Entrepreneurs

With the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a proving ground, a group of college students has developed an online business model, and American college students are the target market. If they are successful in driving users to the site, their goal is to eliminate transaction fees...

Mithridion, Inc., a Madison-based biopharmaceutical start-up, is moving into the next phase of drug research and development with $296,800 in federal grants. One grant, which is designed to promote technology transfer, will enable collaboration between the company and University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Jeffrey Johnson....

Madison attorney Joe Boucher wishes cities in Northern Wisconsin were as technology savvy as Madison, and that includes his hometown of Marinette. In this guest column for WTN, Boucher opines that the northland can be more dynamic economically by embracing technology and innovation. ...

Rebecca Ryan and Jack Schultz will be among the speakers and panelists discussing a range of economic issues confronting rural areas and small towns during the 2006 West Central Wisconsin Education Consortium Conference. The event will be held on September 20 and 21 at the...

A modest Renewable Fuels Standard was established in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and two Wisconsin politicians have endorsed a Congressional effort to raise it. During a visit to West Salem, Gov. Jim Doyle and Congressman Ron Kind stumped to place higher alternative fuel...

Yet another discovery has roiled the ongoing debate over the use of human embryonic stem cells in scientific research. This time, researchers believe they have eliminated the main objections to stem cell research - the destruction of embryos. ...

A recent Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association breakfast raised the question of research park expansion to accommodate more life-science businesses. But the director of Milwaukee County Research Park says the demand is just not there. ...

Small business owners remain an untapped source of business for marketers, online and otherwise, according to columnist Troy Janisch. In this presentation of Tech/Know, Janisch recommends several ways that marketers can break the ice and build mutually rewarding business relationships with the nation's most prolific...