WI Tech Summit brings emerging, established businesses together

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Emerging businesses will have an opportunity to meet with 20 major companies at the 2019 Wisconsin Tech Summit on March 18 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

Emerging companies may apply through Feb. 15 to be eligible for possible “speed dates” with the major businesses attending. More information, including an application form, can be found at wistechsummit.com. Repeat emerging companies are welcome to apply. Summit objectives for the major companies are summarized on the event website.

The participating major firms include: Accuray, Associated Bank, AT&T, Advocate Aurora Health, Aurora Research Institute, CGI, Dedicated Computing, Exact Sciences, GE Healthcare, Johnson Controls, Marshfield Clinic Health Systems, Microsoft, Northwestern Mutual, Promega, Rockwell Automation, Schneider, UW Health, Versiti, WEA Trust and WIPFLi.

Major firms will listen to emerging companies with innovative products or services tied to areas such as internet of things, imaging, data storage, blockchain, software and data analytics in sectors ranging from health care to information systems, and from power electronics to telecommunications.

Applications are welcome from early-stage funds that may want to introduce portfolio companies and otherwise connect with major companies. Attendance at the event is limited to representatives of participating major firms, selected emerging companies or funds, seminar presenters and event sponsors. Limited general admission may be opened prior to the event in early March.

The “speed dating” meetings between emerging businesses and the major companies will run about 15 minutes with five minutes between.

Other event features include:

  • Educational seminars, which will be available to all participants during those times in which they are not scheduled for individual meetings.
  • An event overview and opening discussion to help set the stage for emerging companies by allowing major firms an opportunity to talk generally about their goals, needs and emerging markets.
  • An optional tour of the Lambeau Field apron through the players’ tunnel.
  • A continental breakfast, networking lunch and onsite reception.

Visit wistechsummit.com for more information on the event, the application process, registration and sponsorship opportunities.