Wisconsin Innovation Awards Recap


By Monica Hickey, Magnet Board Member & Social Committee Chair

30 Finalists, 9 winners and One (1) former NFL Football player.

Such is a description of the entertainment at the 2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards! Through our local partnerships, Madison Magnet Members received a 50% discount to this exciting event.

There’s a certain ‘something’ that you can feel in the atmosphere when there is a room full of innovators. Regardless of sector, age, demographic or passion points this group represents the thinkers, movers, shakers and innovators of Wisconsin. As professionals, young or otherwise we were in awe to be considered a part of this amazing group and can’t wait to not only connect with these communities (Shout Out to GrocerKey who is our Featured Business for the March Happy Hour) as well as see Madison Magnet members on next year’s list!

Check out our Instagram Story for live coverage.


Agriculture: Midwestern BioAg (Magnet spoke with this group during the networking session, we’re excited to see how they are taking Madison to the next level!)

Biotech: Vibetech (The Magnet team sat next to them during the event! Anyone looking to work in the Biotech world should give them a call!)

Business to Consumer: Fix Development

Education: UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

Health: DotCom Therapy

Manufacturing: Wholetrees LLC

Nonprofit: Tri 4 Schools

Retail: Dynatrap  

Software: Zendesk! (Shout out to our Magnet members part of this org!)