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DreamBank: YouTube For Business

Grow, Analyze and Monetize Your Online Audience with Marissa Seastrand from YouTube

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 20

High Tech Happy Hour

Celebrate the 14th anniversary of High Tech Happy Hour. Come and network, share ideas and enjoy beverages and food.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 20

Madison Railsbridge Outreach to Women Workshop

Free Ruby on Rails workshop no matter your skill level. No prior experience needed.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 20

#HypeHarvest

See the impact of information technology in our communities & help amplify it.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 20

Social Good Summit

Entrepreneurship at its best incorporates the business of improving the world we live in.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 20

Live on King Street

A fun experiment bringing together all the best elements of Madison in the Summer: sun, beer, music, and community.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 21

Madison+ Ruby Conference

Madison+ Ruby has been called the TED of regional Ruby conference. This is the last year and you don't want to miss it.

Day
Friday – Saturday
Date
Aug 21 – Aug 22

Parentpreneur Night

A networking event with a spin. for parents.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 21

Madison Health Tech Hobnob

Leading health tech startup founders provide company updates and discuss Madison's role in the health IT revolution.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 21

BarCamp Unplugged

A fresh take on the open-format conference where attendees are the presenters and the whole thing happens in nature.

Day
Saturday
Date
Aug 22

Yum Yum Fest

An end of summer celebration by the Madison Area Chefs Network to benefit food-related programming for children.

Day
Sunday
Date
Aug 23

Edible Startup Summit

Building companies you can sink your teeth into.

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 24

Speed Networking for Entrepreneurs: Connect & Move Your Ideas Forward

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 24

Doyenne Mentor Match

Experienced Professionals will be connected with up-and-coming entrepreneurs to form mentoring relationships.

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 24

Talking Funding: WISC Partners strategic operating capital fund

How a UW alumni-driven fund is creating pathways to Silicon Valley for its portfolio companies

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 24

Startup Grind Madison hosts Mikkel Svane (Zendesk)

Fireside chat with the CEO of Zendesk, Mikkel Svane hosted by Startup Grind.

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 24

Madison Noteworthy Honoree Awards Party

Madison Noteworthy Awards Party with Treps and Champagne

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 24

Creating Gravity (Cancelled)

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 24

Forward Technology Conference

The headline tech conference of the Forward Festival.

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 25

neXXpo: Business in Fast Forward

neXXpo: the “what’s next” business expo in fast forward

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 25

Pitch Night: Pressure Chamber

Move over Shark Tank, Pressure Chamber is back!

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 25

Pitch Night: Zendesk Happy Hour Reception

A reception for Pitch Night, presented by Zendesk.

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 25

Pitch Night: Startup Showcase

A high energy pitch night showcasing what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem.

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 25

Badger Startup Summit

Bringing together Badgers from everywhere to build new connections and renew old contacts.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 26

1 Million Cups

Start your Wednesdays with a jolt of inspiration at 1 Million Cups Madison.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 26

Clash of the Tech Trivia Titans

Show off your knowledge of technology, science, and local startups!

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 26

Magnetic: Exploring Entrepreneurism

Join Madison Magnet for an evening of Entrepreneurial Exploration.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 26

VenFair

Grab lunch and meet key people in Madison who can help your startup be successful.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 26

We Are All Criminals

1 in 4 people in the US has a criminal record. This is the other 75%: those who got away with it.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 26

Cool Jazz with the Badger Fund Live

Live jazz by Johannes Wallman & big band backed by new Badger Fund VC managers and beer.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 26

Video Game Industry & Higher Ed Meet-Up

Conspire with fellow video game makers & researchers to create a games sector here in Wisconsin.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 26

Doyenne Group 5x5x5

5 women-led ventures giving 5 minute pitches and one receiving a $5,000 grant towards their business.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 27

PechaKucha

Join us for “Life Balance x PechaKucha” and hear tips, trials and techniques for achieving a strong life balance.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 27

Capital Entrepreneurs Open Social

A rooftop celebration of entrepreneurship and the startup community (and Forward Fest wrap party!).

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 27

OnRamp

Pitch your startup to corporations at OnRamp.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 27