Arbré Tech and Caboosee tie for first place in HATCH startup competition


A crowd full of entrepreneurs, creatives, business professionals, organizers and investors gathered for the HATCH final on Thursday night in Stevens Point as part of Wisconsin Startup Week. The startup competition run by NEWaukee and BrightStar Foundation aims to convert promising ideas into business plans that launch new companies. Each finalist had five minutes to

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.
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For the sixth year, Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, and the Rise of the Rest team are touring the nation looking to invest in passionate entrepreneurs with startups that can change the world. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, Case and Rise of the Rest will be stopping in Green Bay as part of […]

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the upcoming Pressure Chamber event as part of Forward Fest in August. Created three years ago, Pressure Chamber is an opportunity for Madison-area companies to gain valuable exposure to investors and the region’s business community. The event promotes new and emerging companies and strengthens […]