Wisconsin Technology Council: Lineup of emerging companies, major firms set for March 23 Wisconsin Tech Summit in Waukesha

Contact: Tom Still or Joy Sawatzki at 608-442-7557

To learn more, visit: http://www.wistechsummit.com

WAUKESHA – Sixteen major companies will take part in about 175 “speed dating” meetings with more than 50 emerging companies during the second annual Wisconsin Tech Summit, to be held March 23 at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha.

Produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council and partners that include the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., the Tech Summit will provide an organized way for young companies and corporations with a national and global footprint to meet and explore likely business relationships around technology needs and innovation.

Those relationships might include research and development partnerships, direct investments, strategic partnerships as vendors or sales outlets, even merger and acquisition.

Major companies and private institutions taking part are: American Family Insurance, Aurora Health Care, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Dedicated Computing, Direct Supply, Faith Technologies, GE Healthcare, HP Enterprise Services, Intel, Johnson Controls Inc., Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer Information Systems, Marshfield Clinic Applied Sciences/Marshfield Clinic Information Systems, Mortenson Construction, Rockwell Automation, TASC (Total Administrative Services Corp.) and WEA Trust. Brief descriptions of the emerging companies are available for review at http://www.wistechsummit.com.

While larger, more general, events can produce such business-to-business interactions, and often do, a targeted approach allows major companies and young companies alike to be efficient in exploring ideas and possible partnerships.

A broader goal of the conference is to fuel two important sectors of the Wisconsin economy – its major firms, which are often world leaders, and its early stage sector, which is a source of innovation but often disconnected from the right markets and potential users of those ideas.

Other features of the event will include:

* An opening panel discussion to help set the stage for emerging companies by allowing major companies an opportunity to talk generally about their goals, needs and emerging markets;

* “Office Hours” presentations to showcase support initiatives available to emerging companies in Wisconsin, which will be available to all participants during those times in which they are not scheduled for individual meetings;

* Closing presentation by Peter Gunder of American Family Insurance, who will bring perspectives that will be helpful for major companies as well as emerging firms;

* A continental breakfast, networking lunch and onsite reception.

Sponsors are: American Family Insurance, American Transmission Co., AT&T, Baird Capital, BDO, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Center for Technology Commercialization, Dedicated Computing, GE Healthcare, Madison Gas & Electric, Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Milwaukee Institute, Mortenson Construction, New Horizons of Wisconsin, New Resources Consulting, Rockwell Automation, UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations, UW-Milwaukee, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the Wisconsin Health and Educational Facilities Authority.

Limited registration is still available for the “office hours” and general sessions. For more information, contact [email protected].

2015 Wisconsin Tech Summit – Emerging Companies

65 Incorporated
Abiolux – Non Invasive Sensing
Applied Tech
AuditPad Inc.
Bill-Ray Home Mobility/Friendly Beds
Content XLerator
Elli Health
Filament Games
Foremost Media Inc.
Intuitive Biosciences Inc.
Jaystreet Technologies LLC
Kiio Inc.
LucigenDx, a business unit of Lucigen Corp.
Madison Environmental Resourcing Inc. (MERI)
Metria Innovation Inc.
MobileIgniter Inc.
oneEvent Technologies Inc.
OPS Solutions LLC
Organic Research Corp.
Perfect Office Workout LLC
pHinding Solutions
Progeneric Systems Inc.
Quietyme Inc.
RedGiant Analytics Inc.
Riemer Systems LLC
Singlewire Software
SOLOMO Technology
Swallow Solutions LLC
Team Consultants LLC
TerraCaptus LLC
Thermodata Corp.
Timing and Racing Around the Clock (TRAC)
Valiant Health LLC
Vascular Support Solutions
Web Racing Inc.