The headline tech conference of the Forward Festival, the Forward Technology Conference (FTC) is geared toward startup founders, tech geeks, and those wanting to build successful technology companies. Whether you’re thinking about launching a startup business or you’re an experienced entrepreneur, you’ll find this conference relevant and insightful.

Tuesday, August 21 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Women Becoming Investors

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During this presentation you'll hear from local women leaders to learn about how women can leverage their dollars to become investors in startup companies. Women have more personal wealth than ever before in history, yet we aren't investing our dollars like our male counter parts are. Learn investor lingo, what it takes to become an investor, and how you can start putting your money to work to benefit startups and entrepreneurs in Wisconsin.

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Heather Wentler

Co-Founder, Doyenne Group Inc
Heather Wentler believes all women and girls are strong, independent individuals capable of success. Professional trained as an educator, Heather pivoted into entrepreneurship as the Co-founder & Executive Director of Doyenne and the Founder of Fractal. She serves on various organizing... Read More →

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Amy Gannon

Co-founder & Director of Entrepreneur Development, Doyenne
With more than 10 years experience working with startup businesses, Dr. Gannon has expertise moving entrepreneurs through the idea validation, launch and growth stages. She designs, plans and facilitates developmental opportunities for entrepreneurs, including: 2-day strategic planning... Read More →
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Dana Guthrie

Dana has over a decade of experience in the building automation, facility management, and energy conservation industries. She also has an extensive background in engineering, sales, operations, entrepreneurship, and investing.
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Nhi Le

Director, gBETA Madison @ gener8tor
Nhi is the gBETA Madison director and is currently completing her PhD in stem cell research at UW-Madison. She received her BS degrees in Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Nhi was born in Vietnam and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the... Read More →

Tuesday August 21, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Old Madison (3rd Floor)