Entrepreneurs

Trissential, a business improvement and project implementation company on a fast-growth track, has earned a 2007 Wisconsin Small Business Success Award. The award is given annually to eight businesses that have achieved success in adapting to new market conditions, business growth, or overcoming adversity. ...

If Dane County is any indication, the economy may not be that bad after all. An annual survey in Wisconsin's fastest-growing county demonstrates resilience to a possible economic downturn in 2008. This is especially true of the technology sector, which reported strong numbers in terms...

The world of angel investing can teach many business lessons, primarily about the importance of management in overcoming the seemingly insurmountable odds of early-stage ventures, according to columnist and software executive Geoff Bastow. In this edition of Leading IT, Bastow recounts the 10 commandments of...

Nowhere is the need for broadband greater than in rural healthcare, which is why the federal government is trying to help them save lives by using advanced communications to tap the expertise of modern urban medical centers. The latest example is a $1.6 million grant...

Stratatech Corp., a Madison-based regenerative medicine company, has been awarded a $975,000 “fast-track” SBIR grant from the National Institute on Aging. The grant will allow Stratatech to accelerate its development of wound-care products....

Quintessence Biosciences will receive two Phase I small business innovation research grants totaling more than $280,000 for the continued development of cancer-fighting drugs. The Madison biotechnology company, which is preparing its lead drug candidate, will use the grants to develop second generation anti-cancer products....

For those who wonder if all this new scientific collaboration is really beneficial, the recent stem cell discovery should provide ample proof, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still notes that collaboration has born fruit with NimbleGen's laboratory and production...