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Forward Fest to bring together small business owners, local athletes, and aspiring entrepreneurs

By Clip Syndicate
Where can you find people who write computer code, women who do roller derby, and some of the city's most successful small business owners in the same building? For the next week, they'll all be at Wisconsin's largest technology and innovation conference, Forward Fest, which runs from Aug 16 to 23.

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Where can you find people who write computer code, women who do roller derby, and some of the city's most successful small business owners in the same building? For the next week, they'll all be at Wisconsin's largest technology and innovation conference, Forward Fest, which runs from Aug 16 to 23.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/7400100?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:32:42 +0000 Forward Fest to bring together small business owners, local athletes, and aspiring entrepreneurs Where can you find people who write computer code, women who do roller derby, and some of the city's most successful small business owners in the same building? For the next week, they'll all be at Wisconsin's largest technology and innovation conference, Forward Fest, which runs from Aug 16 to 23. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12513/7400100?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WISC there's a session featuring music, microbrews and microfinance. and another featuring roller derby athletes talking about entrepreneurshi p. we're talking about forward fest which is promisingeeks, nerds, foodies and anyone creative something special over the next week. christina lorey is at the overture center this morning with a prview of the technolog and innovation conference ... good morning christina. good morning adam and dannika. when forward fest first began back in 2010... there were only 5 events. this time around - there are 52 - happening all this week. that includes the 'pressure chamber' ... with five businesses making their pitches to join chamber of commerce on a trip to silicon valley to meet with venture capitalists. but even for the businesses that don't win that competition ... there are a lot of other events offered... like the session called "be your own hero-- startup stories from the world of roller derby." as it turns out... madison has a large network of 80 roller derby skaters and four local teams--- which showcase their physical and emotional strength. organizers say the festival offers a lot ... especially when it comes to networking. (((8;10;19 "the downstream effects are really where we see the economic impact so we've had people who tell us they've been able to find future investors, board members and cofounders for their companies as of a result of the collisions we were able to create during the festival." 37))) the festival runs now thru the 23rd... and out of the 52 events happening this year - 30 of them are new. the roller derby session i mentioned isn't until one week from today. we have a link with more information on when all the events are... at channel 3000 dot com. all events are open to the public and free! thanks christina.





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