The 2013 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium was held Nov. 5-6 at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison, Wis.
The Early Stage Symposium is designed to unlock Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial potential by providing the right combination of ideas, innovation, intellectual property and investment – as well as hands-on instruction and advice targeted to early stage companies ready to make the leap.
We had record attendance this year with more than 550 registrants over the two-day event. Attendees traveled to Madison from all over Wisconsin, the Midwest, and beyond. We introduced two new elements to the symposium – the “Office Hours” sessions and the “Reverse Elevator Pitch” panel – both earned rave reviews! Forty-four companies had the opportunity to present to investors during the WAN Tracks and the Elevator Pitch Olympics. Sixteen panel discussions covered a wide variety of topics and engaged some of the region’s leading investors and entrepreneurs. Our featured speakers – Brad Feld and Mark Schmitz – filled the ballrooms to capacity and sparked some exciting conversations about reaching beyond conventional boundaries.
2013 Post-conference materials:
- The full attendee list can be found here.
- See Tom Still's recap of this year's event here.
- View photos of presenters, exhibitors and speakers here.
- Read a comprehensive list of media coverage here.
For more information, visit http://www.wisearlystage.com/.