Entrepreneurs

Two Wisconsin economic development organizations are putting on a business plan contest for start-up companies in Northeastern Wisconsin. The Northeast Wisconsin Regional Economic Partnership and the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the Wisconsin Innovation Network would like to see a large contingent of entrants by the...

Henry Sanders, Jr., founder and former president of the Madison Area Growth Network, and a former vice chairman of the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, is preparing to use his professional relationships to assist start-up bioscience and technology companies in Wisconsin as a new member...

Renovar, Inc. has closed its second round of financing for a total of $1.22 million for the purpose of preparing its first clinical product, a urine-based test for kidney transplant patients, for Food and Drug Administration approval. The latest round of funding was led by...

Today, southeastern Wisconsin, tomorrow the entire state? That's the possibility offered by the Hartford-based Techware, which is relaunching a broadband network project in Germantown, Wis., and is talking with prospective partners to offer its wireless broadband solution in other parts of the state. ...

Columnist and businessman James Carlini has spread the gospel of high-speed broadband in many forums, but it appears that only lower-tier cities are paying attention. In a recent visit to Milwaukee, he offered praise for the city's wireless Internet initiative, but said too many American...

In what is being described as strictly a cost-cutting move, Metavante Corp. has fired about 180 people employed at its North American locations, but the impact on its Wisconsin workforce is unknown. Metavante, a subsidiary of Marshall and Illsley Corp., has offices in Milwaukee, Madison,...

One of Madison's software originals is approaching its 25th anniversary in an age where it's no longer a social stigma for university professors to own their own business. DNASTAR, Inc. has not only proven there is a sustainable market for genomic research tools, it quietly...

"Economic development equals broadband connectivity and broadband connectivity equals jobs" is a long-running mantra of columnist James Carlini. Recent news out of Australia and Virginia offer more proof, he writes in this edition of Carlini's Comments, and any community that hasn't installed the appropriate network...

By early next year, Wisconsin should know if it is on the short list of sites for the coveted National Bio and Agro Defense Facility, which would replace the aging Plum Island Animal Disease Center on Long Island, N.Y. In his latest Inside Wisconsin column,...