Support innovation: shop Wisconsin startups this holiday season


This holiday season, you can support Wisconsin startups by shopping locally. By supporting startups, you are contributing to entrepreneurial ecosystems that invest in the power and potential of Wisconsin entrepreneurs. Kick start your holiday shopping with these entrepreneurial gift ideas.

Calling all innovators: contest seeks next big idea


The 15th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is now open for entries. The contest helps connect innovators throughout the state with resources, mentoring and prospective sources of capital, to help boost Wisconsin’s startup environment and encourage entrepreneurs to set up shop in Wisconsin.

We recently spoke with Jessica Bell, inventor and owner of HaloVino, who makes stackable, recyclable, reusable and dishwasher-safe plastic wine tumblers that combine the cost and convenience of plastic cups with the taste and experience associated with wine glasses. Q: Tell me about yourself and the company’s history? A: I started as an investment banker, […]