Entrepreneurs

Sonic Foundry Inc., a rich media communications developer headquartered in Madison, generated more than $400,000 in positive cash flow in the fourth quarter and has developed a new IP media search feature after 15 years and $30 million of R&D....

Wisconsin's improving venture capital outlook may have something to do with better early-stage management and a growing number of repeat entrepreneurs, says Milwaukee software executive Greg Meier. The state reported six venture deals worth $28.9 million in the third quarter of 2006, which is nearly...

How realistic is it to incorporate video game learning in public schools during the current back-to-basics era? Judging by the lack of adoption in K-12 curriculums, not very, but that isn't stopping proponents of video game learning from continuing to develop - and promote -...

The innovation ecosystem of Web 2.0 companies has grown to the point where its sheer volume has created a deafening roar, and spawned countless bloggers interested in tracking their every move. But as DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley asserts, some of the bloggers shed more...

Genetic knowledge and its healthcare benefits have spawned dozens of genetic testing services, but the practical applications of gene-based discovery have not penetrated healthcare facilities to a great extent. When they do, the ability to predict one's predisposition to disease means the old reactive approach...

The days when executives scatter at the mention of the word sustainability may be a thing of the past, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. A forthcoming conference at UW-Madison will explore why economic growth and environmental protection are no longer viewed as competing concepts....

In an about-face, Journal communications has decided to sell its subsidiary, Norlight Telecommunications, to an Indiana-based telecommunications company for $185 million. In April of this year, Journal Communications had announced it would spin off Norlight to its shareholders....

Even with the sale of new and existing homes on the decline, a Wisconsin-based online mortgage lending service continues to enjoy record sales growth. Mortgagebot of Mequon is profiting from the desire of banks and credit unions nationwide to open Web channels to their clients. ...

Following the dark days of the dotcom bust, it's no accident that Wisconsin's web-based businesses are turning the heads of investors, writes Leading IT columnist Geoff Bastow. The likes of Jellyfish.com, Mortgagebot, and NameProtect.com are raising capital with a cutting-edge approach to business and adherence...

The saying ”what goes around comes around” comes to mind as the dotcom era buzz phrase, “The War for Talent,” makes a comeback. In this Next Generation article, columnist Tony DiRomualdo critiques a special report on key talent market trends, and debates one of its...