave and is co-hosted by StartingBlock Madison.

A variety of beverages and delicious snacks will be on hand.

Presented by: Capital Entrepreneurs, Forward Festival, and Horizon Coworking.

2019 Winter Madison Startup Fair

The Madison Startup Fair returns Tuesday, February 12th on the UW campus! It’s part career fair, part startup showcase with a goal of connecting students to Madison area startups.

Madison is home to one of the fastest growing tech industries in the country and a burgeoning startup scene. Find out about internship and full-time opportunities with Madison startups, find out how you can get involved by starting your own company, find a mentor, or just learn more about what it’s like being a startup founder. Any Madison area college student interested in technology and entrepreneurship can talk one-on-one in an informal environment with startup founders and employees about their experiences. The event is open to all majors.

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 4pm-6pm
Where: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (Atrium)

More info and to RSVP: https://2019madisonstartupfair.splashthat.com/

Capital Entrepreneurs has partnered with TheHub and WARF to bring you a condensed, energetic, and informal way to get connected with Madison area startups. At the start of the event, you’ll hear pitches from each startup about what they do and what they’re looking for, with the remainder of the event structured similar to a traditional career fair where students can talk 1:1 with individual startups and entrepreneurial resource organizations.

This event is FREE for students to attend. And a reminder that NO SOLICITING of startups is allowed at the event.

2018 Tech Gala is December 5



The Tech Gala is back! Join us for an evening of fund an games benefiting the United Way of Dane County on Wednesday, December 5th. Last year’s Inaugural Tech Gala raised nearly $10,000 for non-profits and sold out with 250 attendees. Get your tickets today!

Circle December 5, 2018 on your calendar! That’s the night you’ll be at The Edgewater, sipping cocktails, playing your favorite old school video games, dancing to live music and rubbing elbows with your tech and startup colleagues – all the while supporting the United Way of Dane County.

Your Tech Gala ticket includes a buffet style dinner as well as an evening of fun, games, music and more! This isn’t your typical charity fundraiser event – it’s a fun gala with twist.

This event is open for anyone to attend – whether you work at a tech company, are an entrepreneur or freelancer, or just want to join in on the fun and help a good cause.

100% of your ticket purchase price will go directly to the partner charities, and the entire cost of your ticket is tax deductible. The event expenses are fully covered by our generous sponsors.

The goal of the Tech Gala is to engage our employees, family, and friends to come together to support a good cause, support the whole Madison community, and have a little fun in the process.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! https://techgala2.splashthat.com

2018 Build Madison

Build Madison is back for its ninth event happening on Saturday, November 17th through Sunday, November 18th. This years event will be held at the new Sector67 permanent home at 56 Corry St. Build Madison is a 24-hour hackathon for makers, creatives, and tinkerers.

“Build Madison is a way for people from all backgrounds to dedicate 24 hours and build their wildest dreams. We’ve seen everything from bacon soap, a penny-farthing bicycle, to new software products created by participants over the past eight years,” says Sector67 Director Chris Meyer.

The event runs for 24-hours straight with participants starting at 11:00 AM on Saturday where they pitch their project ideas in 1-minute, then teams are formed, and they go to work until 11:00 AM on Sunday when everyone presents how far they got on their projects.

Event details and registration: http://buildmadison.com/

2018 Fall Madison Startup Fair

The Madison Startup Fair returns Tuesday, September 25th on the UW campus for a new fall edition! It’s part career fair, part startup showcase with a goal of connecting students to Madison area startups.

Madison is home to one of the fastest growing tech industries in the country and a burgeoning startup scene. Find out about internship and full-time opportunities with Madison startups, find out how you can get involved by starting your own company, find a mentor, or just learn more about what it’s like being a startup founder. Any Madison area college student interested in technology and entrepreneurship can talk one-on-one in an informal environment with startup founders and employees about their experiences. The event is open to all majors.

When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 4pm-6pm
Where: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (Atrium)

More info and to RSVP: https://2018fallstartupfair.splashthat.com

Capital Entrepreneurs has partnered with TheHub, StartingBlock Madison, and the UW Department of Computer Sciences to bring you a condensed, energetic, and informal way to get connected with Madison area startups. At the start of the event, you’ll hear pitches from each startup about what they do and what they’re looking for, with the remainder of the event structured similar to a traditional career fair where students can talk 1:1 with individual startups and entrepreneurial resource organizations.

This event is FREE for students to attend. And a reminder that NO SOLICITING of startups is allowed at the event.

2018 Forward Festival Startup Showcase


The 6th annual Forward Festival Startup Showcase takes place the evening of Tuesday, August 21 at the Memorial Union. The Startup Showcase is a high energy stage that celebrates and showcases what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem. It features an evening of startup pitches from some of Madison’s most compelling emerging companies. A select group of 5 rising startups will give a 5-minute “demo day” style pitch showcasing their company.

In addition, over 15 Startup Showcase alumni from past years will take part in a lightning round of 1-minute update pitches highlighting their recent successes. A reception on the Memorial Union Terrace will follow.

We’re excited to announce the lineup of new 2018 Startup Showcase presenting companies:

  • GrowthChart Records – Provides hands-free documentation services to child care centers, such as preschools, daycares and in-home providers.
  • Moonshot Insights – Performs predictive candidate evaluations for employers to determine a candidate’s job performance, growth, culture fit and longevity.
  • NovoMoto – A for-profit social enterprise that provides clean electricity for off-grid communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • UCHardChip – Creating smart personal protective equipment and services for construction sites.
  • YoEats – A customer-facing restaurant application that provides personalized menu generation and allows patrons to split & pay bill right from their phone in real-time.

REGISTER NOW to attend the Startup Showcase. Startup Showcase admission is also included with Forward Tech Conference registration and with the Forward Pass.

2018 Forward Festival is August 16-23


The 9th annual Forward Festival is August 16-23, 2018. Forward Fest is Wisconsin’s largest technology and entrepreneurship festival and includes 40+ events by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. The 2018 Festival event line up and website are here.

Looking to attend multiple events? The Forward Pass is the fastest, easiest, and the most cost-effective way to take advantage of all the Forward Fest has to offer. This one pass gets you into nearly all the 2018 Forward Festival events. Get your Forward Pass here.

Be sure to consider attending the headline Forward Tech Conference and Forward Festival Startup Showcase on August 21, as well as our Capital Entrepreneurs Rooftop Social (and Forward Fest wrap party) on August 23.


What is the Forward Festival?
It’s Madison’s flagship technology and entrepreneurship festival. Since starting in 2010, it now attracts thousands of attendees and includes 8 full days packed with 40+ events. All events are organized by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs and encompass technology, food, music, social good, art, and more. Join fellow entrepreneurs, nerds, geeks, hackers, foodies, and creatives from the Midwest in an 8-day celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Whether you’re already plugged into the Madison startup community, or you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to sample what the area has to offer, the Forward Festival is about bringing the startup community together to learn, share, and have some fun.

2018 Startup Showcase Seeking Nominations

The 6th annual Forward Festival Startup Showcase returns this year and will again be bigger and better than ever! Startup Showcase will cap off the headline Forward Tech Conference on August 21, 2018. It is expected to bring hundreds of entrepreneurs, business, civic and education leaders together in celebration of all of the innovation happening in greater Madison.

Apply to pitch in the 2018 Startup Showcase by July 15 here.

The Forward Festival Startup Showcase features an evening of startup pitches from some of Madison’s most compelling emerging companies. Approximately five startups will be selected to give a 5-minute “demo day” style pitch. In addition, several Startup Showcase alumni from past years will take part in a lightning round of 1-minute update pitches. The Startup Showcase is a high energy stage that celebrates and showcases what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem and is open to early and later stage companies, venture and non-venture backed companies, as well as for-profit and non-profit companies. Checkout highlights from prior years’ events here.

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The Startup Showcase is presented by Capital Entrepreneurs. Startup Showcase is part of the 2018 Forward Festival, which runs August 16-23, 2018.

2018 Spring Tech Kickoff


The Spring Tech Kickoff is a high-energy event that sets the tone for Madison’s tech community for the rest of the year. This year’s 6th annual “STK” will showcase an available Urban Land Interests space, offer exciting food and drink from Madison purveyors, and most importantly let you network with hundreds of entrepreneurs and friends. Last year we had over 400 people attend STK, making it one of the largest free-standing events for entrepreneurs in Madison. 

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 5-7 PM
Where: Centre Seven, Lower Level (7 N Pinckney St.)

RSVP Here
 

This year’s gathering is going back to our roots in the lower level of Centre7, the location of the very first Spring Tech Kickoff. Admission is free, but participants are also encouraged to make a $25 contribution to Foodworks, which trains people who face barriers to culinary training to work in professional kitchens in Madison’s burgeoning food scene.

A sample of what’s in store for you at STK:
– Beer from Working Draft Beer Company and more
– Food coordinated by Foodworks
– Music from DJ Kayla Kush

The Spring Tech Kickoff is presented by Capital Entrepreneurs, Forward Festival, and Horizon Coworking.

Presenting Sponsors for the 2018 Spring Tech Kickoff:

Why Foodworks? FoodWorks Madison is a community-service organization founded on a strong belief in the central role of food in our lives and its power to affect a broad social mission: economic development, job creation, public education, community-building, and skill-sharing. Our roots are in entrepreneurship (both in and out of food), small-business, and in the Slow Food movement.

2018 Madison Startup Fair

The 6th Annual Madison Startup Fair returns Thursday, March 8th on the UW campus! It’s part career fair, part startup showcase with a goal of connecting students to Madison area startups.

Madison is home to one of the fastest growing tech industries in the country and a burgeoning startup scene. Find out about internship and full-time opportunities with Madison startups, find out how you can get involved by starting your own company, find a mentor, or just learn more about what it’s like being a startup founder. Anyone interested in technology and entrepreneurship can talk one-on-one in an informal environment with startup founders and employees about their experiences.

When: Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 4pm-6pm
Where: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (Atrium)

More info and to RSVP: https://startupfair2018.splashthat.com/

We’re switching up the format for the 2018 Startup Fair event! Capital Entrepreneurs has partnered with gAlpha (a gener8tor program), TheHub, WARF, UW Department of Computer Sciences, and StartingBlock to bring you a condensed, energetic, and informal way to get connected with Madison area startups. At the start of the event, you’ll hear pitches from each startup about what they do and what they’re looking for.

This event is FREE for students and the general public to attend. Are you a Madison startup company interested in exhibiting at the Startup Fair? Submit an application. And a reminder that NO SOLICITING of startups is allowed at the event.

Announcing the Inaugural Tech Gala – December 6th, 2017

An Evening of Fun and Games Benefiting the United Way of Dane County and Sector67

Circle December 6, 2017 on your calendar! That’s the night you’ll be at The Edgewater, sipping cocktails, playing your favorite old school arcade games, dancing to live music and rubbing elbows with your tech and startup friends and colleagues – all the while supporting the United Way of Dane County and Sector67.

Your ticket includes appetizers, a buffet style dinner, dessert and a cocktail, plus access to arcade-style games (PacMan! Centipede! Frogger!), live music by a string trio from the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and the chance to have your caricature drawn by artist Bernie Tennis. This isn’t your typical charity fundraiser event – it’s a fun gala with a twist.

This event is open for anyone to attend – whether you work at a tech or startup company, are an entrepreneur or freelancer, or just want to join in on the fun and help a good cause.

100% of your ticket purchase price will go directly to the partner charities, and the entire cost of your ticket is tax deductible. Tickets are $25-50, with an option to buy a full reserved table for $500. The event expenses are fully covered by our presenting sponsors.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! https://techgala.splashthat.com/

2017 Forward Festival Kicks Off This Week! (Aug 17-24)


The 8th annual Forward Festival is August 17-24, 2017. Forward Fest is Wisconsin’s largest technology and entrepreneurship festival and includes 40+ events by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. See the 50+ events that are part of the 2017 line up here.

What is the Forward Festival? It’s Madison’s flagship technology and entrepreneurship festival. Check out this Introduction to the Forward Festival for an overview. Since starting in 2010, it now attracts thousands of attendees and includes 8 full days packed with 40+ events. All events are organized by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs and encompass technology, food, music, social good, art, and more. Be sure to consider attending these events in particular:

Forward Tech Conference – August 22 – The headline tech conference of the Forward Festival, the Forward Technology Conference (FTC) is geared toward startup founders, tech geeks, and those wanting to build successful technology companies. Whether you’re thinking about launching a startup business or you’re an experienced entrepreneur, you’ll find this conference relevant and insightful. You’ll get real perspective from tech startup leaders who are actually in the trenches building successful companies. You’ll hear everything from best practices to war stories, and you’ll walk away with real concrete learnings and actionables – not high level generalizations about broad topics.

This year’s conference will feature a Keynote Fireside chat from the founders of Firebase and Ionic, as well as discussions with leaders from Redox, Zapier, healthfinch, Zendesk, EatStreet, PerBlue, and many other seasoned serial entrepreneurs!

REGISTER: A few tickets are still available, get yours ASAP here


Forward Festival Startup Showcase – August 22 – The Forward Festival Startup Showcase is a high energy stage that celebrates and showcases what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem. It features an evening of startup pitches from some of Madison’s most compelling emerging companies. A select group of 5 rising startups will give a 5-minute “demo day” style pitch showcasing their company. In addition, over 15 Startup Showcase alumni from past years will take part in a lightning round of 1-minute update pitches highlighting their recent successes. A reception on the Memorial Union Terrace will follow.

REGISTER: Included with Forward Tech Conference registration, or you can get a stand-alone ticket here


Capital Entrepreneurs Rooftop Open Social (and Forward Fest Wrap Party) – August 24 – Join Capital Entrepreneurs as we wrap up the 2017 Forward Festival with a rooftop celebration on the Capitol Square. Come mingle with Madison’s up-and-coming innovators working on a wide variety of interesting startups at the Capital Entrepreneurs Open Social. Enjoy great networking and Capitol views from Boardman & Clark’s beautiful rooftop terrace, as well as a variety of taps from local brewers and snacks from local producers.

REGISTER: RSVP here (free)

2017 Forward Festival is August 17-24


The 8th annual Forward Festival is August 17-24, 2017. Forward Fest is Wisconsin’s largest technology and entrepreneurship festival and includes 40+ events by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. The 2017 Festival event line up and website are live here.

New Forward Pass pricing this year! Thanks to our generous Festival Sponsors, tickets are more affordable than ever for entrepreneurs (current or aspiring). Forward Passes start at just $49 for entrepreneurs (current or aspiring), startup staff, and students, and include access to over 30 events, swag, and a personalized badge. That early bird price is available until July 21. Get your Forward Pass today!


What is the Forward Festival?
It’s Madison’s flagship technology and entrepreneurship festival. Since starting in 2010, it now attracts thousands of attendees and includes 8 full days packed with 40+ events. All events are organized by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs and encompass technology, food, music, social good, art, and more.

The goal of the Festival is to connect entrepreneurs to other entrepreneurs and to support organizations, as well as promote meaningful learning between entrepreneurs. This is done through a series of grassroots events that are independently organized by multiple organizations all of which take place under the Forward Fest umbrella.

2017 Startup Showcase Seeking Nominations

The 5th annual Forward Festival Startup Showcase returns this year and will again be bigger and better than ever! Startup Showcase will cap off the new Forward Summit day, which is packed with 6 different tracks of full-day conferences and events (including the headline Forward Tech Conference) on August 22, 2017. It is expected to bring hundreds of entrepreneurs, business, civic and education leaders together in celebration of all of the innovation happening in greater Madison.

Apply to pitch in the 2017 Startup Showcase by July 11 here.

The Forward Festival Startup Showcase features an evening of startup pitches from some of Madison’s most compelling emerging companies. Approximately five startups will be selected to give a 5-minute “demo day” style pitch. In addition, several Startup Showcase alumni from past years will take part in a lightning round of 1-minute update pitches. The Startup Showcase is a high energy stage that celebrates and showcases what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem and is open to early and later stage companies, venture and non-venture backed companies, as well as for-profit and non-profit companies. Checkout highlights from prior years’ events here.

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Looking for other pitch events to apply to or attend at the 2017 Forward Festival? Be sure to check out Pressure Chamber, Doyenne 5x5x5, Badger Startup Summit Pitch & rePlay, Challenge Cup: Madison, Dolphin Tank, Pitch Night X PechaKucha, and United Way’s Pitch to Ditch.

The Startup Showcase is presented by Capital Entrepreneurs. Startup Showcase is part of the 2017 Forward Festival, which runs August 17-24, 2017.

2017 Spring Tech Kickoff

CELOGOJoin us for Madison’s 5th Annual Spring Tech Kickoff on Thursday, April 20 from 5-7pm!

Please register here if you’re planning to attend. It’s free.

Technology business, entrepreneurship, and startups in Madison have another great year ahead. To celebrate that and get in high gear for an eventful summer, Capital Entrepreneurs, Horizon Coworking, and the Forward Festival invite our community and its supporters to the 5th Annual Spring Tech Kickoff!

This year’s gathering is in the brand new Galaxie building Phase 2 on East Washington Ave.

Once again a lot has happened since last year’s spring event, and with new energy, new employers, and new support and funding resources for entrepreneurs we foresee even more coming this year. Anyone is welcome, this is a place where folks who want to connect and participate can easily plug in and help move our community forward.

A variety of beverages and delicious snacks will be on hand.

Presented by: Capital Entrepreneurs, Forward Festival, and Horizon Coworking.

Startup Weekend 2017

Madison’s 6th annual Startup Weekend will take place April 7-9, 2017 at University Research Park.

For more information and to register, go here.

Startup Weekend is a weekend long event where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. To get a better idea about the event, check out a brief video trailer here. Whether you’ve been to startup weekend before or are coming for your first time, you’re guaranteed to learn, meet, and develop your entrepreneurial side.

Startup Weekend is a great opportunity for both new and seasoned entrepreneurs to gain valuable experiences and put their unique skill sets to use, meet people, and have fun. The weekend is centered around building a business plan with a small group and will culminate with presentations on Sunday, but there are also speakers and networking events for the whole group. People of all different backgrounds and with all different skills are encouraged to participate.

Follow Startup Weekend MSN on Twitter and #swmadison hashtag for information. Sponsors for the event include Healthfinch, Gener8tor, Fine Point Consulting, American Family Insurance, Zendesk, Neider and Boucher, and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

EatStreet Acquires Zoomer

EatStreet continues their rapid growth as they recently acquired assets from a Philadelphia-based startup in order to aid expansion to cities they operate in across the U.S.

The startup, called Zoomer, has agreed to sell EatStreet certain assets of the business including restaurant contracts in 10 markets for for an undisclosed amount of money. In addition, many employees from Zoomer will join the EatStreet team. The strategic purchase will allow EatStreet to have more control of the food delivery process from start to finish, and the acquisition will help them better manage deliveries for high volume restaurants.

EatStreet now employs over 150 people in the Madison area and has 15,000 plus restaurants available on its service. More information is available here.

2017 Madison Startup Fair

Capital EntrepeneursThe Madison Startup Fair is back! The 2017 Madison Startup Fair features successful startups from the Madison area. The goal of the 5th annual event is to enable startups to connect with students on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus as well as raise the awareness of Madison startups in general. We’ve partnered with the Engineering Career Services (ECS) Career Fair, and the Startup Fair will be co-located with the Spring ECS Career Fair on the UW campus.

When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 1pm-7pm
Where: Gordon Dining & Event Center

This event is FREE for UW students and alumni to attend. Anyone interested in technology and entrepreneurship can talk one-on-one in an informal environment with startup founders and employees about their experiences. Find out more about the burgeoning Madison startup scene and the opportunities startups have to offer, including ways you can get involved by starting your own company or through internships and full-time positions with existing startups.

Startups attending include PerBlue, Ionic, Dock Technologies, EatStreet, Hardin Design & Development, AkitaBox, OpenHomes, Redox, C-Motive Technologies, and more including startup resources such as gener8tor, Madworks Seed Accelerator, and UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic!