QNBV companies have a record year in 2016

09/01/17

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 […]

The recent Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference kicked off with a reassuring message: Wisconsin is truly establishing itself as a destination for entrepreneurship. This was further evidenced by the opening plenary session, “Flyover Land No More,” which featured seven Wisconsin-based investors representing relatively new funds.