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      2019 Badger Startup Summit in Madison

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      August 22, 2019

      Thursday   8:00 AM

      330 North Orchard Street
      Madison, Wisconsin 53715

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      2019 Badger Startup Summit

      Connecting Badger entrepreneurs everywhere to share ideas and build connections   It's the seventh annual Badger Startup Summit * and we are more excited than ever to connect Badger entrepreneurs throughout the state at this highly interactive event to share ideas, exchange experiences and meet new contacts.    At the Badger Startup Summit you will: Hear from Wisconsin entrepreneurs during the Disruptive (r)Evolution Showcase talk about how their technologies are shaping new business solutions. Make connections with all the key players in the Madison startup tech scene during the lunch time 1 Million Cups VenFair. Participate in the MERLIN Pitch & rePlay. Give a business pitch for feedback, or hear pitches from the next generation of Badger entrepreneurs. Make key business connections and build your network.     Schedule of Events 8:00 am Registration opens, continental breakfast   8:45 am Welcome: Badger Startup Summit Co-chairsMatt Younkle, Forward Festival Chair, CEO CardiganAllen Dines, Executive Advisor, WISC Partners 9:00 am Disruptive (r)EVolution Showcase – Part IModerator: Susan LaBelle, Faculty Associate, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison 9:15 am Transforming Waste into Opportunity Joshua Shefner – Founder and CEO, Agricycle 9:30 am Harnessing the power of interaction for impact Jennifer Javornik – VP of Sales, Filament Games 9:45 am Innovating with new tech in the construction sector Chad Eschler – Business Development, Findorff 10:00 am Break 10:15 am Disruptive (r)EVolution Showcase – Part 2 10:15 am On-the-fly wearable allergen detection places food safety in the hands of the consumer Abigail Barnes – Co-founder and CEO, Allergy Amulet 10:30 am Tech innovations in forestry and architecture: creating high value products from low value timber Amelia Baxter – CEO, WholeTrees Structures 10:45 am Using advanced analytics to help oncologists improve treatment effectiveness Eric Horler – CEO, AIQ Solutions 11:00 am Keynote – Revisiting the big disruptive trends, Where are they going? Keith Witek, Senior VP Corporate Development, Strategy and General Counsel, SiFive 11:45 am The Million Cups VenFair – In the South Atrium Welcome and Introduction Joey Frayne, 1 Million Cups Madison Lunch is provided by VenFair Sponsor/Hosts at the various food stations distributed around the Atrium. Graze for small bites while you roam the VenFair 1:30 pm The MERLIN Pitch and Re-Play Welcome and Introduction Susie Younkle—Program Director, MERLIN Mentors Our signature pitch session returns in partnership with MERLIN Mentors. 20 tables, 20 entrepreneurs. Each starts at a different table of 5-8 attendees. Rotate to the next table every 15 minutes Logistics and Expectations Dennis Barnum—MERLIN Mentors 3:15 pm Pitch Wrap-up Dennis Barnum 3:30 pm Concluding Remarks/Adjourn Allen Dines, Matt Younkle   Follow us on social media @badgerstartup   Thank you to our sponsors: Baker Tilly, Findorff, Kollath Accounting, MadREP, Makin' Hey!, Murphy Desmond, Propeller Health, University Research Park, WARF         This event is a part of Forward Festival 2019.   Access to this event is included with your Forward Pass, but you will still need to register here using the promo code provided in the Forward Pass purchase email to get your free ticket.

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