Annual Festival Celebrates Innovation in Wisconsin


The Forward Festival, Madison’s seventh annual flagship technology and entrepreneurship festival, put on “by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs,” is set to kick off Aug. 18. Offering more than 40 events over the course of eight days, this year’s festival is projected to attract more than 2,000 attendees from across the state. The festival celebrates Wisconsin’s innovative

Never short on innovative ideas, the pioneers behind early-stage companies benefit greatly from the support of a structured environment to focus, cultivate and grow their businesses, a need that Madworks Seed Accelerator seeks to fulfill for Wisconsin entrepreneurs. Based in Madison, Madworks Seed Accelerator runs three 10-week programs a year. During each, six early-stage companies get […]


Area entrepreneurs will have the chance to accelerate their startup business ideas from April 22-24 as Startup Weekend returns to Madison for another year. Startup Weekend is the ideal setting to make initial strides toward launching a business, and both technical and non-technical entrepreneurs will have the opportunity for experiential learning during this 54-hour event. […]


MSN Money named Madison one of 15 hottest American cities for 2015. The outlet explains how the city’s skyline is seeing a major restructuring, and current development projects are worth around $337 million. Madison was also named the best place to live in 2014 by Livability. To see the list, visit:    


The 2014 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, Nov. 12-13, at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison, is designed to unlock the state’s entrepreneurial potential. Produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council, the conference gives selected companies the opportunity to make presentations and meet with investors. Featured speakers include Kevin Conroy, CEO, and Maneesh Arora, COO, of Exact Sciences, a […]