Wisconsin Innovation Awards Competition Announces Finalists


Thirty-five companies and nonprofits will advance to the final stage of the 2016 Wisconsin Innovation Awards (WIA) as they try to prove that they are among the state’s top visionaries and trendsetters. Finalists comprise fuel and engine innovations, medical devices, biotechnology companies, food delivery and classroom fundraising services, among others. The finalists were selected out

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student entrepreneurs were named the winners of the UW-Extension’s inaugural Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). The team represented Wisconsin at the International Business Model Competition May 1-3 in Utah, where they competed against top student entrepreneurs from around the world. The team is made up […]


Victory Spark, a Milwaukee-based accelerator program for veteran entrepreneurs, is taking applications for its summer business workshop through April 29. The 12-week accelerator program provides hands-on training for veterans looking to launch or grow their business ventures. Victory Spark will also offer grants to startups that successfully complete the program. Backed by the Global Entrepreneurship […]


Ten teams of University of Wisconsin student entrepreneurs will compete Saturday, April 5, in the inaugural Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament for a chance to represent the state at the International Business Model Competition in May, where $100,000 in awards will be distributed to top teams. Teams from UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Oshkosh will […]


The BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. investment committee has authorized the funding of its first three early stage Wisconsin companies. The Milwaukee-based foundation will provide investments to Engineered Propulsion Systems Inc., New Richmond; Stemina Biomarker Discovery Inc., Madison; and 425 Inc., Mount Pleasant. These initial investments total more than $250,000. The selected early stage companies were […]