Entrepreneurs

University of Wisconsin-Madison professor and author David Williamson Shaffer, author of “How Computer Games Help Children Learn,” warns that American education is not preparing students for the participatory culture marked by the knowledge-based economy. Shaffer recently spoke to WTN about the importance of transforming education...

Centrose, LLC, a Madison biopharmaceutical company, will receive an additional $160,000 from the National Cancer Institute to develop more effective anti-cancer drugs. Among the projects the new grant will support is the role the company's sugar enhancement technology can play in treating non-small cell lung...

In contrast to California, a state that Wisconsin is competing with on several levels, Republicans in our state Legislature have blocked a major healthcare reform proposal called “Healthy Wisconsin: Your Choice, Your Plan.” In this response to a recent column by Republican Senator Ted Kanavas,...

Investors flocked to Milwaukee this week for the BIO Mid-America VentureForum and had some promising things to say about the future of venture capital deployment in Wisconsin. Rather than dwelling on any one state or quarterly period, they recommend tracking success over the entire region...

The American high-tech industry added 118,500 jobs in the first six months of this year, with all high-tech sectors adding jobs for the first time since the bursting of the dotcom bubble, according to AeA, the nation's largest technology trade association. AeA said job growth...

If workers in your company still are "flying solo," you may want to stimulate the innovative process by having them work in teams, according to columnist Tom Koulopoulos. In this edition of The Innovation Zone, Koulopoulos is reveling in the fact that he's become a...

The healthcare information technology world, even world-class medical centers like Johns Hopkins, faces significant data integration challenges. Johns Hopkins recently turned to TeraMedica, a Milwaukee-based health systems software developer, for a data-management system in its clinical research and radiation therapy clinics....