Ask FBI special agent Byron Franz how to fight job loss and lack of competitiveness, and he’s got an immediate answer: improve cybersecurity.
Wisconsin has a rich landscape of targets for cyber criminals, including defense contractors, makers of high-tech industrial equipment and others, said Franz, who is strategic partnership coordinator for the FBI’s Milwaukee division.
Redox Inc., a Madison health care software development tool-maker, has raised $3.5 million in a funding round led by .406 Ventures LLC, a Boston venture capital firm.
The picture in The Washington Post — a worried Green Bay Packers fan, game-ready with cheesehead and green- and gold-striped face — summed up the disappointing news.
So did the headline: “Wisconsin ranked dead last in start-up activity.”
In a year when new company formation rose nationally, Wisconsin dropped from 45th place to the bottom, according to the Kauffman Foundation’s annual Index on Start-up Activity released in early June.
While most college students apply for jobs as they near graduation, some at the Milwaukee School of Engineering decided to create their own. Keenen Nemetz and Tyler Hackbarth, both 22 and MSOE graduates, began planning what ultimately became Searium Solutions, a new company that specializes in creating software for start-ups, when they were freshmen.
A prototype for what could become the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle is being launched next week for Harley enthusiasts to test ride and give the company their feedback, Harley said Thursday. It’s a process that will take months, or even years, and there’s no guarantee Harley-Davidson will ever build an electric bike for mass production.
The path from scientific discovery to commercial enterprise is often long, usually challenging and, occasionally, strewn with doughnut crumbs.
Or so it has been for the Madison team behind Isomark LLC, a nearly 9-year-old venture built on an intriguing idea — that the very breath we exhale can signal early warning of life-threatening infections.
Confronted with teaching a first-ever class on social media analytics, Marquette University instructor Tim Cigelske realized he should start with what really counts: something to measure.
The result is seven crowdfunding campaigns that have raised more than $20,000 to support some of the school’s technology and education initiatives.
A thin piece of silicon that serves as the brain of the latest high-end iPhones and iPads is at the heart of a lawsuit the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has filed against Apple Inc.
At issue is whether Apple’s A7 processor — used in the iPhone 5S, the iPad Air and the iPad mini with Retina display — incorporates technology patented by Gurindar Sohi and three other University of Wisconsin-Madison professors in 1998.
When Rebecca Blank arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Madison last summer, she became chancellor of one of the largest academic research universities in the world, but one that has an uneven track record for commercializing that work.
UW-Madison had nearly $1.2 billion in research spending yet launched only four start-ups in 2012, according to the Association of University Technology Managers. Blank wants to improve that performance and has a great opportunity in front of her.
Virent Inc. of Madison was selected as a finalist for an energy innovation award that will be presented this week in Washington, D.C.
The Madison bioenergy technology developer was one of three firms chosen from a pool of six to be considered for the $125,000 prize being awarded by Securing America’s Future Energy, an advocacy organization.
Organizers of a planned $30 million Wisconsin-focused venture capital fund said Wednesday that they are in discussions with potential portfolio managers and hope to begin making investments early next year.
4490 Ventures will invest in early-stage information technology companies, mostly in Wisconsin. It is being organized by the State of Wisconsin Investment Board and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.
Amazon.com Inc.’s distribution center planned for Kenosha, and its 1,100 full-time jobs, will carry an impact that resonates well beyond that city, local officials said Monday.
The facility, with just over 1 million square feet, will likely draw employees, including hundreds of seasonal workers, from other communities in southeastern Wisconsin, said Mayor Keith Bosman.
Only a few years ago, fighting global warming was a front burner topic among state policy makers.
But the issue has been largely ignored in Wisconsin since 2010 with the collapse of legislation that would have required a big shift to renewable power.
That’s unlikely to change any time soon — even though the topic will be revisited in a new report Friday.
The remarkable growth of Wisconsin’s Epic Systems Corp. over the last decade has spawned a whole new industry: Hundreds of consulting firms, paying average salaries well into six figures, have sprung up across the nation to help hospitals and other health care providers install and operate the Verona company’s electronic medical records systems.
Johnson Controls on Wednesday will unveil a production-ready version of a two-battery micro hybrid system that it says can boost a car’s fuel economy by 15%.
The micro hybrid is designed to give carmakers an alternative that’s less expensive than full-scale hybrids or electric vehicles to boost gas mileage and comply with global warming regulations in place around the world.
Alice.com, a Madison-area e-commerce retailer that received millions from early-stage investors, has filed for receivership, a state court proceeding similar to bankruptcy.
The firm’s website was disabled Tuesday afternoon and showed little more than a message reading, “For questions regarding previous orders, please contact email@example.com.”