Join Login

Photo by Richard Hurd

Chamber Events Calendar

Grow your network effect

Chance, opportunity and prosperity favor the connected. Through our events, programs and resources, the Chamber is providing value to our members as a connector to ideas, people and business.



Pressure Chamber 2024

  • Share:
Name: Pressure Chamber 2024
Date: August 20, 2024
Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Pressure Chamber returns for its 11th year as emerging companies pitch for the coveted "golden suitcase" and a reserved spot in the Chamber's exclusive Greater Madison startup meetings with top Silicon Valley investment firms this fall.

Participating companies will present in front of a panel of national investors and a live audience, with the winning company chosen based on a combination of judges' scoring and audience votes.

The full application can be accessed here

Pressure Chamber is open to any industry, as long as the company meets the following requirements:

  • Must be a member of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce (startup memberships available) or support another local entrepreneurial partner organization
  • Must be located in Greater Madison or plan to relocate to Greater Madison by August 20, 2024
  • Must have raised at least $25,000 (excluding personal investment by company founders)
  • Application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2024

Event Details:
Chamber Members and Forward Fest pass holders: Free
Non-members: $25

Presenting Sponsor:

Supported by:
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and the UW Office of Business Engagement, American Family Ventures, Baird Capital, 4490 Ventures, HealthX Ventures, Rock River Capital Partners

Reception Sponsor:

Community Sponsors:

Johnson Financial Group
JP Cullen
The Gialamas Company

Majestic Theatre
115 King Street
Madison, WI 53703
Date/Time Information:
3-4:30 p.m. - Live Pitches & Voting
4:30-6 p.m. - Reception
Contact Information:
Alanna Thiede, Managing Director of Engagement
Free for Chamber Members and Forward Fest pass holders
$25 for Non-Members
Set a Reminder:
Enter your email address below to receive a reminder message.