Entrepreneurs

Sonic Foundry, the Madison-based producer of the rich media product Mediasite, has filed a shelf registration that will allow it to sell up to 12 million shares of common stock to raise up to $42.6 million. Proceeds could be used for a variety of business...

The Make Mine a $Million campaign has come to Wisconsin, and soon the state's women entrepreneurs will be competing for valuable business related benefits. The program now has become a movement, according to Inacom Information System's Laurie Benson, and it seeks to take one million...

The nuts and bolts of starting a business include choosing a business entity name, which is more involved than it sounds. Fortunately, the Internet provides a way to find out if you have "naming rights" in Wisconsin, according to Early Stage columnist Joe Boucher, and...

American society uses technology in virtually every facet of life, which is one reason why Wisconsin has begun to move away from paper records in the healthcare system. As Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton explains in this WTN Visions Column, the real impact of our pending...

Securitas Technologies, a new start-up company based in Madison, is in the early phases of developing anti-malware systems that target the behavior of viruses, spyware, trojans, and other destructive programs. The company hopes to meet opportunities created by an increasingly sophisticated class of cyber criminals....

Complying with securities laws is a crucial part of raising capital, notes Private Placements columnist Matthew Storms. In previous articles on raising capital, he provided an overview of the capital-raising process, due diligence, and the use of placement agents. This column describes a few common...

When it comes to stirring technology passions, the subject of "net neutrality" ranks right up there with embryonic stem cell research. But before we entertain ideas to regulate the Internet, guest columnist Jim Rice, president and CEO of the Information Technology Association of Wisconsin, believes...

Madison's Epic Systems Corp. received its first real public relations black eye in recent weeks, but the company is finally responding to criticism of its $3 billion electronic health record installation at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. Following the complaints of a persistent Kaiser Permanente employee,...

A new government relations venture seeks to provide an additional anchor to companies that occupy space in Wisconsin's emerging technology and life science sectors, and its more mature manufacturing base. The organization, hamilton.gsp, is a collaboration between Wisconsin's own Hamilton Consulting Group and GSP Consulting....

Wisconsin's new identity theft law isn't as tough as its authors claim, according to Milwaukee attorney Mark Garsombke. In this WTN guest column, Garsombke points out some fundamental flaws in a law that was enacted earlier this year, and suggests Wisconsin follow the example of...