UW-Madison’s Internet of Things Lab Reaches New Heights of Creativity and Innovation


A new lab on the UW-Madison campus is connecting students and advisers from different scientific disciplines to research and create projects utilizing cutting-edge technology. Students and staff are working on developing new projects including a football helmet that allows for better and faster concussion symptom information, an electronic seating map of libraries to ensure students

Shoutlet Receives WEDC Technology Development Loan


Shoutlet, a Madison-based company that provides an independent cloud-based social marketing platform, recently was awarded a $750,000 loan through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s  (WEDC’s) Technology Development Loan Program to help the company continue to grow its social media analytics and marketing offerings. Shoutlet is an enterprise social marketing platform that enables brands to publish and
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Entrepreneurs and early-stage companies looking for resources to help with the successful launch of their businesses can look to the assistance available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. The clinic’s law students and supervising faculty and private sector attorneys provide free legal services aimed at cultivating new business startups. The clinic is […]

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“Speed-dating” is not a term you hear very often in the business world, but at the 2015 Wisconsin Tech Summit, participants will be able to do just that to connect with other entrepreneurs and businesses. Emerging businesses will be given the opportunity to connect with larger, major firms to network and explore business relationships concerning […]

WEDC officials were on hand March 13 to present a $200,000 Capital Catalyst grant to the Whitewater Community Development Authority.

After receiving grants from WEDC’s Capital Catalyst Program for three consecutive years, the Whitewater community has experienced an increase in startup activity and business development. WEDC provided a $150,000 Capital Catalyst grant to the Whitewater Community Development Authority (WCDA) in 2013, an additional $250,000 in 2014, and a recent award of $200,000. This funding, along with […]


Entrepreneurs and innovators from across Wisconsin will have the chance to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of experienced and successful judges at “America’s Pitch Tank” on May 14 at the Performing Arts Center in Appleton. The judging panel includes one of the most recognized faces in innovation—Kevin Harrington from ABC’s “Shark Tank.” […]