August 22, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Forward Festival 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. 

Social Good Summit

Transforming Intent into Action

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 17

Badger Startup Summit

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

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 17

Funding Your Business - Panel Discussion at DreamBank

More details to come!

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 17

VenFair

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

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 17

High Tech Happy Hour Anniversary Event

Join us for the 16th anniversary of High Tech Happy Hour!

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 17

Black Entrepreneur's Summit

A half-day event aimed at both aspiring and already established entrepreneurs.

Day
Saturday
Date
Aug 19

Doyenne Mentor Match

Meet your Mentor or Mentee Match

Day
Monday
Date
Aug 21

2017 BigDataWisconsin Conference

Discover the current state of Big Data in Wisconsin!

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 22

Forward Technology Conference

The headline tech conference of the Forward Festival.

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 22

Forward Festival Startup Showcase

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

Day
Tuesday
Date
Aug 22

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 23

Pitch Night X PechaKucha

Join us for Pitch Night x PechaKucha to hear from Madison’s startup community.

Day
Wednesday
Date
Aug 23

Capital Entrepreneurs Open Social

A rooftop celebration of entrepreneurship and the startup community.

Day
Thursday
Date
Aug 24