Federal Programs Can Help Fill in Funding Gaps


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

Getting constituents to take a more active role in public policy is a tall order. Between increasingly busy schedules and potentially inconvenient meeting times or locations, it can be almost impossible to get an accurate picture of how voters feel about certain topics, above the few voices heard regularly. That’s where Madison-based Polco comes in. The company […]

WI Innovation Awards

Ten of Wisconsin’s most innovative companies were honored at the 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards in Madison on Aug. 16. The winners were judged by a panel of 17 industry experts from around the state, in 10 categories including education, biotechnology, software and manufacturing. Winners, chosen from 180 nominees, represented small, medium and large companies around […]


Big ideas can spring up at any time, regardless of availability of funds. Unfortunately, far too often these ideas cannot be realized because the entrepreneurs behind them don’t have sufficient capital to launch a business. Kiva City Milwaukee is working to alleviate this problem by linking business ideas with the money necessary to launch them. […]


The Forward Festival, Madison’s seventh annual flagship technology and entrepreneurship festival, put on “by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs,” is set to kick off Aug. 18. Offering more than 40 events over the course of eight days, this year’s festival is projected to attract more than 2,000 attendees from across the state. The festival celebrates Wisconsin’s innovative […]