Entrepreneurs

Given the nation's financial crisis, there now is little doubt the American economy is in recession, and entrepreneurs attending the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center's "Ideas to Profits Conference" have been feeling the pinch. The conference was tailored to innovation, but recent events convinced presenters to...

One of the most contentious issues with early-stage companies is who, when it comes time to carve out employee equity incentives, gets diluted by the employee incentive pool? WTN guest columnist Paul Jones says the answer usually is the entrepreneur, who typically suffers all of...

Innovation master Tom Koulopoulos will bring his Innovation Master Class to the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Tuesday, Nov. 11, to demonstrate how organizations can create and sustain a culture of innovation. The Master Class, which will follow Koulopoulos' Nov. 10 appearance before Accelerate Madison, will...

WTN guest columnist Paul Jones describes himself as a recovering lawyer, but he not in denial about what kind of an attorney entrepreneurs want and need. In this column, Jones shares his thoughts about choosing top-notch counsel and offers the following advice: if necessary, don't...

Comparing courtroom drama to the process of wooing investors, attorney and columnist Sverre Roang says early-stage companies have their own discovery process to engage. In this WTN guest column, Roang notes that investors will conduct their own discovery, also known as due diligence, so entrepreneurs...