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

Startup Wisconsin Week 2019 offers more than 170 events in nine cities

Startup Wisconsin Week returns Nov. 11-17, featuring more than 170 events and discussions that aim to provide training, skills and development opportunities for entrepreneurs throughout the state. This year, Oshkosh and Two Rivers join the returning communities—Appleton, Beloit, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee and Sheboygan—in hosting events. Sessions cover a wide range of topics, with tracks focused on design, diversity, education and training, finance … Continue reading Startup Wisconsin Week 2019 offers more than 170 events in nine cities

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

Company profile: EmOpti

Dr. Edward N. Barthell is CEO of EmOpti, a Wisconsin company that provides innovative technology to health systems to speed up patient flow in acute care facilities, improving staff productivity and expanding facility capacity. He recently took the time to tell us more about the company, how it was founded and its progress so far. Q: How was the idea for Emopti developed and started? … Continue reading Company profile: EmOpti

Investor Profile: WARF Ventures

WARF Ventures works to advance UW-Madison and Morgridge Institute for Research technologies by investing in select startup companies within the UW community. WARF Ventures Fast Facts .fusion-content-boxes-1 .heading .content-box-heading {color:#333333;} .fusion-content-boxes-1 .fusion-content-box-hover .link-area-link-icon-hover .heading .content-box-heading, .fusion-content-boxes-1 .fusion-content-box-hover .link-area-link-icon-hover .heading .heading-link .content-box-heading, .fusion-content-boxes-1 .fusion-content-box-hover .link-area-box-hover .heading .content-box-heading, .fusion-content-boxes-1 .fusion-content-box-hover .link-area-box-hover .heading .heading-link .content-box-heading, .fusion-content-boxes-1 .fusion-content-box-hover .link-area-link-icon-hover.link-area-box .fusion-read-more, .fusion-content-boxes-1 .fusion-content-box-hover .link-area-link-icon-hover.link-area-box .fusion-read-more::after, .fusion-content-boxes-1 .fusion-content-box-hover .link-area-link-icon-hover.link-area-box .fusion-read-more::before, .fusion-content-boxes-1 … Continue reading Investor Profile: WARF Ventures

Q&A with Howard Snyder, executive director, Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

The Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) was founded as a nonprofit corporation in 1983 and is governed by a 15-member board of directors. The corporation provides business loans to midsize companies located on the northwest side of Milwaukee. Its mission is to enhance the standard of living on the northwest side of the city by improving the business environment for low-income communities through community … Continue reading Q&A with Howard Snyder, executive director, Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

UW Health’s Isthmus Project accelerator off to a healthy start

As the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW Health serves more than 600,000 patients each year. But with the launch of the Isthmus Project, a new business and innovation incubator launched earlier this year, UW Health may soon be impacting the health of patients far beyond the Upper Midwest. Like other accelerators, the Isthmus Project will provide entrepreneurs with assistance developing and … Continue reading UW Health’s Isthmus Project accelerator off to a healthy start

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

Wisconsin’s blockchain companies demonstrate this technology’s problem-solving potential

There’s something about Wisconsin that makes it fertile ground for tech startups using blockchain technology to solve concrete, real-world challenges. For proof, just look at Wisconsin Inno’s 2018 “25 under 25” list. First and second on the list are the students behind Marquette University’s Blockchain Lab, Davis Marklin and Alec Shaw. Right behind them is Darek Urben, founder of the cryptocurrency portfolio management platform Coinigy—with … Continue reading Wisconsin’s blockchain companies demonstrate this technology’s problem-solving potential