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Madison Startup Week: Announces lineup for inaugural event supporting the entrepreneurial community
10/9/2017

Contact: 

Madison Startup Week: Heather Wentler, Executive Director, Doyenne Group & Co-organizer of Madison Startup Week
EMAIL: heather@thedoyennegroup.com PHONE: 608-436-9401

Wisconsin Startup Week: Matt Cordio, Co-founder & President, Wisconsin Startup Week
EMAIL: matt@skillspipeline.com PHONE: 262-894-9535 


Madison, WI – Madison Startup Week is proud to announce calendar of events for the inaugural Madison Startup Week, part of the Wisconsin Startup Week initiative taking place November 6th to 12th, 2017.

Madison Startup Week, is focused on building momentum and inclusivity in Greater Madison’s high-growth entrepreneurship community, showcasing the region’s startup success stories and highlighting the resources available to entrepreneurs in the region.

“Madison has a thriving entrepreneurial community, rich in diversity and innovative ideas which are highlighted throughout events and happenings all year round. Wisconsin Startup Week is another way to highlight and showcase the entrepreneurs across our state, as well as within Madison, who are making change happen and moving our economy forward,” said Heather Wentler, Executive Director of Doyenne Group and Co-organizer of Madison Startup Week “Along with the variety of events that will be hosted in Madison during Wisconsin Startup Week, we hope to use the week as a way for Madisonians to explore the rest of the Wisconsin’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to learn about businesses and organizations supporting entrepreneurs throughout our state.”

“The Greater Madison region has rich history of entrepreneurial success stories,” said Matt Cordio, Co-founder & President of the Wisconsin Startup Week initiative. “With entrepreneurial companies such Ionic, EatStreet and Redox growing, thriving and creating jobs in the region, it is clear that Greater Madison region is an attractive place for entrepreneurs to launch grow innovative companies.”

The Madison Startup Week calendar is being organized by a group of local entrepreneurs including Ashley Quinto Powell: Business Development Manager, Bendyworks; Primary Organizer, Madison Women in Tech; Founding Member, Boss Moms; Judge, Wisconsin Innovation Awards

Leah Roe: VP Finance & Operations at healthfinch, Founder of Culture Community, Co-Founder of MAVAN

Rachel Neill: Carex Consulting Group, 100state, 1 Million Cups, United Way, Doyenne Group

Sabrina Madison:  Founder: Heymiss Progress, Creator: Heymiss Progress Expo & Job Fair, Heymiss Progress Black Women's Leadership Conference

During Madison Startup Week a group of Community Partners will host 10+ events across the greater Madison area. Some of the featured events include:

Doyenne Connect Event | November 8, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM | Alt Brew-1808 Wright St.
The Doyenne Connect Event is a monthly networking event for women entrepreneurs. For November’s event we will be highlighting Doyenne Members Love Wisconsin to learn about their venture and how they started.

Culture Community November Event: Featuring D.P. Knudten on Branding & Culture for startups | November 9, 2017, 9:00-10:30 AM | The Madison Club - 5 E. Wilson St.

Maker Meetup | November 9, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM | One-One Thousand - 78 N. Bryan St.
Networking social for makers to meet each other and learn about each other’s skills and products

Community Partners involved in Madison Startup Week include: Doyenne Group, Women in Tech, 1 Million Cups Madison, and more to come...  

More information and the calendar for Madison Startup Week can be found at https://wistartupweek.org/madison

 

Madison Startup Week, part of the Wisconsin Startup Week Initiative

The Wisconsin Startup Week initiative which was launched this year is focused on showcasing all of the resources available to entrepreneurs around the state, highlighting the state’s unique entrepreneurial identity and celebrating Wisconsin’s numerous entrepreneurial success stories.

“Entrepreneurs and their companies are critical to the growth and prosperity of Wisconsin’s economy,” said Matt Cordio, Co-founder & President of Wisconsin Startup Week initiative. “We are thrilled to have ten communities around the state of Wisconsin hosting events and connecting entrepreneurs to local resources during the inaugural Wisconsin Startup Week. High-growth entrepreneurship is the leading creator of net new jobs in the state’s economy and we are excited to launch this initiative that will positively impact the number of high-growth entrepreneurs in the state of Wisconsin over the long-term.”

The Wisconsin Startup Week initiative is supported by several major companies around the state including Aurora Health Care, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell and Northwestern Mutual. Events will be hosted during the week of November 6th through 12th, 2017 in Appleton, Beloit, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Madison, Madison, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh and Stevens Point.

About Madison Startup Week

Madison Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, investors, local leaders, major companies together to build momentum and celebrate high-growth entrepreneurship in Greater Madison. Hosted November 6 - 12th, 2017 Madison Startup Week is part of the Wisconsin Startup Week initiative. To learn more about Madison Startup Week visit wistartupweek.org/Madison

About The Wisconsin Startup Week Initiative

Wisconsin Startup Week is an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, investors, local leaders, major companies together to build momentum and celebrate high-growth entrepreneurship in Wisconsin. Dozens of events will be hosted in ten cities across the state of Wisconsin during the inaugural Wisconsin Startup Week, November 6 - 12, 2017. To learn more about Wisconsin Startup Week visit, WIStartupWeek.org. The Wisconsin Startup Week initiative is supported by Aurora Health Care, Concordia University Wisconsin, Husch Blackwell and Northwestern Mutual. Statewide media partners include BizTimes Media, Newsradio 620 WTMJ and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

 


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