Pressure Chamber is returning for its 10th year!

Whether your company is currently raising or planning to raise investment capital in the future, Pressure Chamber is a valuable platform to tell your story and make new connections across the country.

Applicants go through a screening process that may include presentations with prominent Wisconsin investors. From there, a select number of companies will be chosen to pitch to a panel of out-of-state investors, business executives and a live audience on August 22 during Forward Fest. In addition to receiving the coveted golden suitcase, the winning company will also get a reserved spot in the Chamber’s exclusive Greater Madison startup meetings with top Silicon Valley investment firms this fall.

Pressure Chamber is presented by the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce and Michael Best, with support from the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and UW-Madison Office of Business Engagement, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Fetch Rewards, JP Cullen, AirDeck, American Family Ventures, Baird Capital, 4490 Ventures, HealthX Ventures, Rock River Capital Partners, and WVV Capital.

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 locate to Greater Madison by August 22, 2023
-Must have raised at least $25,000 (excluding personal investment by company founders)
-Application must be received by Friday, July 7, 2023

The application is largely open-ended and designed to be easy to complete.

The application can be found Here

For questions, contact Kevin Little at: [email protected]