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

Investing in the News:

Journal Sentinel: Badger Fund of Funds to invest across state

July 21, 2014

Along with making money and creating jobs, Ken Johnson wants to develop a new generation of venture fund managers, and he believes that the strategy of making modest investments in many small companies can succeed.

Third Wisconsin Wireless Forum to be held Thursday in Pewaukee

July 21, 2014
Industry experts will highlight why mobile broadband coverage is essential to business growth and society Thursday during the third Wisconsin Wireless Forum, to be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Workforce Development Center, 892 Main St., Pewaukee, on the southeast corner of the Waukesha County Technical College campus in Pewaukee. 

Latest 'WisBusiness: The Show' features Mark Reinstra of Silicon Valley's WSGR

July 17, 2014

On the latest episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," Liz Schrum speaks with Mark Reinstra, a partner at the Silicon Valley law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; Tom Still discusses information technology in Wisconsin; and the WisBusiness.com Stock Report for mid-July 2014 covers new business survival and ride share services.

The biweekly show, produced by Tweedee Productions for the Wisconsin Technology Council and WisBusiness.com, as well as archives of past shows. The show is sponsored by Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Madison Gas & Electric and UW-Milwaukee

WisBusiness: NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes breaks ground for Beloit facility

July 17, 2014

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC broke ground today for a new 50,000-square-foot facility at 1800 Gateway Blvd. in Beloit, Wis. When completed in late 2014, the facility will house the company’s headquarters and activities related to the production of the medical radioisotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). The facility is being constructed by Corporate Contractors Inc. of Beloit.

Olver to lead University Research Park

July 17, 2014

Aaron Olver, a former secretary of the state Department of Commerce and head of Madison’s economic development division, has been hired as managing director of University Research Park.

Journal Sentinel: Chicago investors flock to Madison start-ups

July 16, 2014

Riding high on big paydays from companies such as Braintree, Groupon and GrubHub, Chicago investors are looking outside the Midwest's biggest city for some of their next investments. One increasingly popular option: Madison's digital start-ups.

Continued growth of Epic Systems has attracted the attention of the news media

July 16, 2014

The continued growth of Epic Systems in Verona, a national leader in electronic health records, has attracted the attention of the news media. Here are stories from the Wisconsin State Journal and WKOW-TV in Madison.

URP: Morgridge Institute launches new focus area on metabolism

July 16, 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Morgridge Institute for Research has approved a new focus area in metabolism, a growing research field with enormous potential to treat or reverse a broad spectrum of human diseases.

WisBusiness: Best-ever efficiency points to clean, green gas-diesel engine

July 16, 2014

New engine technologies are frequently developed in one-cylinder engines like this one in the basement of a University of Wisconsin-Madison lab. And after being doctored by a group led by Rolf Reitz, a professor of mechanical engineering at UW-Madison, this is the most efficient diesel in the engine-research world.

WisBusiness: Professor’s science kit among top 100 technology products

July 16, 2014

A science kit to help students learn about nanotechnology has been selected as one of the top 100 technology products added to the market place for 2013. NanoFab Lab…in a Box!™ was developed by Mike Zach, associate professor of chemistry at UW-Stevens Point, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois.

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.