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

Investing in the News:

CapTimes: Uber and Lyft sting is 'going to put fear into some people'

April 23, 2014

Whenever something like that is in the news I do think it has an impact on people,” said Candice Taylor, a representative from San Francisco-based Lyft. “I wouldn’t say that there hasn’t been any impact. And I think because of that there will be less Lyft vehicles if you open the app because right now that is going to put fear into some people.”

Taylor was speaking Tuesday on a panel with Nick Anderson, a representative from rideshare competitor Uber, Phil Anderson from Green Cab of Madison and downtown Madison Ald. Scott Resnick, who’s trying to hammer out an ordinance that will allow the rideshare services to operate legally. The event was sponsored by the Wisconsin Technology Council.

WKOW: Cab companies, rideshare apps and city discuss ongoing dispute

April 23, 2014

The controversial topic was discussed during an open forum Tuesday afternoon organized by the Wisconsin Innovation Network. Local business leaders and entrepreneurs wanted to know more about the two companies coming to town and the companies hoped to clear the air about the recent controversy.

Inside Wis: Why ride-sharing apps frustrate government reach

April 22, 2014

In a city that prides itself on being among the nation’s most “techie,” there has been a decidedly un-techie reaction to the arrival of two ride-sharing companies that have challenged the status quo of traditional taxi services.

Journal Sentinel: Finalists in the Biz Plan Contest include some familiar names

April 22, 2014

Tech start-ups may be drawing heaps of attention lately but the top two dozen companies still in the running in the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Competition represent a wide variety of industries, from Pan Genome Systems’ vaccines for dairy cows to Little Green Pencil’s system for scoring golf outings.

Still in Journal Sentinel: Wis. Center for Dairy Research aims to foster innovation

April 22, 2014

Fostering innovation is the goal of a new project within the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research, one of the world's leading centers for discovery within an industry that has become international in every way.

State Journal: Fourteen Madison area companies advance in BPC

April 18, 2014

Twenty-four companies — including 14 from the Madison area — have made the second cut and are moving forward as finalists in the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

UW-Milwaukee student entrepreneurs win Wisconsin Big Idea

April 17, 2014

UW-Milwaukee student entrepreneurs placed first in UW-Extension’s inaugural Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament and will represent the state at the International Business Model Competition.

Latest 'WisBusiness: The Show' features Robert Hopton of Idle Free Systems

April 17, 2014

On the latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show,” Liz Schrum speaks with Idle Free Systems chief executive officer Robert Hopton about his company's work to eliminate extended idling by trucks and buses; Tom Still discusses start-ups and scale-ups in Wisconsin; and the WisBusiness.com Stock Report covers Exact Sciences and the state's jobs picture.

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.

State Journal: Sniffing out infections with Isomark's Canary breath analyzer

April 16, 2014

What if a doctor could tell you have an infection even before any symptoms appear? That’s the idea behind Isomark’s Canary breath analyzer. The technology, based on UW-Madison research and licensed from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, has just come through its proof of concept test, conducted at UW Hospital, said Joe Kremer, CEO of the Madison company.

Nordic Consulting to sponsor complimentary wi-fi at the Dane County Airport

April 16, 2014

Beginning April 15, 2014, Nordic Consulting will begin a three-year sponsorship of the complimentary wireless Internet access at the Dane County Regional Airport.

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.