neXXpo 2018

neXXpo 2018


neXXpo 2018

Want to experience what’s next for Greater Madison’s economy? Join us for neXXpo 2018 on Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Overture Center!

For attendees, you can help yourself to appetizers and drinks as you “nextwork” with a diverse crowd of entrepreneurs, small businesses and enterprise all in one location. For businesses, you can support these innovative companies by becoming a sponsor, or you can be an exhibitor and show what’s next for your industry, business, product or service.

For only $10 ($30 for non-members), you will gain access to both events below – and for members, your first drink is on us!

2:30 p.m. – Pressure Chamber
Pressure Chamber returns for its fifth year as emerging companies again compete for the coveted “golden suitcase,” as well as a spot on the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s exclusive Madison-area startup delegation to San Francisco this October for meetings with top Silicon Valley investment firms.

4:00 p.m. – neXXpo
Check out creative, cutting-edge businesses at our “innovation hubs” and cast your vote for one business at each hub for the third annual Most Innovative Company (MIC) award. The finalists will be announced at neXXpo, with the MIC being awarded to the champion later this year at our special nex7 Stage event.

neXXpo and Pressure Chamber return this year as part of The Forward Festival. For more information on Forward Fest and related events, click here.


For information about logistics for the event
Contact: Kristin Gasser - or 608-443-1954

For more information about Sponsorships or Exhibiting 
Contact: Helen Stewart - or 608-443-1950

For more information about Pressure Chamber
Contact: Kevin Little – or 608-443-1949

Cost to Attend:

$10 and drink ticket for members
$30 for non-members

NOTE: Attendance at Pressure Chamber also comes with a complimentary drink ticket!

For more information about booth prices please contact:
Helen Stewart at or 608-443-1950.

Pressure Chamber:

The 2018 Pressure Chamber finalists are:

  • AmebaGone – Harnesses the power of the soil microbiome to develop safe, sustainable solutions to treat plant disease.
  • Breathe For Change – Co-creates the global education system of the future in which all students and teachers unleash the potential of their mind, body and spirit, with trainings that certify educators as experts in wellness and social-emotional learning and a platform that empowers teachers to transform their lives, relationships and communities.
  • DataChat – Democratizes data analytics by allowing users to glean insights from data by simply holding a conversation with a chatbot in plain English and enabling business users to “drive” through data using a (patented) conversational approach, discovering patterns they couldn’t have before and in a timely fashion.
  • GymDandy – Helps parks, schools and sport complexes sell, schedule and manage their athletic space online, making booking a gym, field, diamond, rink or court as easy as booking a hotel room.
  • LÜM – A social music discovery application that focuses exclusively on the growth of emerging artists and gamifies music streaming for the next generation of fans and musicians.

For more information about Pressure Chamber
Contact: Kevin Little – or 608-443-1949

Pressure Chamber:


For more information about Sponsorships
Contact: Helen Stewart – or 608-443-1950

Be a neXXpo Hub Sponsor = $3,500

  • Support growth sectors
  • Connect your brand to innovation
  • Receive great media exposure
  • Win the AMP Award
  • Sustain four+ months of exposure
  • Impress 500+ Attendees at neXXpo and 120+ at nex7 Stage event

Other Sponsorships available

  • Audience Vote sponsor = $1,500
  • Innovation Award Sponsor = $2,500
  • Stage Sponsor = $1,500
  • PowerUp Sponsor = $2,000
  • WiFi Sponsor = $1,500

What Others Have Said

  • Kudos to the Chamber and the Small Business Advisory Council for the creation of the Road Construction Survival Guide. It connects the affected businesses with the city departments and the construction company in charge. The regular meetings and contact with the correct people makes a huge difference in coping.

    Teena Browder, Cork ‘n Bottle
  • My small business has a voice in local politics with the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, I have a voice here. We’re all business people and we look at the bottom line. The return on investment from my Chamber membership and the advocacy it provides is far above what I get from other organizations.

    Tim Lightner, Owner, Two Men and a Truck
  • The Chamber has worked tirelessly to promote the interests of the local business community, and to create and preserve the conditions that allow businesses to thrive, for the good of the entire community. I can think of no organization that is better equipped to guide us through this time than the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, and we all owe it our full support, to our mutual benefit.

    David Stark, President, Stark Company Realtors
  • The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce has been an excellent resource for my small business. The Chamber provides multiple channels for business awareness, networking opportunities and helpful educational programs. Being a member of the Chamber has really made a difference in helping expand my business visibility, growth and development in Dane County.

    John Vardallas, CAE, Founder/CEO, The American BoomeR Consulting Group