Entrepreneurs

Bringing entrepreneurship to economically disadvantaged areas is one of the goals of an entrepreneurship initiative established by the Kauffman Foundation, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of eight campuses selected to participate in the program. To help make it happen, the university has received...

Madison's Mirus Bio Corp. has been granted a patent on a new and more rapid method of delivering nucleic acids for the study of gene function. The company, which is pursuing strategic alliances to apply the technology, said it allows researchers to regulate gene expression...

A waiver policy by the United States Department of Justice is putting companies in a bind when investigating wrong doing in their organizations. In this third installment of Boardroom Perspectives, attorney John Fons calls on executive leaders to support a proposed bill that would curb...

With the goal of connecting institutional investors to Wisconsin companies, the State Department of Financial Institutions and the Department of Commerce are collaborating on a proposal to create a Wisconsin Venture Center. The center is based on an Ohio collaborative model called BioEnterprise....

End-to-end retail productivity was the motivation for RedPrairie to acquire the Colorado-based StorePerform Technologies, whose client base includes retailers such as Best Buy, Lowe's, and Borders. The two firms have entered a definitive agreement that will close in 20 to 30 days. ...

Addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance has helped Madison-based ConjuGon land $3.3 million in capital from Rosetta Partners and Wisconsin Investment Partners. ConjuGon will use the money not only to develop its core antibacterial technology, but to prepare for clinical trials of its treatment for...

Mark Ramirez, a former Sonic Foundry software engineer, is quietly building a technology company that specializes in voice-changing software, and he's getting a little help from his friends. Ramirez, CEO of Screaming Bee, LLC, is delighted that customers are willing to shape his software products. ...

Even after some the most widely publicized corporate scandals in American history, the boards of directors of too many companies are headed down a slippery slope, according to columnist Ron Kral. In this installment of Boardroom Perspectives, he warns that business boards must assert themselves...

For those wondering what Beth Donley's next move would be, it's an entrepreneurial step. Donley, who surprised many in October by resigning as executive director of WiCell, is teaming with University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist Gabriela Cezar to launch a new stem cell company....