Entrepreneurs

What do CIOs want from their chief executive officers? It's a question that turns the tables a bit on CEO expectations, but as the CEO-CIO relationship becomes increasingly vital to the success of business organizations, that issue is becoming just as important as what CEOs...

GenTel BioSciences has raised an additional $500,000 in angel capital to accommodate a new collaboration with a large pharmaceutical company, which officially will be announced next month. The commitment brings to $2 million the amount of capital raised from two Wisconsin investment networks. ...

In Wisconsin, a debate over opening the market for “video franchising” involves cities that want to collect fees from AT&T, just as they have collected fees from cable companies, to support local access channels. Instead of clinging to regulatory frameworks that lock them into an...

The City of Whitewater and an innovation center located on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus are in the process of developing a mixed-use business incubator. The facility will be designed to promote economic growth and to give newly minted UW-Whitewater graduates opportunities to work near...

Already known for its energy efficient building solutions and its attempts to build a next-generation hybrid car battery, Milwaukee's Johnson Controls is delving deeper into the alternative energy business. The Milwaukee-based company has established a renewable technologies unit that will develop geothermal, solar, biomass, wind,...

Selecting a third-party data center is a detailed task that upper management better devote some time to if they intend to outsource this corporate function, observes James Carlini, author of Carlini's Comments. As more business organizations look for outsourced facilities, the more they must perform...

Columnist Ogan Gurel knows the winners of the 2007 Medical Design Excellence Awards, but he's been sworn to secrecy until the winners are announced this spring. However, following his role as a judge in the contest, he provides a glimpse into the future of medical...

Two Wisconsin companies have been selected to make presentations to potential investors during the annual Cleantech Venture Capital Forum in San Francisco. The companies, Orion Energy Systems of Plymouth and Best Energies of Madison, will present before a forum that has raised more than $700...

With businesses becoming increasingly dependent of information technology, it's vital for them to align IT with their business needs, opines Global Fusion columnist and WTN Editorial Director Mike Klein. More than one Wisconsin organization has done so with a corresponding alignment between IT and upper...

Gregg Fergus is probably the only professional who has ever flown from Madison to Silicon Valley just to reach the office, but his weekly commute is over. Fergus, who recently was named to the executive teams at Baird Venture Partners and Caden Biosciences, is counted...