Entrepreneurs

Widgets of the web variety have been created for personal computing, but like other online social tools they have applications in the enterprise as well. In this edition of Buzz Networks, columnist Paul Gibler recommends them as a way to disseminate your message, build your...

The future of technology is a difficult thing to predict, but the fact that several previous forecasts already are strewn along the side of the information super highway doesn't prevent EDS futurist Jeff Wacker from making some bold predictions, or dispensing advice to chief information...

A well-drafted license agreement can be crucial to a start-up firm's successful exploitation of technology, says Madison attorney Joe Boucher. In this edition of Early Stage, Boucher notes that the significance of a license agreement extends beyond the licensor and licensee because it may be...

As a means of executive comp, the stock option - particularly the back-dated variety - has landed tech executives and companies in plenty of legal hot water. But in this Guest Column for WTN, attorney Sverre Roang offers some guidance to tech organizations that still...

Cambridge Major Laboratories continues on its expansion track with the acquisition of ChemShop B.V. of Weert Netherlands. The newly combined organization becomes one of the largest global suppliers of active pharmaceutical ingredient services. ...

The judging was tough and honest, and the lessons were many as companies seeking capital made their elevator pitches to investors during the annual Wisconsin Early-Stage Symposium. The Elevator Pitch Olympics were an opportunity for start-up companies to hone their presentations and learn from investors,...

Wisconsin's entrepreneurial and investment climate was the focus of the 2007 Early-Stage Symposium in Madison, but amid the investment pitches and the talk of what Wisconsin is doing right, there are some real concerns about how Wisconsin stacks up against other states. In particular, entrepreneurs...

The need for data center space is becoming more acute in the Midwest, and a Wisconsin company is trying to meet that need with a new data center in Eau Claire. Wisconsin Independent Network, part of the Communications Management Group, has opened a 4,200-square-foot data...

Two Wisconsin organizations, University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation, have been honored for inovaDRIVE, a technology-based economic development program that helps entrepreneurs compete in the global marketpalce. The organizations were recognized by the International Economic Development Council....

Just as Wisconsin is gaining some traction in the venture capital chase, a federal bill threatens to make the state less attractive to private-equity investors, particularly from outside Wisconsin, opines columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still notes that the bill is...