Meeting on startup funding features UW–Madison Internet Hall of Famer

Nov. 5, 2012

by David Tenenbaum

Larry Landweber, a University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science professor who was one of 31 inaugural members of the Internet Society's global hall of fame, will speak Nov. 13 at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison.

Photo: Larry Landweber

Landweber

The conference, sponsored by the Wisconsin Technology Council, gives selected companies the opportunity to make presentations and meet with investors, and will feature a strong UW-Madison presence. A panel on collaboration between academic and industry partners will feature Daniel Olszewski of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship and Thomas Grist, professor of radiology at the School of Medicine and Public Health.

Some of the companies with UW-Madison connections are concerned with detecting markers for disease, treating swallowing disorders or cystic fibrosis, and making electric motors without scarce, expensive metals.

Representatives of more than 40 companies are scheduled to speak to potential investors at the two-day event, says Tom Still, director of the technology council.

Gregory Milman, who recently retired as head of the $100 million small business program at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will discuss how academic investigators and small businesses can obtain federal funding. Milman may be available for one-to-one meetings with campus researchers, says Still.

The symposium will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 and Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Monona Terrace. Registration fees apply. More information can be found here.