Entrepreneurs

Since its inception in 2002, BellBrook Labs has been funded in part by federal grants, and that trend continued with the recent awarding of small business innovation grants totaling more than $800,000. The company will use the funding to upgrade and modify its enzyme screening...

In a bluntly worded message to Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt and other powers that be, a healthcare practitioner from Texas is urging the federal government to tread carefully on electronic health records. The road to EHRs, writes dentist Darrell Pruitt, is potholed...

Broadlook Technologies has hired its formal legal counsel to drive sales, marketing, and business development efforts. The Milwaukee-based Internet data sourcing provider will bring on Gregory Meier, most recently of the Michael Best & Friedrich law firm, as its chief operating officer. ...

While not among the top 30 business schools in overall quality, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business does rank highly in at least one respect. According to a BusinessWeek survey, a master's degree in business administration from UW-Madison gives students the fourth-fastest financial return...

The recent purchase of JT Packard by Power Plus will give the Verona-based power supplier some key market advantages, but a pending courtroom showdown could mean even more. How much more? Perhaps as much as $30 million in new business, according to founder Jeff Cason. ...

Jason Smith, a Wisconsin native educated at UW-Madison, is leveraging his East Coast venture capital connections to finance high-tech innovators in the Midwest. Smith, the director of Avolte Venture Fund Midwest, plans to finance companies in the make-or-break growth stage....

Seven more companies, most of them start ups, have been qualified by the state Department of Commerce for the state's Angel Investor and Venture Fund Tax Credit programs. Under the programs, people who invest in these companies are eligible for state tax credits. ...

Tommy Thompson, two days after launching a presidential bid, is positioning himself as the "idea candidate" of the 2008 presidential race. At the recent Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association annual conference, he outlined a few suggestions to speed the pace of electronic health record...