Madison-based Silatronix develops groundbreaking technology for better batteries


From cell phones and electric vehicles to military equipment and citywide power grids, the world’s reliance on battery power is widespread. As total global battery capacity has more than doubled since 2010, companies like Silatronix are working to make batteries safer and more efficient. Silatronix was founded in 2007 by Robert Hamers and Robert West,

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 […]


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 […]


Launching a startup, by nature, involves a steep learning curve. Whether it’s trekking across the nation and sifting through options for legal counsel, or contacting insurance providers to get advice for insuring a new business, newly launched companies often waste valuable time and money because they’re in need of professional advice, but don’t know where to look. In […]

Jake Bartnicki, Business Development at [m]pirik Jake Bartnicki, head of business development at [m]pirik, recently shared how the Milwaukee-based orthopedic technology firm was founded and how he got his start in the industry. Since its founding in 2010 as Medical Companion, the company has pioneered methods of improving patients’ experiences and outcomes using software to simplify patient […]