AUG. 21st - 25th, 2023
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Title logo for Forward Fest 2022, featuring the festival name and dates in a variety of bright, neon colors.
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Wisconsin's largest technology and entrepreneurship festival

5 days
40+ events
5,000+ attendees

Who should attend Forward Fest?

While Forward Fest was originally by and for entrepreneurs, we actively embrace a wide, inclusive definition of the word. Everyone in the community is welcome: do you work at a startup or nonprofit? Want to know more about running a business? Are you maybe interested in switching to a career in tech? Do you just think entrepreneurship is neat? Join us!

Small Businesses
Tech Folks