Dane101 featured the Forward Technology Conference and Capital Entrepreneurs in a post last week.Â From the link:
San Francisco. New York. Chicago. These are the cities normally associated with startups and entrepreneurs. You may be surprised to learn, then, that Forbes magazine recently named Madison the seventh-most innovative city in the country. Local companies Alice and PerBlue are startups that are gaining significant national attention. The technology website TechCrunch recently declared Wisconsin the â€œLand of Beer, Cheese, andâ€¦Startups.â€
On Friday, Capital Entrepreneurs â€“ a group devised to help support startups in the Madison area â€“ will host the first Forward Technology Conference at the UW Memorial Union.Â It’s the culmination of the larger Forward Technology Festival, which began on Aug. 19 and runs through Aug. 28.
â€œItâ€™s a way to link High Tech Happy Hour, Barcamp and other entrepreneurial events together,â€ says co-founder Matthew Younkle. â€œItâ€™s a way to connect the dots between entrepreneurs to graphic designers to the technology folks at Barcamp.â€