Pressure Chamber Is Back!
The Chamber is now accepting applications for this year’s Pressure Chamber startup program, which returns Aug. 16 to kick off Forward Festival, an eight-day celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation in Madison.
In addition to receiving the coveted “golden suitcase,” the winning company will also receive a spot on the Chamber’s exclusive Madison-area startup delegation to San Francisco this October for meetings with top Silicon Valley investment firms.
Past Pressure Chamber winners have credited the initiative for helping their company close successful funding rounds. Additionally, Pressure Chamber has been recognized by both the International Economic Development Council and Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest Summit as an entrepreneurship and economic development best practice. Participating companies have included EatStreet, Propeller Health, Redox, Datica, Fetch Rewards, HealthMyne, Cardigan, AkitaBox, Moxe, DotCom Therapy, Fishidy, bluDiagnostics, POLCO and more.
For more information about Forward Fest, please visit http://www.forwardfest.org/
For additional questions, contact:
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce
Pressure Chamber is open to any industry, as long as the company meets the following requirements:
- Must be a member of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce or support entrepreneurial partner organizations Capital Entrepreneurs and/or Doyenne Group
- Must be located in Dane County or plan to locate to Dane County by Aug. 16, 2018
- Must have raised at least $25,000, excluding personal investment by company founders
- Application must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018
The full application can be accessed at bit.ly/Pressure2018
Pressure Chamber is presented by Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.
With support from the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, American Family Ventures, Baird Capital, 4490 Ventures, HealthX Ventures, Lindsay Stone & Briggs, Rock River Capital Partners and Wisconsin Investment Partners.