August 23, 2016
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Pitch Night: Startup Showcase

The Forward Festival Startup Showcase features an evening of startup pitches from some of Madison's most compelling emerging companies. A select group of rising startups will give a 5-minute "demo day" style pitch showcasing their company. In addition, over 15 Startup Showcase alumni from past years will take part in a lightning round of 1-minute update pitches highlighting their recent successes. The Startup Showcase is a high energy stage that celebrates and showcases what's next in Madison's startup ecosystem. Presented by Capital Entrepreneurs and Accelerate Madison.

The Startup Showcase is part of Pitch Night!

High Tech Happy Hour Anniversary Event

Join us for THREE hours of networking, appetizers, beverages and FUN!

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

Social Good Summit

Transforming Intent into Action

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

Maydm: Teens in Tech

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

Forget Social Media — Think Social Business with Bernie Borges

Join Florida-based Social Media Futurist Bernie Borges.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 18

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 19

Parentpreneur Night

A networking event with a spin. for parents.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

Adult Swim: Forward Festivities

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

MMOCA Nights

Art. Talk. Food. Music. Film. MMoCA Nights has a full line-up of offerings.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

100Arts

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

Wiscostyle Happy Hour with the Love Wisconsin Project

Love Wisconsin? Join us for wiscostyle drinks, noshes and storytelling.

Day
Friday
Date
Aug 19

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 20

Minipreneurs to Entrpreneurs

Do you have an aspiring entrepreneur in your midst? These hands-on activities can get them going as a Minipreneur.

Day
Saturday
Date
Aug 20

Farm to Tech Brunch

Great connections often happen over food.

Day
Saturday
Date
Aug 20

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 21

Badger Startup Summit

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

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Doyenne Mentor Match

Meet your Mentor or Mentee Match

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

VenFair

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

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Business Bar Camp

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Business Bar Camp Networking Happy Hour

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

@1403 Open House

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

2016 WI Big Data Conference

Discover the current state of Big Data in Wisconsin!

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Community Supported Entrepreneurism

Connecting the Madison professional community to help entrepreneurs

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 22

Forward Technology Conference

The headline tech conference of the Forward Festival.

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 23

Pitch Night: Startup Showcase

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

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 23

Edible Startup Summit

Building companies that you can sink your teeth into!

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

Doyenne Group 5x5x5 Pitch Event

5 WI based women-led businesses, 5 min pitches, 1 $5K grant. 5 women-led ventures, 5 min pitches and 1 $5K grant.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

What's Next X PechaKucha

JA lot can happen in 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Join us to find out What's Next!

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

Clash of the Tech Trivia Titans

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

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

Art+ CODE

ART+ is uses art as a pivot point to explore a diverse topics.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 24

UberPITCH

Madison – your big break is arriving now with #UberPITCH

Day
Wednesday – Thursday
Date
Aug 24 – Aug 25

Capital Entrepreneurs Open Social

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

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 25