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With a number of venture conferences this fall, including the upcoming MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum that is being held in Madison this year, several companies we are working with are preparing for investor presentations. This column covers a number of best practices for presenting...

Venture capital (VC) funds like to invest in disruptive change, but what they really love is the stable, change-resistant nature of their own business. That is about to change. "Bits of destruction" spare no one. (The term bits of destruction was coined by Fred Wilson,...

Wisconsin among the states awarded a grant by NTIA’s State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program to fund broadband mapping and planning activities. The program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will increase broadband access and adoption through better data collection and...

The University of Michigan was ranked the number one college in a recent survey based on measurements of social media mentions and Internet traffic according to an independent national analysis, topping Harvard University, previously ranked number one, and accompanying UW-Madison in the top 10....

Maybe you are a small Wisconsin business, a Wisconsin health care company, a state agency or even a university researcher and would like to glean some of the largess from the federal recovery act. Or, perhaps you have a timely project that could use funding...

Inventors seeking ways to move their product ideas forward toward commercialization found a wealth of information and resources at the eighth annual Wisconsin Innovation Service Center 2009 Ideas to Profits Conference. While five Inventors Showcase and Competition contestants received prizes of research services, prototype development and...

Stem cell researchers at the Gladstone Institute in San Francisco and Stanford Medical School have joined a new national consortium linking teams of scientists who normally work independently with other groups that seek to discover new therapies for varied human disorders. The government-funded venture will encourage...

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is considered one of the greatest corporate storytellers on the world stage. Jobs inspires intense loyalty and also scares the heck out of his people. But there is no question he has transformed the typical dull, plodding, technical presentation into a...

In a rare and exclusive interview, the man who transformed IBM speaks out on business analytics, cloud computing, and the emerging Smarter Planet. Technology waves roll in 10-to-15 year cycles, says IBM CEO Sam Palmisano, and two rising waves whose full global impact is imminent...

A joint venture partner of Johnson Controls' Building Efficiency business in Saudi Arabia, Al Salem Johnson Controls JV, was awarded an $87 million project to supply energy-efficient chillers at Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University. The university is being built in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After installation,...