Wisconsin Startup Night: TechStars in Madison
Presented by: Accelerate Madison
Location: Monona Terrace Convention & Community Center (Madison)
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm reception; 6:30pm-8:00pm program
New tech businesses are thriving in Wisconsin — and your odds just got even better! Could your idea become the next Sonic Foundry or match.com? On March 4th at Monona Terrace, join us in welcoming TechStars Chicago to Madison.
TechStars Chicago’s co-founders are prominent entrepreneurs Troy Henikoff and Sam Yagan, co-founder of OkCupid and now CEO of match.com. TechStars, billed as “the world’s #1 business accelerator,” is a 12-week bootcamp program designed to provide promising startups with seed capital, intensive mentoring, infrastructure, and a chance to pitch angels and VCs. TechStars has a history of successful programs in Boston, New York, Boulder, Seattle and San Antonio, and now they have expanded to the Midwest through a combination with Chicago’s Excelerate Labs. This is an exciting opportunity to learn from and with some of the smartest and best-connected people in the high-tech industry.
Who should attend:
• Founders of startup tech businesses
• Entrepreneurs with new tech concepts
• Managers & professionals working in the digital sector
• Anyone involved with business growth in southern Wisconsin
Presenters include Monty Schmidt, founder of Madison’s Sonic Foundry; Sam Yagan, co-founder of OkCupid, CEO of match.com and co-founder of Excelerate Labs (now TechStars Chicago); and Matt Younkle & Preston Austin, co-founders of Murfie, serial entrepreneurs and TechStars alumni. The evening will include networking, a full explanation of TechStars Chicago, and a call for new businesses to apply to this excellent Midwest accelerator.
Event sponsored by Capital Entrepreneurs, Foley & Lardner, Supranet, MadREP, UW Office of Corporate Relations, and WEDC.