Entrepreneurs

Until recently, online communities have operated as kind of an inner sanctum, but a former University of Wisconsin computer science professor has joined Yahoo in an attempt to leverage such community interaction into business opportunities. Raghu Ramakrishnan, who is forming a working group to explore...

Mirus Bio Corp., a biopharmaceutical firm operating from the University Research Park, has developed a new method to use its DNA and RNA injection technology to target gene activity. The new technique could make analyzing gene function in vivo more efficient and affordable for researchers,...

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has recognized the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation (CATI) for its technology-based economic development programs. CATI, based in Racine, has developed a technology transfer model to help entrepreneurs grow their business. ...

Platypus Technologies, LLC, a life sciences and nanotechnology company operating in suburban Madison, has been awarded a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant. The award, which is worth $450,000, will be used to develop new life science research tools....

In a new study by the Milken Institute, the University of Wisconsin System was ranked 9th in number and quality of biotechnology patents, but well behind several Big Ten campuses in its ability to transfer the intellectual property into commercial uses....

In a tale of two perspectives, a prominent outsider apparently has a loftier view of Wisconsin as a place to do business than outspoken Wisconsin executive John Jazwiec. Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still believes the sale of the home-grown Berbee Information Networks to CDW Corp.,...

The national angel investment market showed continued signs of growth in the first six months of 2006, as angels made $12.7 billion in investments. The Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, which reported the results, said healthcare, software, and biotech continued...

Throwing down the gauntlet in the heat of the election season, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle is challenging the Wisconsin Legislature to approve $2.5 in spending for the Biomedial Technology Alliance. Additional funding for the alliance, a group of southeastern Wisconsin colleges and universities interested in...

TDS Telecom is betting that its new DSL broadband product will satisfy the need for speed among its small and medium-sized business clients, but there are critics who believe business consumers should demand broadband delivered over fiber rather than copper. ...

A new study from NorthStar Economics, Inc. has highlighted the economic value of the 114 high-tech companies that operate from Madison's University Research Park, and it's considerable. They contribute more than $680 million to the Wisconsin economy on an annual basis....