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Wisconsin early stage investing success stories:
Short articles on Wisconsin entrepreneurs succeeding against the odds

Investing in the News:

WisBiz: Device to restore balance for stroke victims is getting on its feet

May 29, 2015

KIINCE (pronounced KEAN-say) is a start-up company developing equipment specifically to rehabilitate a person’s sense of balance. The ideas and patented technology of KIINCE have advanced to the final round of the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, which will conclude June 2-3 at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison.

WisBusiness features 2015 BPC semi-finalists

May 29, 2015

WisBusiness.com is featuring a number of stories written by students in the UW-Madison Dept. of Life Sciences Communications.

JSOnline: Madison software developer Cellara raises funds

May 29, 2015

Cellara LLC, a Madison company that is developing software for stem cell researchers, has raised $470,000 from 14 investors, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Inside Wis: Stories from Jendusa, Berbee can help inspire next generation ‘treps

May 29, 2015

Jerry Jendusa’s newest venture is called STUCK, but the veteran entrepreneur, business advisor and community leader seems anything but mired in the muck of under-achievement.

Latest 'WisBiz: The Show' features Mike Splinter of Applied Materials

May 29, 2015

This episode of “WisBusiness: The Show” features an interview with Mike Splinter, the chairman of semiconductor company Applied Materials, about Wisconsin's startup environment and the UW System's impact on the state economy. Also, Tom Still discusses the history of economic development agencies in Wisconsin, and Liz Schrum presents this week's Tech Metrics.

Count ‘em! Top 10 reasons to attend next week’s Entrepreneurs’ Conference

May 28, 2015

With registration numbers running high, hundreds of people are set to attend the 13th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference. Here are 10 reasons to join them Tuesday and Wednesday at Madison’s Alliant Energy Center for one of the Midwest’s premier events for entrepreneurs.

La Crosse middle school student wins annual ‘Wisconsin YES!’ contest

May 27, 2015

Elizabeth Hlavacka, an 8th grader at Aquinas Middle School in La Crosse, is the grand prize winner in Wisconsin YES!, a statewide youth business plan contest for students in middle and high school.  

State Journal: Final presenters chosen for Governor's Business Plan Contest

May 27, 2015

Nearly three-fourths of the young companies chosen for the final round of the Governor's Business Plan contest are from the Madison area.

State Journal: Health tech leaders tout Madison

May 26, 2015

The Madison area has nearly everything it takes to become a national health technology hub, but there are still some missing pieces, speakers told the Wisconsin Innovation Network luncheon in Madison last week.

‘Diligent Dozen’ selected to present live June 2 at Entrepreneurs’ Conference

May 26, 2015

Finalists representing diverse tech-based sectors in Wisconsin’s startup economy will present live to judges in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest during the 13th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison.

ACA statement on crowd funding legislation

ACA statement on federal crowd funding legislation issued on Dec. 2, 2011.

 

ACA Policy Flash on JOBS Act

Angel Capital Association public policy update on federal JOBS Act legislation issued on March 27, 2012.