Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurism is naturally contagious. What better way to spread it than through an Inventors and Entrepreneurs (I&E) Club? In January 2003 I was involved in launching Wisconsin's first I&E Club in Juneau County to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in which the...

Two of Obama's claims from the SOTU:     "We invented solar technology, but we've fallen behind countries like Germany and Japan in producing it." and     "I believe the nation that invented the automobile cannot walk away from it." After a period of prolonged study and meditation...

Eric Griswold doesn't want to say too much about his talking bottle cap. A slip of the tongue about his inexpensive technology might attract copycats. The Milwaukee engineering consultant wants to learn how investors think, however, and network with other entrepreneurs. His solution? For the third year in...

Twelve UW-Madison faculty members have been named finalists to compete for five spots in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, the public part of a $150 million public-private research building going up on the 1300 block of University Avenue. The institute, to focus on biotechnology, nanotechnology and...

Last week, I was with 200-some managing partners of public accounting firms at Winning is Everything in Las Vegas, USA. At the same time, Thomas Friedman was with top government, finance and economic officials (plus a bunch of really rich and/or famous people) at the...

Mass layoffs, faltering banks and a foundering stock market may capture today’s headlines, but investors and entrepreneurs came together Wednesday for a better tomorrow. The entrepreneurs were taking advantage of their first opportunity to tap into the Lake Superior Angel Network, a recently formed collaboration that...

When National Entrepreneurship Week takes place next week (Feb. 21-28), Eau Claire Area schools will be doing their part. The theme for the national celebration is “Entrepreneurship EMPOWERS Everyone” and nationally the week’s focus is on young innovators. In the spirit of entrepreneurial support...

SAN FRANCISCO — It's boom — and bust — for Silicon Valley companies these days. Literally. Facing their worst economic climate since the dot-com bust in the early 2000s, high-tech companies are treating 2009 with dread — but also with a tinge of optimism if they...