Column: Bringing startups’ ideas to market; spotlight on the Center for Technology Commercialization


To launch a successful technology startup, entrepreneurs are often faced with a series of challenges. They must secure funding, create a business plan and tap professional resourcing, all while developing and prototyping their product or service. Fortunately for early-stage companies in Wisconsin, the Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) is available to help entrepreneurs with these efforts.
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Madison-based Exact Sciences’ premier product, Cologuard, was recently featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt as a non-invasive precursor and alternative to colonoscopies. Since colon cancer is one of the most preventable, yet least diagnosed forms of cancer in the U.S., Exact Sciences created Cologuard as part of its mission to eradicate the disease. The […]


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 […]


The recently released 2015 Wisconsin Bioscience Economic Development Report confirmed the state’s status as a powerhouse in the bioscience industry, reporting $27 billion in total economic output and nearly 36,000 people employed across the state. The findings of the report, created by BioForward, were debuted at the 2015 Wisconsin Bioscience Summit in Madison on Sept. 16. […]