Author: WTN News

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. today announced that it has invested a total of $1 million in five additional companies, Dairyvative Technologies LLC, Shine Medical Technologies Inc., Fetch Rewards Inc., Medical Companion LLC (doing business as mPirik), and Keystone Insights Inc. (doing business as Project Foundry)....

Thinkful, the online continuing education services company for programmers and developers, has raised $4.25 million in a new round of funding as it looks to expand its portfolio of education offerings. “We’ve found a away to get a lot of professional engineers excited about helping people...

The Apollo Education Group, parent organization of the University of Phoenix, wanted to modernize its IT operations to support larger-scale online education. As the producer of a pioneer system for working adults, Apollo needed to take greater advantage of digital outreach, or "distance education."...

When I hike a mountain with many paths, I need a map, signposts, or, even better, a guide. Surrounded by too many choices, many leading in the wrong direction, I easily get lost. I need what my talented friend Cricket Redman of Cricket Design...

Wayne Fromm spent roughly a decade hustling to get his camera monopod off the ground. But, the inventor says, he “met resistance.” People just didn’t get the concept of using an extendible pole to shoot photos of themselves. They do now. Last holiday season, shoppers scooped...

A tech start-up called DotCloud was on its last legs in 2012. Now called Docker, its software has been downloaded 70 million times. “It’s exhilarating and it’s frightening,” said Benjamin Golub, Docker’s chief executive. “We are absolutely punching way above our weight class.” Docker is at the...

It's hard to find someone who cares more about the economic vibrancy of the Milwaukee area than Tom Schuster, a seasoned corporate executive and turnaround expert who is now the managing general partner for the Wisconsin Super Angel Fund. That doesn't mean Schuster is above expressing...

One school of thought suggests that interoperability between electronic health records systems is not a technological problem, rather it’s a business model and political matter. Regardless, it remains a monster problem that many parties are working to solve, from high-powered policymakers to high-tech entrepreneurs....