Join fellow entrepreneurs, nerds, geeks, hackers, foodies, and creatives from the Midwest in an 8-day celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Thu, Aug 16, 2018


Experience what’s next in business at neXXpo 2018, a celebration of innovation in our region hosted by the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Join hundreds of attendees in checking out creative, cutting-edge businesses at our “innovation hubs” and casting your vote for the third annual Most Innovative Company (MIC) Award. The finalists will be announced at neXXpo, with the MIC being awarded to the champion at a special nex7 Stage event...

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Overture Center

  • Social
  • Innovation
  • Showcase
  • Celebration
  • Happy Hour
  • networking
  • start-up
  • business

Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Parentpreneur Ice Cream Social

Hosted by SupraNet Communications, Zendesk and Matrix Coworking

Sponsored by: SupraNet Communications
Sponsored by: Zendesk
Sponsored by: Matrix Coworking
What do parenting and running a business have in common? MULTITASKING! We would like to invite you to a family-focused, all-ages networking event. You heard us! Family time + Business networking! Are you an entrepreneur or business owner looking to meet other business professionals who seek work/family balance? So are we! And we have noticed a significant gap in the support network. Our goal is to foster a startup ecosystem...

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Henry Vilas Zoo

  • family
  • networking
  • Social
  • entrepreneur
Parentpreneur Ice Cream Social!

Pre-Pride Parade Brunch Reception

OPEN Madison

This year we have teamed up with the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Fresco to bring you a unique experience you will not want to miss. There will be plenty of mingling, food, drinks, and of course PRIDE to go around. Come celebrate with us before the parade with direct access to the parade route. Feel free to join us in the parade as well as we march to...

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Social
  • Brunch
  • pride
  • parade
  • networking
Pre-Pride Parade Brunch Reception

Yum Yum Fest

THE MOST DELICIOUS DAY OF THE SUMMERAdmission includes access to 30 of the Madison area's best chef's and restaurants, music by DJ Radish, entertainment provided by Underground Aerial, coloring book pages, hands-on activities by the Discovery Building about the science of food, yard games, and of course, the most delicious day of the summer. Small plates are $5 per plate and beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase. Yum Yum...

3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Breese Stevens Field

  • Festival
  • foodie
  • food and drink
  • Local
  • yum yum fest
  • Madison
Yum Yum Fest!

Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Thu, Aug 23, 2018