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Short articles on Wisconsin entrepreneurs succeeding against the odds
Investing in the News:
April 15, 2014
John “Jack” Lynch Jr., chief executive officer of Renaissance Learning, a
Wisconsin-based online education company recently purchased for $1.1 billion,
will speak June 3 at the 12th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’
Conference in Madison.
April 11, 2014
Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of additive manufacturing solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement
to acquire certain assets of Wisconsin-based
April 11, 2014
The increasingly dynamic nature of the economy means
that while workers themselves may be living longer, companies are not.
April 11, 2014
Wisconsin continues to rank among the worst-performing states as measured by its rate of entrepreneurial activity and the size of its decline in entrepreneurial activity over the last decade, according to a report by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
April 10, 2014
Read coverage of the April 7 Wisconsin Tech Summit, held at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha.
April 4, 2014
Small businesses account for 65 percent of net, new
private-sector jobs, according to federal figures, and businesses between one
and 10 years old create 40 percent of all jobs. The Ewing Marion Kauffman
Foundation in Kansas City, Mo., which follows entrepreneurship nationally, has
also attributed most net new jobs to young companies. It’s why the debate over company creation in Wisconsin will
command attention as the election year gathers steam.
April 4, 2014
Stratasys Ltd., a Rehovot, Israel, maker of 3D printers with a large presence in Minneapolis, said Friday it has agreed to buy certain assets of Interfacial Solutions LLC, a privately held company near River Falls that provides research and development and production services to the plastics industry.
April 3, 2014
BizStarts Milwaukee, a nonprofit that helps companies grow, unveiled a new headquarters and an expansion of its services Wednesday at a reception for business and political leaders.
The new offices are in Schlitz Park in downtown Milwaukee. The expanded services, called BizForge, are organized around three areas: academic; money, management and operations; and deals. They are being offered to a wider range of entrepreneurs and companies beyond those with the potential for the most rapid growth, said Dan Steininger, BizStarts' president.
April 1, 2014
In the closing day of its spring session, the Wisconsin Senate voted, 33-0, to approve a bill which establishes a system that would allow the UW System to pursue classified research contracts and grants. The bill was passed, 99-0, last month by the Wisconsin Assembly and now goes to Gov. Scott Walker for his approval.
March 28, 2014
On the latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show,” Liz Schrum speaks with John Biondi about
the new "Discovery to Product" initiative at UW-Madison; Tom Still
discusses numerous ways to draw a younger population to Wisconsin; and the
WisBusiness.com Stock Report for late March 2014 includes the Manitowoc Co. and
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
ACA statement on federal crowd funding legislation issued on Dec. 2, 2011.
Angel Capital Association public policy update on federal JOBS Act legislation issued on March 27, 2012.