Oshkosh Launches New Fund to Help Entrepreneurs Take Flight


In recent years, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has seen a growing volume of startup activity. The city, which is home to the world headquarters of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and renowned academic institutions, is quickly becoming a growing innovation hub for a variety of industries, including aerospace and information technology. To help fuel this activity, the Greater

Company Profile: Microbe Detectives


Q: What is Microbe Detectives? A: Through proprietary DNA analysis, Microbe Detectives created a new technology to identify 100 percent of the microorganisms present in water. The technology can be applied to any kind of water sample, from surface water to wastewater to drinking water. Since its inception in 2013, the company has grown rapidly; it now

The Water Council and A. O. Smith recently announced Cincinnati-based SofTap Water as the winner of their 2016 BREW Corporate challenge. The BREW Corporate program partners The Water Council with water industry leaders to support entrepreneurial efforts that help solve the partner company’s needs. A.O. Smith’s 2016 program sought entries that developed technologies in any […]


Ten teams of entrepreneurs, representing four countries, will work to advance their innovative technologies during the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium’s (M-WERC’s) 2016 fall class of WERCBench Labs. The program is a 12-week immersive course for entrepreneurs and innovators to refine their ideas and business plans, while having access to top-of-the-line rapid prototyping capabilities and mentorship […]


Entrepreneurship and innovation prosper when given the funding and support to grow, but securing that funding can often cause headaches for startups. Federal funding for research or product development is a great way to supplement growth initiatives if private funding or local resources can’t fulfill all of a startup’s needs. Not sure where to look […]