JULY 2021: Events, News and Networking

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Wisconsin early stage firms raised record dollars in 2020, but state still lags Midwest neighbors

August 13
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online Event

Learn from leaders at Exact Sciences, Aldevron, Vascugen & Forward BIO Institute. These industry leaders, startup veterans and founders can speak to companies at all stages, including how they leveraged UW–Madison-affiliated resources such as University Research Park, technologies, and partnerships.

Biotech Spotlight: How AI and Advanced Computing are Driving Innovation in Biohealth

August 16
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online Event

Increasingly, biotech and healthtech startups are solving problems and building solutions through advanced computing technology and artificial intelligence. Hear from leaders of some of the region’s most innovative startups working in the intersection of biotech and computing.

Biotech Spotlight: Forward BIOLABS Virtual Tour & Startup Flash Talks

August 17
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Online Event

Forward BIOLABS helps biotech startups move faster, getting started with the right facility and equipment at the right time. Take a look at the co-working lab and hear from some of the game-changing startups working within our community.

Play at the Lake 2021

August 16
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Lake Arrowhead
Pines Golf Course

Join us Monday, Aug. 16, at the Lake Arrowhead Pines Golf Course for a best-ball golf tournament to help celebrate the Wisconsin Technology Council’s 20th anniversary.

Women in BioHealth Networking Event – Go Red for Women & STEM Goes Red

August 17
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
US Bank Plaza
1 South Pinckney Street

Join fellow women in Biohealth for our 1st in-person event since Covid with BWBR and AHA. Brief presentations by BWBR (location and food sponsor for the event) and the American Heart Association about its initiatives: Go Red for Women & STEM Goes Red. Don't miss it!


UW–Madison leaders, innovators and partners will join the slate of entrepreneurial events presented during annual Forward Fest

August 12-19, 2021

The five virtual events include a three-event “Biotech Spotlight” series, which will focus on aspects of startups, tech and innovation within the biotech space. The final event, “Launch, Learn and Pivot: Startup Stories” will present opportunities, challenges and lessons learned from several local entrepreneurs at various stages of growth in their respective businesses.

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Combining low-dose radiotherapy with immunotherapy eradicates metastatic cancer in mice

July 14, 2021

University of Wisconsin–Madison and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists report today in the journal Science Translational Medicine that combining targeted radiopharmaceutical therapy with immunotherapy significantly boosts eradication of metastatic cancer in mice, even when the radiation is given in doses too low to destroy the cancer outright.

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Arosa and WARF Venture Funds lead financing to expand Pyran, Inc.

July 13, 2021
Innovate WI

 Pyran, Inc., a high-growth company that creates high-performing 5-carbon products made from renewable resources, today announced that it has closed its latest round of fundraising, bringing its total of investments and grants to nearly $4 million. The investment comes from lead investor, Arosa Capital, with support from the venture arm of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

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After COVID-19 Successes, Researchers Push to Develop mRNA Vaccines for Other Diseases

July 8, 2021
American Scientific

In 1990, the late physician-scientist Jon Wolff and his University of Wisconsin colleagues injected mRNA into mice, which caused cells in the mice to produce the encoded proteins. In many ways, that work served as the first step toward making a vaccine from mRNA.

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Global program new to Wisconsin offers mentorship for risk management- and health-related startups

July 7, 2021

Four Wisconsin-based companies — RoofMarketplace Inc., Opterrix, Pythonic Corp. and Last Lock Inc. — recently graduated from the inaugural cohort of a selective global entrepreneurship program that expanded to the University of Wisconsin-Madison last year with sponsorship from American Family Insurance.

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Innovate 608 podcast offers entrepreneurs a new way to connect

July 4, 2021

Like others, entrepreneurs consume news in different ways. It can be in print, or in any number of digital forms that range from video to audio to social media to online news services. An upcoming addition to the news menu for entrepreneurs in Madison is “Innovate 608,” a podcast hosted and produced by StartingBlock, one of the city’s most familiar startup hubs.

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FluGen gets $11.4 million grant for study of experimental flu vaccine

July 1, 2021

Madison-based FluGen has been awarded a $11.4 million grant from the Department of Defense to study the ability of its experimental flu vaccine to protect against drifted flu virus strains in older adults.

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Computer Sciences embraces interest and demand, and grows by 800%

July 1, 2021
UW Innovate Network

In the last ten years, the Computer Sciences Department, part of the School of Computer, Data and Information Sciences (CDIS), has seen a meteoric rise in the number of undergraduate major declarations. This spring, the department reached an unprecedented milestone by surpassing 2,000 majors, experiencing an increase of over 800% since 2011.

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