Innovation abounds at the 2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards


From nearly 230 nominations, 10 companies went home winners following the fourth annual 2017 Wisconsin Innovation Awards in early October. Wisconsin is an innovative state, and its innovation spans many industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, life sciences, education, nonprofits and more. The Wisconsin Innovation Awards honor the state’s diversity of innovation by highlighting and celebrating novel

QNBV companies have a record year in 2016


2016 saw Wisconsin high-tech startups raise a record $281.7 million in funding as part of WEDC’s Qualified New Business Venture (QNBV) Program. Investments in QNBV companies were up a whopping 60 percent from $177 million in 2015. WEDC issued a near-record $17.9 million in tax credits, surpassed only by the $18.2 million issued in 2015.