Innovative companies and individuals sought for energy, power and controls design challenge

The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) is partnering with global power management company Eaton on a $10,000 tech challenge as part of Startup Wisconsin Week. The challenge invites students, educators, engineers and creatives to come up with an innovative planar electromagnetic coil design for use in an inductive sensor. The challenge officially launches on Tuesday, Nov. 12, with an event at M-WERC’s Milwaukee offices. Engineers … Continue reading Innovative companies and individuals sought for energy, power and controls design challenge

Early Stage Symposium connects young companies with investors

For young companies looking to connect with investors and venture capital looking for Wisconsin’s next big innovation, attending the Wisconsin Technology Council’s is an easy sell. Networking and pitching opportunities abound, as does actionable advice from business and tech leaders who’ve been in their shoes. The eighth annual event is happening Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 6-7, at Madison’s Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Pitches … Continue reading Early Stage Symposium connects young companies with investors

Wisconsin ranks second in the nation for National Science Foundation business grant success rate

Center for Technology Commercialization Business Development Consultant Idella Yamben (left) moderates a discussion with SBIR grant recipients Lisa Dotzler of Semba Biosciences, Inc. (center) and Jean Brittain of Calimetrix (right) at the 2019 Biohealth Summit. Wisconsin ranks second nationally in the success rate of businesses applying for National Science Foundation (NSF) business grants, underscoring the strong support health and life science startups in the state … Continue reading Wisconsin ranks second in the nation for National Science Foundation business grant success rate

Forward Festival 2019: Eight reasons to attend

The 10th annual Forward Festival will be taking place Aug. 22-29 in and around Madison. Billed as a celebration of innovation for “entrepreneurs, nerds, geeks, hackers, foodies and creatives” from around Wisconsin and the Midwest, the festival has something for everyone. Here are just a few of the reasons to block off your calendar: It’s big. With more than 50 events and an expected 5,000-plus … Continue reading Forward Festival 2019: Eight reasons to attend

Capital Catalyst grants announced to extend entrepreneurship support to new communities across the state

As funding for entrepreneurial ventures becomes more widely available across Wisconsin, a continuing challenge is making sure access is widespread—and that it reaches into geographic areas and social and professional networks that have not historically had as much access to these resources. WEDC’s latest round of Capital Catalyst awards aims to help with this, providing matching funds for local funding sources in communities across the … Continue reading Capital Catalyst grants announced to extend entrepreneurship support to new communities across the state

OnRamp Healthcare Conference promises networking opportunities for Wisconsin’s health tech startups and investors

For many of Wisconsin’s tech startups, the legacy of Lambeau Field includes more than Super Bowl wins. Since 2013, the iconic Green Bay stadium has been home to the OnRamp Healthcare Conference, a day-long event connecting executives, clinicians, investors and entrepreneurs working to increase access to, and reduce the cost of, quality health care. This year’s event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19. What makes … Continue reading OnRamp Healthcare Conference promises networking opportunities for Wisconsin’s health tech startups and investors

Governor’s Business Plan Contest features “Baker’s Dozen” at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

GrowthChart’s Brent Brenner, shown on June 4 in Milwaukee at Venue 42 delivering what would be the winning presentation of the Governor’s Business Plan Contest From disintegrating hypodermic needles to aircraft you can build in a garage to liquid-composite armor technology, the innovations spotlighted at the 17th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference were novel and plentiful. But only one entrant could take home the grand prize … Continue reading Governor’s Business Plan Contest features “Baker’s Dozen” at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Register now for the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Entrepreneurs from all sectors and stages of business growth are invited to attend Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on June 4-5, 2019, in Milwaukee. Registration is open for the event and the full agenda is available at www.witrepsconference.com. Returning to Milwaukee for the first time in six years, the conference features three major speakers, a plenary panel on improving diversity and inclusion in young companies, 12 panel … Continue reading Register now for the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Nominations for Wisconsin Innovation Awards now being accepted

The Wisconsin Innovation Awards are accepting applications for innovative products, services and companies as they look to recognize innovators from throughout the state for a sixth consecutive year. The awards span various business sectors, including but not limited to technology, food, health care, agriculture, nonprofits, education and government. The deadline to apply or nominate is May 31, 2019. The contest receives hundreds of nominations each … Continue reading Nominations for Wisconsin Innovation Awards now being accepted

Wisconsin coworking spaces benefit startups through tech connectivity, industry-specific focus

Milwaukee’s water technology-focused Oasis Coworking Community is one of many coworking spaces available throughout Wisconsin. While coworking spaces are available nationwide, Wisconsin is a leader in offering spaces that serve specific needs. Some, like the Oasis Coworking Community, are designed for companies within a particular industry—in this case, water technology. Others, like Milwaukee’s Ward4 and Madison’s 100state, are open to all entrepreneurs and separate themselves … Continue reading Wisconsin coworking spaces benefit startups through tech connectivity, industry-specific focus