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Wisconsin early stage investing success stories:
Short articles on Wisconsin entrepreneurs succeeding against the odds
Investing in the News:
July 7, 2015
The July 14 meeting of the Wisconsin Technology
Council’s board of directors in Minocqua will includes presentations by the
Northwoods Angels and the Lac du Flambeau Business Development Corp., as well
as discussions on rural health, the outcome of state budget deliberations and
Wisconsin’s “non-compete” employment laws.
July 4, 2015
Those three leading states (Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota) in the Kauffman study are not exactly models relevant for Wisconsin's aspirations. Not only do they have a dearth of venture capital, they also lack growth companies; that is, the statistically strong relationship between start-ups and mid-market companies is consistently negative.
July 1, 2015
Shelhart was among the experts who spoke June 29 at the first Data
Privacy and Security Summit in Waukesha, where more than 100 people heard about
the risks of data breaches – and how to better protect themselves and their
June 29, 2015
Paul Marifke maneuvered the Milwaukee VA Hospital's newest janitorial staff member into a room, pushed a button, walked outside and shut the door.
June 26, 2015
startup climate: A prime example of why business rankings can depend on
what’s being measured – and how – comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics. The agency’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages noted that
Wisconsin stood 35th among the 50 states in jobs created between
2010 and 2014, a relatively lackluster standing.
June 25, 2015
Startups in Batch 3 that have the potential to commercialize their technology will receive up to $50,000 in investments, subsidized space in the Global Water Center, training from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Institute for Water Business, and mentorship from area water technology experts.
June 25, 2015
Madison-based start-up, bluDiagnostics, is looking to change the way women check their fertility. Their device, the Fertility Finder, is gaining momentum, having recently won the 12th annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest.
June 24, 2015
Kevin Conroy, CEO of Madison’s fast-growing Exact Sciences cancer diagnostic company, said Tuesday that Wisconsin could use Switzerland as a role model to grow its biotech companies, increase innovation and fuel economic development.
June 24, 2015
The StartingBlock concept has been under discussion for about two and a half years. It will occupy about 50,000 square feet of space and serve as home to the Sector67 maker space, gener8tor business accelerator, Capital Entrepreneurs mentor group, and presumably, a flock of young businesses looking to take advantage of the array of resources.
June 24, 2015
The Water Council’s year-long accelerator—dubbed “Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Wisconsin,” or the BREW—offers participating companies up to $50,000, an office in the council’s Global Water Center near downtown, and access to mentors and business training.
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.