New Marquette University Seed Fund to Support Student and Faculty Entrepreneurs


Marquette University recently announced a new initiative that would grant funds to students and faculty looking to explore entrepreneurial ventures. The Marquette Enterprise Seed Fund, founded with the help of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC’s) Capital Catalyst Program, will provide ventures with grants of $25,000 and $50,000 to groups that have created legal business entities.

Five Madison Companies Pitch Silicon Valley Investors


Representatives from five Madison-based startups – Fetch Rewards, Redox, BluDiagnostics, HealthMyne and PerBlue – recently visited Silicon Valley to showcase their innovative business ideas to top venture capital firms, including Cervin Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Obvious Ventures, Storm Ventures, Avalon Ventures, Illuminate Ventures, Toba Capital, Rothenberg Ventures, Lux Capital, Norwest Ventures and Lumia Capital. The

Interview with Justin Reed, CEO and Founder of C-Motive As Ph.D. students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Reed and his classmates Micah Erickson and Dan Ludois began work on creating the “lightest, most reliable, energy and cost-efficient electric motors and non-contact power transfer devices on the market today” with their company C-Motive. How did you […]


Ten Wisconsin-based companies will embark on a year of mentoring, business and financial consulting, as well as receive $10,000 after being named to FaB Wisconsin’s FaBcap accelerator’s inaugural class. The FaBcap program will provide the companies one-on-one training and mentoring from top industry experts, as well as a chance to pitch their ideas to investors […]


Greetings! As I move into my new role leading the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC’s) Division of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, I wanted to thank those of you who have provided encouragement and offer a few thoughts about future directions for our support of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurs and tech-based companies. For those of you that worked with my […]