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2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards
Finalists Announced for 2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards

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INNOVATION, IT’S WHERE WE LIVE.

Wisconsin is an innovative state. Although discussions of  “innovation” are usually directed toward internet startups and biotech companies, creative innovation in Wisconsin involves many industries including manufacturing, the paper industry, sustainable agriculture, life sciences, education, nonprofits, and health care information.

The Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) seek to celebrate and inspire innovation. The WIA highlights and honors the development of groundbreaking and innovative ideas. If it is a transformational idea we want to celebrate it. We hope to encourage an even greater environment of innovation by bringing innovators together from various business sectors (e.g. tech, food, healthcare, agriculture, nonprofits, education, government), and from throughout the state.

in-no-va-tion

: a new idea, device, or method

NOMINATIONS

2017 nominations are now closed.

EVENT

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2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 PM

Wisconsin Memorial Union
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706

Additional details & ticket information to be announced soon.

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Supporter Ticket Bundle Now Available

Support the Wisconsin Innovation Awards by buying a Supporter ticket bundle! Includes 8 admissions to the networking reception and awards ceremony, and your name or company name listed in our event program.

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WINNERS

NEWS

Finalists Announced for 2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards

Winners to be announced at public awards ceremony on October 4 in Madison Madison — July 21, 2017 — Thirty companies and nonprofit organizations have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards. In total, 233 businesses, products and services...

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UW-Madison: Farm-to-home delivery service wins innovation award

From UW-Madison News: Square Harvest, a startup company with roots at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, allows consumers to order exactly what they need from small, local farms and food producers, marrying computer technology with the timeless traditions of...

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ten win Wisconsin Innovation Awards

Ten groups culled from 180 nominees won Wisconsin Innovation Awards at a ceremony in Madison this week. Winners were chosen by a panel of 17 industry experts from around the state, organizers said. "These awards highlight companies innovating in the high-tech realm...

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ABOUT

SUPPORTING WISCONSIN INNOVATION

This event was originated by Matt Younkle & Joe Boucher of Neider & Boucher, with funding and support from American Family Insurance, Baird, Exact Sciences, First Business, Neider & Boucher and WEDC.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joe Boucher

Joe Boucher

Neider & Boucher

Katie Boyce

Katie Boyce

President, Katie Boyce Co.

Louis Condon

Louis Condon

Program Director, gener8tor

Andrea Cooper

Andrea Cooper

COO & Cofounder, Flourish Consulting

George Cullen

George Cullen

Project Manager, JP Cullen

Bill Dougan

Bill Dougan

Professor, UW Whitewater

Aaron Hagar

Aaron Hagar

VP, Division of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, WEDC

Wade Hanna

Wade Hanna

Vice President Treasury Management, First Business Bank

Melissa Herriges

Melissa Herriges

Supervisor of Workforce Case Management, Urban League of Greater Madison

Cedric Johnson

Cedric Johnson

Director of Development & Communications, Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc.

Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson

CEO, BIOforward

Rachel Larrivee

Rachel Larrivee

President, Props Unlimited

Kevin Little

Kevin Little

Vice President, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce

Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell

Publisher, ConversActions, LLC

Marcus Parton

Marcus Parton

Director of Business Analytics, Exact Sciences

Doug Rhoten

Doug Rhoten

Senior Software Engineer, JAMF Software

John Stampen

John Stampen

Director of Marketing, WMEP

Matthew Younkle

Matthew Younkle

Co-Founder and CEO, Murfie.com

2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Wisconsin Memorial Union
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706

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