JUNE 2021: Events, News and Networking

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

June 28
WI Tech Council

The latest edition of “The Wisconsin Portfolio” shows more than $483 million was raised by the state’s early stage companies in 2020, a record for any calendar year in Wisconsin.

Eighth Annual Pressure Chamber – Applications Open

July 19 Application Deadline
Online Event

Applications are now open (due July 19) for the eighth annual Pressure Chamber startup initiative, which returns, in-person, on Aug. 18 during Forward Festival, Wisconsin’s largest technology and entrepreneurship festival.


August 12 - August 19
Multiple Madison Locations Madison, WI

The Forward Festival is Wisconsin's largest technology and entrepreneurship festival, attracting more than 5,000 attendees and serving as host for more than 40 events over 8 days every August.

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.


October 7
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Overture Center for the Arts

BioForward is planning a Wisconsin Biohealth Summit– back live and in person. We have an exciting lineup that won’t have you sitting bored at your computer for another day-long virtual event.

Education, professional development, networking, and more are waiting for you.


Madison named ‘Tech’s most resilient hub’ by LinkedIn

June 23, 2021

Programmed to win: 10 cities where tech strength defies the pandemic

Madison's engineering talent is showing the fastest growth in proportion to population size. Results range from 4.6% growth in the tech talent pool for top-ranked Madison, Wis., to about break-even for No. 10 Denver

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Danaher to Acquire Aldevron from EQT Private Equity

June 17, 2021
PR Newswire

Danaher has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Aldevron, for a cash purchase price of approximately $9.6 billion.

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UW-Madison expands COVID-19 sequencing, joining global project to improve pandemic response

June 17, 2021

UW-Madison professors at the forefront of sequencing COVID-19 strains in the community are expanding their research tracking the virus’ spread while fostering closer ties with more public health agencies with the hope of improving future pandemic response.

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FDA Approves StrataGraft for the Treatment of Adults with Thermal Burns

June 15, 2021
PR Newswire

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved StrataGraft for the treatment of adult patients with thermal burns containing intact dermal elements (remaining deep skin layers) for which surgical intervention is clinically indicated (also referred to as deep partial thickness burns).

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URP Preparing to Commence Infrastructure Project

June 11, 2021
Aaron Olver, URP Director

University Research Park (URP) is commencing a project northeast of Charmany Drive that will impact one area of the park. Tenants and neighbors might wonder what is going on and University Research Park wants to provide clear information on what to expect.

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COVID-19 Update: Vaccines, viral variants and the path to successful re-opening

June 7, 2021

Rapid change on the public health front has been a hallmark for over a year, and recent weeks have brought a particular flurry of developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. While a number of these are positive, the pandemic threat is not yet contained, and continued, well-chosen actions remain essential if we are to transition as quickly as possible to a safer, productive future.

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UW–Madison joins Rockefeller Foundation’s pandemic prevention institute

June 9, 2021
UW Madison News

In the U.S., Rockefeller will support what it dubs Regional Accelerators for Genomic Surveillance, which includes the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the University of Florida, and others.

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Company with device to better monitor heart surgery wins 2021 Biz Plan Contest

June 3, 2021
WI Technology Council

A UW-Madison spinoff company that has developed a device to better monitor the heart during surgery, thus saving lives and cost, is the grand prize winner of the 18th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest

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