Rise in degree numbers in STEM fields is good news for Wisconsin’s startup scene

04/05/17

The number of graduates from Wisconsin higher education institutions who are completing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields has been rising in recent years—a trend that bodes well for the state’s startup scene, according to Aaron Hagar, vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. “STEM talent is crucial
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Milwaukee offers the complete package for startups and their employees

03/20/17

Where can you find a booming startup scene, a strong legacy of innovation and a great quality of life combined with short commutes to work? Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The state’s largest city has been turning heads in recent months for its inviting atmosphere and support for young companies. Milwaukee is no stranger to high-tech businesses and
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They say the best ideas happen over a round of beers with friends, so it’s no surprise that Milwaukee and the surrounding areas are becoming a hub for great disruptive ideas. From legal and health software platforms that strive to make the jobs of industry professionals easier, to development companies that build apps and solutions […]

Agriculture, manufacturing and tourism are the “Holy Trinity” of the Wisconsin economy and may always be so, given the state’s tradition of excellence in all three sectors. Technology increasingly drives each of those sectors, however, and is slowly building an impressive standing of its own in terms of the jobs and value it adds to the Wisconsin economy.

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.