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

Investing in the News:

Latest 'WisBiz: The Show' features Praveen Sinha of HealthMyne

November 24, 2014

This episode, filmed at the 2014 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, features an interview with Praveen Sinha, CEO and founder of HealthMyne, about his company and the investment climate in Wisconsin. Also, Tom Still discusses Wisconsin's brand in the upper Midwest in light of the recent Early Stage Symposium and the WisBusiness.com Stock Report covers the Milwaukee Bucks' arena and jobs.

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.   

A Thanksgiving prayer to the Great Techie in the Sky

November 22, 2014
By Tom Still

MADISON -- A techie’s Thanksgiving prayer to the Great CIO in the Sky: As we gather this Thanksgiving to share time with family, friends and food, let us count the blessings of our digital age… using zeros and ones only, of course.

State Journal: UW students win national contest; Wisconsin ranks 25th in tech index

November 21, 2014

A team of UW-Madison students and recent graduates who devised a new way to add colors to 3-D printing won the $12,500 top prize in the Collegiate Inventors Competition.

State Journal: Madison: No. 2 of all U.S. cities for young 'treps, NerdWallet says

November 19, 2014

Madison is the second-best city in the nation -- behind only Arlington, Virginia -- for young entrepreneurs to make their mark, according to NerdWallet.

JSOnline: Gener8tor raises $2.2 million fund to invest in start-ups

November 19, 2014

Gener8tor, which runs a start-up training program that operates in Milwaukee and Madison, has raised a $2.2 million fund, according to a filing with federal securities regulators.

Stemina Biomarker to Receive $2.3M for clinical study of children with autism

November 19, 2014

Stemina Biomarker Discovery, Inc. has announced a $2.3 million investment from the Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation to support its clinical study of biomarkers in the blood of children with autism spectrum disorders that can distinguish them from typically developing children.

Still in JSOnline: Collaboration among states key to jobs growth

November 17, 2014

It’s called the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, but the state’s oldest venture conference – launched in Madison 30 years ago – has taken on a decidedly Upper Midwest look.

Latest 'WisBiz: The Show' features Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Sorrell

November 17, 2014

This episode, filmed at the 2014 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, features an interview with Paula Sorrell from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Tom Still discussing the future of net neutrality and the free Internet. Also, the WisBusiness.com Stock Report features Epic Systems and frac sand mining.

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: State research institutions want to collaborate more, panelists say

November 14, 2014

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank doesn’t have much patience for talk about any academic rivalries between UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee.

“We have to get past this whole discussion about competition between these two cities,” she said during a panel discussion at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, held Wednesday and Thursday at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison.

JSOnline: Nordic Consulting founder Bakken to start venture capital fund

November 14, 2014

Mark Bakken, co-founder and chief executive of Nordic Consulting, one of the state's fastest-growing start-ups, said Wednesday he is stepping aside to start an early-stage venture capital fund.

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.