New Program will Help Military Veterans Find Success as Entrepreneurs


In a time when thousands of veterans are returning home and finding jobs, they are vastly underrepresented among the ranks of entrepreneurs. But a new initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, spearheaded by veterans, is hoping to change that by helping fellow veterans grow high-tech startups. Michael Ertmer, a five-year veteran of the U.S. Army

With assistance from the Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC), Tasso, Inc., located in downtown Madison, recently received $2.3 million in federal funding for commercialization. The medical device company develops HemoLink™, a pain-free and convenient method to acquire blood samples from patients. Dr. Erwin Berthier, Dr. Ben Casavant and Ben Moga developed the technology while they […]


The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) recently partnered to form Discovery to Product (D2P), which focuses on entrepreneurship and collaboration to move UW-Madison-inspired technology and innovation to market. We sat down with D2P Director John Biondi to learn more about the initiative and his role managing the project. Biondi is […]


The University of Wisconsin Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic is offering free legal advice to Wisconsin entrepreneurs and small business owners, helping them realize their potential. At the clinic, experienced law school students collaborate with Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and more than a dozen of the state’s leading law firms. The […]


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 […]