Entrepreneurs

The annual Elevator Pitch Olympics are back, as are the entrepreneurs and investors who will engage in them next month at the annual Wisconsin Early-Stage Symposium. Thus far, 50 companies have applied for a chance to pitch to investors, and about 30 eventually will be...

University of Wisconsin-River Falls professors Mark Bergland and Karen Klyczek have received yet another National Science Foundation grant to develop educational software. The NSF has awarded them a $450,000 grant to continue their development of Case-It, a case-based learning software that is training the next...

A Madison-area company developing virtual training platforms for medical schools will receive angel funding from state investors. Medical Cyberworlds, a University of Wisconsin-Madison spin off, is developing interactive simulations that aim to improve doctor-patient relationships and revitalize healthcare education....

The new 2007-09 state budget contains much to be encouraged about, but still leaves too much unfinished business, according to columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still identifies the budgetary winners and losers inside and outside of the technology realm. ...

If your IT projects are plagued by those premature celebrations, it might be time to establish a new "toll-gate" process during the project-design phase, according to columnist Patrick Gray. In this edition of Breakthrough IT, he suggests giving your project teams a list of smart...

It would appear that a declining number of companies are attracting more venture investment dollars, according to the quarterly investment report released by Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureOne. Wisconsin was symbolic of that trend, reporting only two deals for a robust total of...

His company's recent loss of market share provided the backdrop for his talk at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2007, but Michael Dell made it clear that Dell Computers isn't content to accept its position as number two in the PC and server market. The Texas-based computer...