Wed, Aug 24, 2016 from 5pm - 7:30pm

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On Wednesday, August 24, from 5:00-7:30 pm at the Majestic, StartingBlock will host Madison: First Impression as part of Madison’s multi-day ForwardFest conference. Startup leaders from Atlanta and Nashville will spend 24 hours touring Madison and then share their first impressions of Madison:

-What do they like about Madison?
-What were their dislikes?
-What are ideas and programs that we can import from their community?

Led by Israel Lopez of "Madison Noteworthy," the free event will be a great opportunity to hear first hand what entrepreneur leaders think about Madison!

Space is limited, so register today! 

Our speakers:

Lisa Calhoun (Atlanta), Founding Partner, Valor Ventures: Founding partner at Atlanta-based venture capital partnership, Valor Ventures, Lisa is a fourth generation entrepreneur with a national entrepreneurial network. She’s helped tech startups achieve over $1B dollars in exits. Lisa was honored as an American Business Association Entrepreneur of the Year and elected president of Atlanta’s Entrepreneur’s Organization. Her books including How You Rule the World: A Female Founder's Survival Guide and The Content Marketing Field Guide. 

Jill Van Beke (Nashville), Director of Innovation and Commercialization at Launch Tennessee: Jill Van Beke is Director of Innovation for Launch Tennessee, working with entrepreneurs, innovators and investors across the state and around the US. Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is a public-private partnership focused on supporting the development of high-growth companies in Tennessee. Their ultimate goal is to make Tennessee the No. 1 place in the Southeast to start and grow a business.

Also, a special thank you to our sponsors: American Family Insurance, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, and Madison Gas & Electric.

Note: This event is included in the Forward Pass


115 King Street
Madison, WI 53703