Entrepreneurs

An amendment that would allow companies that are majority-owned by venture capital firms to apply for Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer grants is on its way to the U. S. House Small Business Committee. The measure has some worried that these grants will...

What can Milwaukee and Madison have to gain by collaborating? Plenty, according to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who appeared with Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz in a forum of the Wisconsin Innovation Network. In an interview with WTN Media, Barrett outlined his vision for the M2...

The hottest new web programming tool, Ruby on Rails, is threatening to take market share from Sun Microsystem's Java and Microsoft's .Net. In this look at Ruby, Madison Area Technical College professor Eric Knapp gives the platform his benediction. ...

Ethanol production in Wisconsin and beyond should get a boost from the pending addition to Agra Industries, a Merrill-based builder of ethanol and other facilities. Agra will break ground on the addition early in October, with completion scheduled by the end of 2006....

The focus of Wisconsin's biodiesel production may still be the southern third of the state, but northeastern Wisconsin can boast of its own biofuel contribution. That capacity got a shot in the arm with the awarding of a $97,500 state grant to ramp up the...

Does Wisconsin have a need for speed when it comes to attracting business? Gubernatorial candidate Mark Green has answered that question with an emphatic "yes" with his proposal to eliminate the State Department of Commerce and replace it with an economic development corporation....

Small businesses in Wisconsin can learn what it takes to secure federal grant money during the 2006 Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference, which will be held Nov. 6 to 9 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. The conference will feature workshops and tips on how to...

Madison has landed another maker of bioscience tools as part of a $5.85 million venture capital deal. Caden Biosciences will occupy 2,700 square feet in the Fitchburg Technology Campus, and have access to a community rich with life science workers. ...

Ethanol producers in Wisconsin and elsewhere have become attractive acquisition targets for investors, but should they sell? Geoffrey Morgan and Greg Lynch, attorneys and partners at the Wisconsin law firm Michael Best & Friedrich, recommend establishing long-term objectives and carefully examining five options. ...

A Wisconsin biotechnology company is seeking to commercialize medicines to treat the diseases of aging, and it has adopted a business model that seeks to shoot down one degenerative disease at a time - perhaps before stem cell research gets a chance to. ...