Entrepreneurs

Many technology start-ups think that their businesses are entirely unique. Yet, they face many of the same issues as any business. Indeed, many tech companies are family businesses. So, let's take a look at a few things that tech companies might learn from companies outside...

The annual Ideas to Profits Conference, sponsored by the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, is looking for basement or workshop inventors that wish to create their own business. The conference brings together more than 30 experts on licensing, government funding,...

Inacom Information Systems CEO and Co-founder Laurie Benson was honored recently by the U.S. Small Business Administration as its 2009 National Women in Business Champion winner. She earned the award for her efforts to help women succeed in business. Benson, who has led Inacom for 25...

Eso-Technologies, a Waukesha County startup company that has developed a monitoring device to reduce the risk of heart attacks for people undergoing surgery, won the grand prize in the 2009 Governor’s Business Plan Contest, which was announced Tuesday night at the Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference in...

Ben Hobbins didn't win the statewide Governor's Business Plan Contest in 2007, the year IronClad Soft Bait Brands competed with about 280 other entries. But like the patient fisherman he is, Hobbins refined his plan and kept casting his line in the water. In the June...

MADISON - Several events celebrating the accomplishments of women-owned businesses across Wisconsin will take place this month. From award ceremonies to competitions, business women across the state will be recognized and applauded for their achievements. “Women-owned businesses continue to play an important role in Wisconsin’s...

Former Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin John D. Wiley and serial entrepreneur Eric Apfelbach join the StudyBlue, an online academic network available to students and teachers at both high schools and colleges, Board of Directors. These additions to the StudyBlue team will help grow...

Governor Jim Doyle announced that Integrated Genomics, Inc. will receive a total $250,000 from the Technology Venture Fund. They will be relocating their laboratory and commercial operations to Madison from Chicago. They estimate that up to 18 new positions will be created....

Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging and health IT solutions provider, and etrials Worldwide, Inc. a provider of clinical trials software and services, today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for the acquisition of etrials by Merge. The combined organization will provide clinical trial...