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

LIVE WEBCAST: Using Design Thinking To Grow Your Business with Dr. Darin Eich

What is design thinking and how can it help you grow professionally? Join expert Dr. Darin Eich and discover this powerful approach to business success. You’ll learn how to develop an innovative mindset, an understanding of your customers and what they need from your business. From there, you’ll be able to create products your customers really want, are willing to pay for, and how to reach them using simp...

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Webinar - Online

  • Design Thinking
  • Webcast
  • In-person
LIVE WEBCAST: Using Design Thinking To Grow Your Business with Dr. Darin Eich

Social Good Summit

Hosted by: Social Good Madison

The 5 th annual Social Good Summit focus is not on profits, but social change. Madison's innovative community is poised to move the needle on social good acceleration, changing the way business and work will touch our lives. Every week, accelerators launch hundreds of business initiatives into fruitful realities. But these opportunities are scarce for those who want to create meaningful work, public good, community well-being, and sustainable economies. It’s...

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Madison Public Library

  • Pitch Event
  • Startup
  • Showcase
  • Founder
  • Mentor
  • Summit
Social Good Summit

Fri, Aug 17, 2018

Have a Pint, Change a Life

Music, microbrews, and microfinance! For the last 8 years, Wisconsin Microfinance has been working in the Madison area to empower small business owners in developing countries to break out of the cycle of poverty. Through small loans as little as $20, these entrepreneurs are given the chance to build their own futures by their own merit. So come out to help raise funds for our programs in Haiti and the Philippines while...

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • empowerment
  • social good
  • microfinance
Have a Pint, Change a Life

Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Sun, Aug 19, 2018

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

Mon, Aug 20, 2018

Data for Impact Conference

Hosted by: Collaboration for Good

SMALL DATA CAN MAKE A BIG IMPACT Do you believe that we can use data to make the world a better place? Are you wondering how you can use data to better your organization? Perhaps you’re wondering, "What's the big deal?" If data sparks your curiosity, or you would like to find out more, then the Data for Impact Conference is for you. Data has transformed the way we wo...

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Focused Discussions
  • Conference
  • Panel
  • Nonprofit
  • Analytics
  • Tech/Software
  • data
  • Social
Data for Impact Conference

Seminar & Social: Impact / SRI - Investing with Your Values

Sponsored by: Robert W Baird
Impact / SRI Investing is one of the fastest growing areas as investors seek to build a more equitable world by including social, environmental and corporate governance issues. Learn how you can invest with your values and make a difference with Mary Strickland and Laura Murray. @rwbaird #rwbaird

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

US Bank Capitol Square

  • workshop
  • Social
  • networking
  • Innovation
  • SRI
  • Investor
  • ESG
  • Impact
Seminar & Social:  Impact / SRI - Investing with Your Values

Tue, Aug 21, 2018

Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Launch Night: “Madison Tech & Social Impact” networking group

There’s a strong interest among members of Madison’s tech community for giving back - using their valuable skills for a good cause - but many aren’t sure where to turn, or how to get started. Similarly, many nonprofit and social impact organizations have a strong need for folks with tech skills, but face a disconnect trying to find them. Enter Madison Tech & Social Impact, a new monthly networ...

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

  • networking
  • social impact
  • social justice
  • Nonprofit
  • Community
  • launch
  • launch party
Launch Night: “Madison Tech & Social Impact” networking group

Startup Business Forum

Do you have a business idea, side hustle, or recently started business, but don't know where to go from here? Or do you have questions, but don't know who to ask or trust? This event is for you! Come network with entrepreneurs, and hear successful business owners have real discussions about what they did starting out, what worked, what didn't, and what they might have done different. In addition, there...

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Madison Club

  • startup forum
  • networking
  • Happy Hour
  • Social
Startup Business Forum

Thu, Aug 23, 2018