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MADISON, WI. - Quintessence Biosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company developing pharmaceutical products for use in research, has finalized a three million dollar financing deal....

Creating a board for a start-up tech company may seem low on the priority scheme. Alternately, it may appear easy – just sign up the most qualified people available. Neither is true....

I have often said: "The problem is that too many companies are out seeking risk capital that isn't appropriate for them." How can I support this Statement?...

By 2008, our economy will have a different look and feel as traditionalists (b. 1925 – 1942) and baby boomers (b. 1943 – 1960) continue to exit the workforce, by choice or not....

Spring of ’99 was a great time to start companies, and some wonderful businesses came out of the WAVE Program (Weinert Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including Marsha McVickers’ Errand Solutions and Neil Peters-Michaud’s Cascade Asset Management. As an MBA student,...

A great perk to traveling – getting to see what the rest of the world is doing. Last week I was in Phoenix vacationing with the family for spring break, content to play a few rounds of golf and see a ballgame, when I was...

Without a doubt, the most common question I’m asked is, “Why won’t angels invest in my business?” While every business is different, two answers apply to 90+% of the entrepreneurs asking this question. The irony is that one answer holds real hope for the vast...