11 communities receive funding to expand entrepreneurial resources statewide


From small-town boutiques to high-tech health care companies, entrepreneurs and the companies they create are vital to the success of Wisconsin’s economy. However, to cultivate a thriving startup ecosystem, attention is required not just on the state level but the local level. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC’s) new Entrepreneurship Support pilot program offers support
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Calling All Innovators: Governor’s Business Plan Contest Now Open for Entries


The 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is open for entries, from now until Jan. 31, 2017. The contest helps connect innovators throughout the state with resources, mentoring and prospective sources of capital to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage to set up shop in Wisconsin. Finalists receive more than $100,000 in cash and

For physicians and nurses time is valuable. And in today’s world of medical charting and other routine and repeatable tasks, more of their time is being taken away from direct patient care. That’s where healthfinch comes in. The company pioneered applications and platform software to take care of these routine tasks to free up care […]


Hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors from across the state and beyond will gather in Madison for the annual Wisconsin Early-Stage Symposium, Nov. 16 and 17, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. The event brings together some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs to network, learn from, and interact with angel and venture investors […]

WI Innovation Awards

Ten of Wisconsin’s most innovative companies were honored at the 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards in Madison on Aug. 16. The winners were judged by a panel of 17 industry experts from around the state, in 10 categories including education, biotechnology, software and manufacturing. Winners, chosen from 180 nominees, represented small, medium and large companies around […]