Wisconsin Technology Network: Moves Operations

Mike Klein
WTN Founder/President
[email protected]
(608) 310-6018

Chris Armstrong
Director, Avante Properties
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(608) 294-4086

New location aids in connecting Wisconsin biotech and life sciences to the world

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Technology Network (WTN), the region’s leading business-to-business source for news, commentary and analysis for technology and life science industries, recently moved to new offices in the New Venture Center in Fitchburg.

WTN’s new location, 5520 Nobel Dr., Suite 175, will accommodate the company’s growth as it adds new staff and expands into new market opportunities. The New Venture Center, a key part of the Fitchburg Technology Campus, is a highly flexible facility designed to meet the needs of high-tech companies as diverse as biotechs and business service providers.

“WTN’s proximity to cutting-edge healthcare, information technology and biotech companies will be an asset as we look to develop new content for the more than 50,000 web visitors monthly that rely on the information we provide,” said Mike Klein, WTN’s founder and president. “With 25% of our readership being international, we connect Wisconsin with the world. Our new headquarters will allow us to continue to launch new media properties and conferences not just in Wisconsin, but for our planned expansion into new markets.”

“We are delighted to welcome WTN to the New Venture Center,” said Chris Armstrong, director of development and commercial leasing for Avante Properties and the Fitchburg Technology Campus. “WTN is the state’s premier online technology news destination. The Campus and our tenants are avid users of WTN News. They use it to stay in touch with Wisconsin’s evolving technology landscape.”

In December, WTN celebrated its third anniversary, marking continued advancement as a company and as part of the Wisconsin technology and business community. Here’s where you may have seen WTN before:

* WTN News, a statewide source for business news, analysis and commentary that helps bring the business community together around technology issues. http://wistechnology.com

* Fusion CEO-CIO Symposium, the one forum for both business leaders and IT professionals that prepare them to be more effective in today’s world of increased regulations, unexpected threats, and increasing 24/7 global competition. http://fusion2006.com

* Digital Healthcare Conference, which brings together experts in healthcare delivery, technology and the law to improve understanding of the complex issues driving the adoption of information technology. http://dhc2006.com

WTN is moving from Network 222, a business incubator two blocks from the state Capitol that helped the company grow through its first three years. Its new building is home to Platypus Technologies and Kegonsa Partners, and is minutes away from companies such as Berbee and Promega.

SupraNet, an Internet service provider headquartered on the west side of Madison since 1994, has made WTN an anchor tenant for its SecureOn service. SecureOn is a rapidly installed T1 line with security surveillance, a managed firewall and premium technical support. SupraNet also co-locates WTN’s web server.