20 entrepreneurs

20 tables and rotate

every 15 minutes to a new table

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery United States Madison
August 22, 2018
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The 2018 Badger Startup Summit is Aug. 22

2018 Keynote Gregg Fergus

Democratizing Healthcare with Innovative Hardware, AI and the virtuous circle.

Our 2018 keynoter is Gregg Fergus, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of 4Catalyzer, a Guilford, Connecticut-based startup accelerator dedicated to democratizing healthcare and maximizing societal impact. 4Catalyzer provides funding, support and mentoring.  4Catalyzer has raised over $450 million for four of its healthcare startup companies. In addition to management, his responsibilities include hiring the technical and commercial teams and serving on the Board of Directors of each startup.

Gregg graduated with a B.S. in Bacteriology from UW-Madison and is very active in the Madison community.  Gregg is a Co-founder and Board member at LUM- Live Undiscovered Music and a Catalyst at Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.

Gregg’s prior executive positions include President and Chief Operating Office at Ion Torrent, Executive-in-Residence
 at RW Baird/Baird Venture Partners, Chief Commercial Officer of Cellular Dynamics International and Senior Vice President of Sales and Global Operations at Affymetrix, Inc.

An event connecting Badger entrepreneurs* everywhere to share contacts, experiences and advice.

  • Meet Wisconsin entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated startup, growth and sustained operation
  • Make connections with Badger businesses that can help your company grow
  • Give a business pitch for feedback, or hear pitches from the next generation of Badger entrepreneurs
  • Build your virtual rolodex of contacts


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Speakers 14


Gregg Fergus

  • 4Catalyzer
  • Chief Executive Officer

Allen Dines

  • WISC Partners
  • Executive Advisor

Matt Younkle

  • Inventor with an eye for business

Kevin Barnett

  • Pyran
  • Co-Founder

Dennis Barnum

  • MERLIN Mentors, Pitch & rePlay Wrangler, Thalchemy

Michael Cromheecke

  • Steam Chain
  • CEO

Max Fergus

  • Live Undiscovered Music (LÜM)
  • CEO and co-founder

Susan LaBelle

  • Faculty Associate, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

Connie Lebakken

  • Stem Pharm
  • Co-founder and COO

Kathy Monetti

  • iMETx
  • Vice President Marketing and Co-Founder

Diana Pastrana

  • M&M Office Interiors and Lead Organizer
  • Workspace Consultant

Carlos Vera-Ciro

  • VEDA Data Solutions
  • Senior Data Scientist

Susie Younkle

  • MERLIN Mentors
  • Program Director

Tobias Zutz

  • Gregor Diagnostics
  • CEO and Founder



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