Wisconsin Technology Council: Emerging firms will pitch over two days at 2022 Early Stage Symposium in Madison

MADISON, Wis. – Thirty-nine young companies will pitch to potential investors and others throughout the course of the in-person Nov. 9-10 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium at Madison’s Monona Terrace Convention Center.

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That includes 24 companies selected by conference organizers to present Nov. 9 during the Tech Council Investor Networks tracks and 15 more picked for the fast-moving Elevator Pitch Olympics on Nov. 10. About 60 companies from across the Midwest applied to present at the annual conference or to meet with investors through the Investor Intros track.

The Tech Council Investor Network tracks will feature companies making five-minute presentations during two sessions, morning and afternoon. Selected TCIN companies cover a range of technologies, from industrial materials and processes to medical devices and digital health solutions, and from time-saving software to renewable agricultural products.

Read a short description of each company for the TCIN track on the “Presenting Companies and Investors” page at wisearlystage.com. Selected were:

1 Day Works – Madison; Advanced Ionics – Milwaukee; AdvantiGen Biosciences – Oregon; Altruize – Beloit; Backhouse Brands – Mankato Minn.; Clandestine Materials Detection – Madison; CyberNINES – Madison; Estrigenix Therapeutics – Wauwatosa; Evia Bio – Minneapolis, Minn.; Fleet Cycles – Monona; GoDx – Madison; HeyGov – Sturgeon Bay; Nested Knowledge – St. Paul, Minn.; Otologic Technologies – Madison; Pivotal Health – Middleton; Rapid Radicals Technology – Milwaukee; Realta Fusion – Madison; RedFox AI – Madison; SDM Analytics – Madison; Tip a ScRxipt – Milwaukee; Transportant – Lenexa, Kan.; and Yam Education – Madison.

The 15 companies selected for the Elevator Pitch Olympics will deliver 90-second pitches and be scored by a panel of investor judges. In addition to the judges’ feedback, participants will also be scored by members of the audience for selection of a “People’s Choice” award. Taking part in the Elevator Pitch Olympics are:

13Now; Adventure Cast; AMP Mobility; Calburn; Edquity Labs; Empower2Retain; Flowering Lawn; Flux XII; Nommli; Rex Academy; Sativa Building Systems; SixLine Semiconductor; SPEAK.STUDIO; and VocaTone Studio.

The conference will also feature:

  • Keynote speaker Bobby Franklin, president and chief executive officer of the National Venture Capital Association.
  • Presentation of the “Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education” award to Joe Kirgues and Troy Vosseler, co-founders of gener8tor.
  • A plenary panel on the National Science Foundation’s “Regional Innovation Engine” program featuring three applicant teams for federal grants.
  • Six panel discussions on early stage issues facing entrepreneurs and investors.
  • “Office Hours,” offering the opportunity to meet with subject experts on a variety of topics in small discussion groups or one-on-one.
  • A Nov. 9 evening conference reception, two luncheons, two breakfasts and other networking opportunities.

The Tech Council produces the conference. Sponsors thus far include: Aberdean ConsultingAdvocate Aurora HealthAmerican Family Insurance, American Transmission Co.Arrowhead PharmaceuticalsAT&TBaird CapitalBaker Tilly, BDOCity of FitchburgConcordia UniversityDeWittEUAExact SciencesFindorffFirst Business BankFoley & LardnerGodfrey & KahnGoogleHealthX VenturesHusch BlackwellInsperityKW2M3 InsuranceMadison Development Corp.Madison Gas & ElectricMakin’ Hey CommunicationsMarquette UniversityMichael BestMobile22Morgridge Institute for ResearchN29 Capital PartnersNeider & BoucherOne City SchoolsQuarles & BradyReinhart Boerner Van DeurenRSM USSustainableHR PEOState of Wisconsin Investment BoardTDS, Tech Council board member Susan Healy, Technology Innovation Center – MilwaukeeUMOS One Workforce – TechStarsUniversity Research ParkUW HealthUWM Research FoundationUW-Madison Computer SciencesUW-Madison Office of Business EngagementVenture InvestorsVersitiWisconsin Alumni Research FoundationWisconsin Economic Development Corp., WIPFLiWisconsin Dept. of Financial InstitutionsWisconsin Investment PartnersWiSysYahara Software and Ziegler.

To learn more about sponsorship information, please reach out to Angela Schlobohm at [email protected]