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    Friday, April 22 - 24, 2016

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For 2018 please visit

Friday, April 22 - 24, 2016

Friday, April 22 - 24, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

University Research Park (MG&E Innovation Center)
510 Charmany Dr
Madison, WI 53719

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Friday April 22nd

6:00 pm
Registration Opens & Networking Time
Arrive at the venue, get checked in, networking time

6:30 pm
Dinner & Welcome
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:45 pm
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as midnight

Saturday April 23rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Recommended finish for the day. You may stay and work as late as you would like

Sunday April 24th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Morning work time
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Presentation Prep, Practice,Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The For 2018 please visit team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Madison is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Chris
  • Amy
  • Pauline
  • Lorin
    Toepper (In Memoriam)
  • Margie
  • Brian


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Event Staff

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Sector67 Madison

Doyenne Group

Edgewood College

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

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