Entrepreneurs

Whitewater, Wis. - Five individual Wisconsin innovation leaders will be honored for their outstanding work in promoting entrepreneurship and supporting inventor and entrepreneur clubs this year at the Oct. 1-2 “Ideas to Profits” Conference. The conference is sponsored by the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC)...

Madison, Wis. - Tom Koulopoulos, internationally recognized management consultant and author of the upcoming book "The Innovation Zone," will deliver an Innovation Master Class workshop on Nov. 11, preceded by a keynote address at the monthly Accelerate Madison event presented in conjunction with WTN Media....

The consensus view on economic development is that the primary driver of economic growth comes from innovation in small businesses. U.S. Senator Russ Feingold would like to ramp up federal funding for small business innovation with his proposed E4 growth initiative, which he unveiled during...

Fair or not, if you are an entrepreneur here in Wisconsin the implications of being in flyover country are serious. You face a number of funding and execution challenges your Silicon Valley and Corridor counterparts are generally spared. Let's explore some of those...

The Milwaukee-based Tushaus Computer Services will establish itself in the Madison market with its acquisition of Bedrock Managed services, which has provided IT consulting services since its founding in 2004. Tushaus will retain 14 of Bedrock's Madison employees and has appointed former Bedrock CEO Mark...

Kelly Fitzsimmons admitted something that she probably wouldn’t have said to her company’s investors. Fitzsimmons, co-founder and CEO of the Wisconsin-based Comic Wonder, a web site dedicated to the fine art of joke telling, sheepishly confessed that she’s a rotten joke teller. Fortunately, she’s a...

Appleton, Wis. - Fabrication Laboratories, or Fab Labs, are an exercise in global technology sharing spun out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Wisconsin technical college is putting an entrepreneurial spin on them. Dozens of inventors are using the lab and taking advantage...

Whether your new business venture is technology oriented or not, there are lots of options available to an early stage company looking for money to fund its operations. This article is a summary of the basics of each type of financing, including some specifically geared...