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.

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Lucas Frisbie

StartingBlock Madison
Startup Team Strategist
A bit of a mixed bag when it comes to my career which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I learned the true meaning of attention to detail and customer service while serving as a Food & Beverage Manager at one of the top hotels & restaurants in Chicago (Park Hyatt). Then I got the opportunity to follow a true passion and worked in sports radio for ESPN1000 as a Producer for the afternoon show. Life has a funny way of throwing you a curveball and I ended up spending the last 8 years of my career helping Fortune 500 and leading advertising agencies grow and scale their teams with a focus in creative technology.

After over a decade in Chicago I decided to take my talents north of the border and moved to Madison, WI. where I am the StartUp Team Strategist for StartingBlock Madison. StartingBlock is a 50,000+sf entrepreneurial hub that will be a place for entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and community members to connect, share innovative ideas and create next-generation businesses. I'm fortunate enough to be able to partner with these startups & entrepreneurs to advise them on hiring/talent acquisition strategies, best practices and to educate them on the Madison market.

So if you're an entrepreneur or a startup company who has questions about your next hire, where to go for resources or just general questions on the market here in Madison please do not hesitate to reach out to me at lucas@startingblockmadison.org.