Badger Startup Summit

Kickstart Forward Fest with the Badger Startup Summit, a front-row experience to disruptive technology on the UW Madison campus at the Discovery Building.
This no-cost event opens with a complimentary breakfast at 8:00 AM, setting the stage for a day of dynamic entrepreneurship. Morning sessions feature inspiring talks on disruptive tech from leading entrepreneurs, culminating in a notable keynote by John Neis from Venture Investors.
Post-talks, immerse yourself in networking at the Venfair showcase and enjoy a free box lunch.
The day concludes with the exciting MERLIN Mentors Pitch n rePlay event with opening remarks.
Whether you join for a specific segment or the entire day, it’s an open invitation to explore, connect, and be inspired.

As a special bonus, we are bringing back the original founders of the event. We will hear from Allen Dines and Matt Younkle, founders of the Badger Startup Summit and Dennis Barnum, founder of Pitch n Replay, who will lead the opening remarks.

*To Note: If you are interested in the  Pitch n rePlay event, please visit the Badger Startup Summit website for full details. There is a separate link to register.

Hosted by: 100state

Morning Speaker Line Up (Subject to Change)

  • Ema Roloff – Roloff Consulting
  • Heather Wentler – Doyenne Group
  • Nick Myers –  RedFox AI
  • Richelle Martin – Winnow Fund
  • Will Robus – Outpost Security

8:00am         Coffee and Continental Breakfast
8:45am         Disruptive ReVolution.Entrepreneurs share how their company, product or service is transforming the industry.
11:45am       Vendor Fair/Lunch
1:30pm         MERLIN Mentors Pitch n rePlay Event
3:45pm         Concluding Remarks

When August 19th, 2024

8am -3:45pm

The Discovery Building 330 N Orchard Street Madison WI

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Aug 19 2024


8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Discovery Building
330 N Orchard St, Madison, WI 53715