Entrepreneurs

An ethanol construction project in the village of Necedah is the latest to receive state funding support. Gov. Jim Doyle has announced plans to allocate $200,000 from the Department of Commerce to help develop the plant, which will produce 50 million gallons of ethanol per...

There has been much talk over the past couple of years about the risks and threats posed by the aging workforce in the U.S. and parts of Europe, notes Next Generation columnist Tony DiRomualdo. In this edition of Next Generation, he breaks down two new...

The information technology talent pool is shallower than it used to be, and that's creating all kinds of challenges for companies in Wisconsin and beyond. In this first part of our series on IT workforce development, WTN looks at some unfavorable demographics that practically compel...

TomoTherapy may have its sales eye on the Orient, but the company still is a player in the European medical device and imaging market. This week, a French hospital named for Madame Curie announced that it has installed the TomoTherapy Hi-Art system, and two more...

The State of Wisconsin plans to capture 10 percent of the national renewable energy market by 2030, and biodiesel production will be part of the mix. The state has committed $250,000 to the development of a 62,000-square-foot biodiesel plant in Evansville, but investors have stepped...

Chris Shipley couldn't wait to be disconnected as she headed for a vacation to the tiny island nation of Maldives, a beautiful and surprisingly tech-savvy spot in the Indian Ocean. Much to her chagrin, the author of DEMO Letter wasn't as "off the grid" as...

Brand protection has become a coveted business intelligence service as the Internet continues to expand, which is one reason that NameProtect was an acquisition target of the Delaware-based Corporation Service Co. A vice president in the firm, who cited several synergies between the two companies,...

Yer Biotech Blues columnist Mike Rosen offers greetings from New Delhi, India, where he is traveling as part of the Illinois trade mission to India. The implications of this trade mission, while clearly focused on Illinois, could affect the entire Midwest as a region that...

Venture investors have been accused of speaking a foreign language, but in this Private Placements column, Matt Storms attempts to take some of the mystery out of capital lingo. The Michael Best and Friedrich attorney has produced a capital “glossary” that serves as a resource...

Summary: Now that his second venture has been sold, Brian Wiegand intends to leave his days as a serial entrepreneur behind and focus on growing Jellyfish.com, a Madison-based shopping search engine. Wiegand's second venture, the digital brand management company NameProtect, has been sold to Corporation...