HATCH to spawn enterprise in central Wisconsin

06/21/17

Central Wisconsin could be the birthplace of the country's next high-tech business innovation. That's one possible outcome for HATCH, a new competition for entrepreneurs to make community connections and earn $2,000 in start-up funds. HATCH, is geared to business ideas that can scale up to a national level.

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 […]

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 […]

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.