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Wisconsin may never be Silicon Valley when it comes to entrepreneurial churn, but it has the capacity to become less risk averse. That was one of several messages to come out of the ninth annual E-Business Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Conference....

In a surprise announcement, Elizabeth Donley, who has served as executive director of the WiCell Research Institute since early September, has announced her resignation. Since 1998, Donley served in a variety of capacities for WiCell and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, but left to pursue...

Among the presenters at the forthcoming E-Business Institute Conference will be Pip Coburn, founder of Coburn Ventures and perhaps the first analyst who saw the 2000 technology collapse coming. In a pre-conference interview with WTN News, the man who wrote the book on change, including...

The intersection of biotechnology and information technology is crossed by a number of Wisconsin companies, particularly those immersed in genomics, but the combination is more customer centric than glamorous. And, as venture capitalists and executives alike will concede, such multi-disciplinary capabilties are not as important...

Broadlook Technologies has hired its formal legal counsel to drive sales, marketing, and business development efforts. The Milwaukee-based Internet data sourcing provider will bring on Gregory Meier, most recently of the Michael Best & Friedrich law firm, as its chief operating officer. ...

While not among the top 30 business schools in overall quality, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business does rank highly in at least one respect. According to a BusinessWeek survey, a master's degree in business administration from UW-Madison gives students the fourth-fastest financial return...

Jason Smith, a Wisconsin native educated at UW-Madison, is leveraging his East Coast venture capital connections to finance high-tech innovators in the Midwest. Smith, the director of Avolte Venture Fund Midwest, plans to finance companies in the make-or-break growth stage....

Tommy Thompson, two days after launching a presidential bid, is positioning himself as the "idea candidate" of the 2008 presidential race. At the recent Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association annual conference, he outlined a few suggestions to speed the pace of electronic health record...

The decline in IT program enrollments across the state is attributed largely to young people being scared away by the dotcom bust, but now that the technology sectors are bouncing back, what is being done to grow the future IT labor force? In this look...