Upcoming tech events

From: Ben S.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:07 PM

Dear Members,

Lots of stuff coming up.

2014 Madison Startup Fair (Last chance to signup!) Wednesday, February 5th @ Noon-4pm - The Madison Startup Fair is back! Organized by CE, the goal of the event is to better connect UW students to startups. It's part career fair, part startup showcase. It's FREE for startups and will be held in the lobby of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID) building. It's "career fair" style and you'll get a table at the event. Last year we had over 150 students attend, and it's a great way to get exposure on campus.
Reserve your table ASAP (Limited spots remain): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AtlQyQHc7V-kUIxeajCt8mqa6rlBY4Mcgf9Vj5pGW_Q/viewform
Spread the word about the Startup Fair here: http://2014madisonstartupfair.splashthat.com/

Doyenne Retreat Weekend of February 7-9th
The Doyenne Retreat is a weekend-long, strategic planning workshop for women-led startups. The Retreat is a opportunity for you and your team to escape the day-to-day routine and focus on developing your next strategic move. There will be intense feedback and guidance from mentors and peers who are experiencing similar challenges.

Apply ASAP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kybBowwPgnNGng-qF1nf9vCdIEoXehRA1m_ft1V-4Dc/viewform

Techstars in Milwaukee Event
Wednesday, February 12th - FREE bus from Madison!Join CE and FTF on a (coach) bus trip to Milwaukee to spend an evening learning about Techstars’ Chicago program, presented by StartupMilwaukee and Golden Angels Investors.
This free event will feature prominent entrepreneurs Sam Yagan (CEO of match.com and co-founder of OkCupid) and Troy Henikoff (co-founder of Techstars Chicago and SurePayroll). Also sharing their experiences, will be the co-founders of a startup that recently participated in a Techstars accelerator program.
Reserve your spot here: http://startupmke.org/techstarsbus/

Ignite MadisonWednesday, February 12 @ 8pm
Join your fellow Madisonians at the High Noon Saloon for the second installment of Ignite Madison: Crafted by Hand. At this Ignite, we’ll learn from 10 people who are using their creative talents in unique ways to craft or engineer items from scratch. This includes a metal-smith jeweler, painter, clothing designer, baker, some very unique engineers and more!

The night will include a DJ, plenty of time to socialize and grab a drink, and a heavy dose of creativity!  All ticket and sponsorship proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
To learn more or purchase tickets visit: http://ignitemadison.org/

Madworks Crypto-Currency Hackathon Saturday, February 15 @ 8am-9pmWhether you're you a diehard Bitcoin fan who's been mining for years or someone who just heard about Dogecoin and thought it was hilarious, you should come out to Madworks on Feb. 15 for a Saturday filled with learning about and hacking on cryptocurrencies. Entry to the 12-hour hackathon is $5 (or[masked] BTC) and includes 3 meals, some Dogecoin to get you started, and a chance to win a Bitcoin - currently valued around $850!
For more info and to signup go here: http://www.madworkscoworking.org/hackathon.html

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