Wisconsin Technology Council: Discounted registration for vets, students available for June 4 Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Contact: Tom Still or Laura Kaiser at 608-442-7557


MADISON, Wis. – Returning military veterans and students may register at a discount to attend the virtual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on June 4.  

Armed services veterans who want to learn about launching and growing a business as well as students of all levels may register for the 18th annual conference.

Veterans may attend the full conference for $49. That rate compares to the full conference fee of $109 and is made possible by the Wisconsin Technology Council’s support for the state Department of Veterans Affairs. An identical student rate is available.

“Post 9-11 veterans can bring a host of skills to business, from technical expertise to teamwork to a personal work ethic,” said Tom Still, president of the Tech Council, which produces the conference. “This conference can offer tips on how to launch, grow and succeed in business, while featuring chances to network with some of Wisconsin’s best entrepreneurs and investors.”

Visit witrepsconference.com and click “Register Now,” then choose “Returning Veterans” or “Student” under the registration drop-downs.

Six strategic panel discussions and five small room workshops will appeal to entrepreneurs in all stages. Detailed panel and workshop host information is posted at witrepsconference.com.

Produced by the Tech Council, the Entrepreneurs’ Conference is one of the largest events for entrepreneurs and early stage investors in the Upper Midwest. Other highlights will include:

·         9 a.m. live keynote speech by Brian Pinkerton, chief architect of Siri at Apple.

·         Diligent Dozen: Top 12 finalists from the Governor’s Business Plan Contest will have presentations available to watch online in the week preceding June 4th.

·         A presentation by Kevin Conroy, winner of the Ken Hendricks Memorial “Seize the Day” award for 2020.

·         Governor’s Business Plan Contest awards ceremony with category winners, a grand prize winner, a “Bright New Idea” award and a new “People’s Choice” award this year

·         Virtual interactive exhibitor booths from more than 40 Wisconsin companies

·         A presentation by the winner of the Wisconsin YES! youth business plan contest

Register today!

Sponsors thus far include: PLATINUMAmerican Transmission Co.AT&TGodfrey & KahnHusch BlackwellMichael BestNorthwestern MutualUniversity Research ParkWisconsin Alumni Research FoundationWisconsin Economic Development Corp. GOLD: Aberdean Consulting SILVER: Affiliated EngineersAlliant EnergyAmerican Family InsuranceBaird CapitalBaker TillyBDOBoardman & ClarkBurish Group at UBS Financial ServicesCD Smith ConstructionCenter for Technology CommercializationCGICity of FitchburgDedicated ComputingDeWittDiscovery WorldFirst Business BankFindorffHealthX VenturesJ.P. Morgan ChaseKimberly-ClarkMadison CollegeMadison Gas & ElectricMarquette UniversityMarshfield Clinic Health SystemMicrosoftNeider & BoucherOgden Glazer + SchaeferOshkosh Corp.Perkins CoieQuarles & BradyReinhart Boerner Van DeurenRockwell AutomationUW-Madison D2PUW-Madison Office of Business EngagementUW-Madison University RelationsUWM Research FoundationVenture InvestorsVersitiWEA TrustWhitewater University Technology ParkWIPFLiWisconsin Technical College SystemYahara SoftwareZerology and SPECIAL SUPPORT: BMO Harris BankBoard member Susan Healy and Madison Development Corp. 

To learn more, visit witrepsconference.com or call the Tech Council at 608-442-7557.