Entrepreneurs

After listening to the concerns of neighborhood groups as well as the Milwaukee CIO's outline of the city's wireless Internet initiative, columnist James Carlini believes Milwaukee is on the right track. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he explains why Milwaukee's approach is superior to...

Entries for the 2007 Governor's Business Plan Contest, which will again feature a $50,000 top prize, are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2007. About $450,000 in cash and in-kind prizes have been awarded in the contest's first three years, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still,...

Madison's TrafficCast International, Inc., has licensed data tools from LandSonar, a San Francisco company that offers traffic data models for all the road systems in the continental United States. The combined products could provide TrafficCast customers with more efficient navigation systems....

Last month, Nobel-prize winning economist Milton Friedman passed away, and columnist Tony DiRomualdo recalls how Friedman ferociously argued that individuals, aided by free markets, could make better decisions than bureaucracies. In this edition of Next Generation, he examines a concept that would no doubt please...

Representatives from Astellas Pharma, Inc., Abbot Laboratories, and Pfizer Pharmaceutical Co. recently met with members of the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association to discuss the future of collaboration in drug development. More big pharma companies are outsourcing certain functions to biotechs, which might create...

A research team at the Medical College of Wisconsin has discovered neural crest stem cells in mice, which have many of the research advantages of embryonic stem cells but without the social controversy. The team is seeking a patent on its work to isolate and...

The marriage of Berbee Information Networks and CDW Corp. is likely to be a long and happy one, especially if the Vernon Hills, Ill. firm can help transform Berbee into a $1 billion company and make it a national player on the IT stage. But...

With the IPO market in decline, the venture capital market has emerged as the most important source of financing for life-science companies, notes Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. The good news is that the venture-capital market, while increasingly risk averse for early-stage businesses, has...

Online social networking is taking off in new and ever more social directions, according to Buzz Networks columnist Paul Gibler, and businesses are slowly but surely getting into the act. For those who engage in such networking, the impact on their business and personal lives...

The latest Internet concepts, popularly described as Web. 2.0, are penetrating companies at a fairly low rate, even though there are countless examples of their applicability and effectiveness. In this look at blogs, wikis, and the like, WTN Media spoke with organizations that have not...