Entrepreneurs

Scolding Republican critics of his biofuels program, Gov. Jim Doyle has urged the Legislature to advance a proposal to grant $30 million in state funds to companies that develop alternative energy. The proposal is stalled in the Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance. ...

The day after securing $2 million in angel funding from two Wisconsin investment funds, TrafficCast has added a transportation executive to its Board of Directors. Paul Schneider of Schneider National in Green Bay will add transportation logistics expertise to the Madison-based provider of digital traffic...

When it comes to managing e-documents, there is a legal recognition that sometimes they have to be destroyed, notes Michael Best & Friedrich attorney Juan Ramirez. As he explains in this second guest column on e-discovery, there is limited safe harbor protection in the event...

Wisconsin investment organizations have led a $2 million round of funding for the Madison-based TrafficCast International, which provides digital traffic data. The round, led by the Phenomenelle Angels Fund of Madison and the NEW Capital Fund of Appleton, will be used to ramp up technology...

Jason Fried is not your typical button-down executive, but he's developed a fairly buttoned-up approach to putting Web-based software services on the market. Fried, the founder of 37signals, offered some insight into his unconventional ways during an interview at the recent Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference in...

Having spent two weeks getting re-acquainted with Windows and Office, columnist Chris Shipley harbors some remorse over not opting for MacBook Pro when choosing a new laptop. In this edition of DEMO Letter, she describes what a notebook consumer goes through with the new Vista/Office...

Cutting taxes always works to stimulate economic growth, according to State Senator Ted Kanavas, and the Wisconsin Act 255 tax credit program is further proof. In this guest column, Kanavas implores the Legislature to keep that lesson in mind as a proposed expansion to the...