Entrepreneurs

Several Wisconsin companies have made a very prestigious technology ranking, the Information Week 500. The annual list honors the American companies that demonstrate the most innovative uses of technology, and includes Wisconsin stalwarts like CUNA Mutual Group, Kohl's Corp., Foley and Lardner, and CDW Corp.,...

Can your early-stage business create so-called “strategic partnerships” to further develop business ideas? It's a common practice in technology and biotechnology businesses, but legal steps are needed to provide protection, notes columnist and attorney Joe Boucher. In this edtion of Early Stage, he spells out...

EraGen BioSciences has named diagnostics industry executive L. Miguel Blanc as its vice president of corporate development. Blanc, a director of the Wisconsin Biotechnology & Medical Device Association, is expected to play a significant role in the execution of the company's growth strategy during the...

Separating innovation from invention is not rocket science, and there has been some evolution to distinguish the two, according to columnist Ogan Gurel. In this edition of MedTech Futures, Dr. Gurel points to historical proof from IBM that the best innovations are not necessarily about...

To meet a growing demand for collaboration and communication tools, the Chicago-based PointBridge has opened an office in Brookfield. PointBridge, a Microsoft solutions provider, is looking to better serve its client base in metropolitan Milwaukee and Greater Madison....

The 2007 Early Stage Symposium will once again feature the Elevator Pitch Olympics, a program that gives companies seeking venture capital a chance to make their best case to investors. Start-up companies can apply for one of two chances to present to potential investors at...

When it comes to replacing legacy systems, sometimes business organizations don't know what they have until they try to replace it. After years of upgrades and patches and other "work-arounds," the cost of ownership becomes too much and it's time to implement something modern, but...

A Wisconsin biotechnology company has not only landed two scientific advisors from outside the state, but outside the national as well. GenTel BioSciences, a protein chip maker based in Madison, has recruited South African scientists Reinhard Hiller and Jonathan Blackburn to serve on its Scientific...