Entrepreneurs

Hundreds of trademark applications have been filed in the United States that include the word "entrepreneur." Many of the claimed owners of entrepreneur-formed trademarks have engaged in legal disputes over the scope and extent of each other's rights. Is the word "entrepreneur" capable of exclusive...

Count State Senator Pat Kreitlow as the latest to call for approval of venture capital expansion bills introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature. Kreitlow, a Chippewa Falls Democrat, has called for passage of legislation to expand tax credits and establish targeted tax exemptions as a way...

The 2008 Milken Institute State Technology and Science index ranks Wisconsin 22nd among the 50 states, up five spots from its 2004 ranking. Wisconsin now is the second ranking Midwestern state, behind only 14th ranked Michigan, in a report that evaluates states on an inventory...

In pre-IPO financial planning, technology and other entrepreneurs should concentrate on three major areas, according to attorney and WTN guest columnist Sverre Roang and Madison area wealth manager Chris Burque. In this second column on IPO financial planning, they advise entrepreneurs to focus on providing...

Virtually all the metrics are encouraging as Wisconsin's early-stage market reports significant gains in the 2008 risk capital report issued by NorthStar Economics. Although Wisconsin still lags behind other states in overall dollar deployment, the report is encouraging on several levels as Gov. Jim Doyle...

The 2008 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference exposed not only the bright potential of Wisconsin start-up companies, but the somber reality that Wisconsin still ranks low - 48th among the 50 states - in the creation of start-up businesses. Angel and venture investors are trying to improve...

A Platteville nanotechnology start-up is out to prove that sophisticated discoveries are being made on University of Wisconsin System campuses outside of Madison. The start-up company, Graphene Solutions, has won the annual Governor's Business Plan contest with a technology that could disrupt the electronics market...

Wisconsin's entrepreneurial climate is strengthened by individual quality and by an increasing number of new start-ups, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still touts encouraging entrepreneurial news from the likes of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, but he writes that...