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.
Led by a steering committee of business, community and entrepreneurial leaders, the inaugural WIA ceremony took place on August 26, 2014 in Madison as part of the Forward Technology Festival. The award ceremony was sponsored by American Family Insurance and Baker Tilly.
Future WIA ceremonies will rotate throughout the State.
: a new idea, device, or method
Nominations closed July 15, 2014
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Awards were presented August 26 at the Forward Technology Festival
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Neider & Boucher
Entrepreneurship & Innovation, WEDC
American Family Insurance
Co-Founder and CEO
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
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NEW BUSINESS AWARDS PROGRAM SEEKS NOMINATIONS
(Wisconsin State Journal) - July 9, 2014 - Nominations are due Tuesday for the first Wisconsin Innovation Awards.
The new program is aimed at celebrating innovative programs, products and services at businesses of all ages and types, throughout Wisconsin, spokeswoman Molly Walsh said. Prizes have not yet been announced.
Winners will be named in ceremonies on Aug. 26, as part of the Forward Technology Festival at the UW Memorial Union, 900 Langdon St. Keynote speaker for the event will be Nolan Bushnell, founder of the Atari video game company and the Chuck E. Cheese pizza chain.
While the business being nominated can be either new or long-standing, the innovation must have been put into use in the past year, Walsh said.
More information is available at: www.wisconsininnovationawards.com
Read the article on the Wisconsin State Journal site HERE
WISCONSIN INNOVATION AWARDS ANNOUNCED
(MADISON, WI) - March 20, 2014 - Presenting sponsor, American Family and supporting sponsors, Neider & Boucher and First Business are proud to announce that the first Wisconsin Innovation Awards will be hosted on August 26 at the Wisconsin Union Theater.
We are now accepting nominations for innovative products / services. Please visit www.wisconsininnovationawards.com to nominate a deserving innovation. A steering committee of business, community and entrepreneurial leaders will announce the winner at the August 26 WIA ceremony.
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.
WISCONSIN INNOVATION AWARDS
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PREVIOUS EVENT LOCATIONS
The first Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ceremony was held on August 26, 2014
at the Madison Memorial Union
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SPONSORING WISCONSIN INNOVATION
This event was originated by Matt Younkle & Joe Boucher of Neider & Boucher, with funding and support from American Family Insurance, Baker Tilly, Exact Sciences, First Business Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Neider & Boucher and Nordic.
WIA EVENT DETAILS
The first Wisconsin Innovation Awards ceremony was held
August 26, 2014 at the Madison Memorial Union
800 Langdon St. Madison WI 53706
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