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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Susie Younkle

Merlin Mentors
Program Director
Susie Younkle is Program Director for MERLIN Mentors, sponsored by University Research Park. In this role, she coordinates the organization’s 100+ volunteer mentors and dozens of active teams that assist entrepreneurs. Susie also enjoys helping start and grow businesses, with a particular focus on the financial aspects of start-ups. She currently manages accounting for a few Madison-area small businesses. Susie is passionate about volunteering in the community and she serves in board and leadership roles with a number of non-profit organizations, including Madison Public Library Foundation, Wisconsin Union Association, and Junior League of Madison. She is a graduate of the Wisconsin School of Business with a degree in Finance.