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

Gener8tor Accelerator Announces Latest Class of Startups


Since its inception in 2012, gener8tor, which has locations in Madison, Milwaukee and Minneapolis, has helped fund and guide 42 startups around the country. Earlier in October, the accelerator announced six new startups that will join its program’s ranks. The accelerator opens up its 12-week course to five or six new companies from around the

In recent years, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has seen a growing volume of startup activity. The city, which is home to the world headquarters of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and renowned academic institutions, is quickly becoming a growing innovation hub for a variety of industries, including aerospace and information technology. To help fuel this activity, the Greater […]


Entrepreneurship and innovation prosper when given the funding and support to grow, but securing that funding can often cause headaches for startups. Federal funding for research or product development is a great way to supplement growth initiatives if private funding or local resources can’t fulfill all of a startup’s needs. Not sure where to look […]


Between doubling its employee count in the last 60 days and raising $6 million in Series B funding (with $5 million from investors and $1 million through Silicon Valley Bank), Madison startup, EatStreet, is a young company that has exploded onto the food ordering service scene. Founded in 2010 by UW-Madison graduates Matt Howard, Alex Wyler and Eric […]


Madison-based Stratatech Corp., a leader in regenerative medicine, continues to receive funding to support the clinical and manufacturing development of its skin treatment products. Most recently, Stratatech was awarded the coveted U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) contract for StrataGraft® skin tissue, the company’s skin replacement product […]