Wisconsin Technology Council: Economic stimulus bill in Legislature is topic at Jan. 26 WIN-Madison meeting

State legislation aimed at spurring Wisconsin’s tech-based economy will be the topic at the Jan. 26 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Madison.

The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Madison’s John Nolen Drive. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for WIN members, $25 for BPC participants, $35 for non-members; $10 for students and included with WIN corporate memberships. To register, go to http://www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.

The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance has unanimously approved Senate Bill 409, which will expand existing angel investment and early stage seed investment tax credits, create a post-secondary education tax credit for businesses, support technology transfer efforts throughout the University of System, provide incentives to reopen shuttered factories for renewable energy projects and more.

The Connecting Opportunity, Research and Entrepreneurship bill, or CORE jobs act, is scheduled for a vote by the full Senate. To learn more, visit the Tech Council newsroom.

Panelists will include Maliyakal John, managing director of WiSys Technology Foundation; Chad Sorenson, president and co-founder of Sologear LLC; Sen. Julie Lassa, D-Stevens Point, and Rep. Patricia Strachota, R-West Bend. Lassa is a principal author of the bill and Strachota is a ranking Republican on the Assembly’s economic development committee. Tech Council President Tom Still will moderate.

WIN is the membership subsidiary of the Wisconsin Technology Council, the independent, non-profit science and tech policy advisers to the governor and the Legislature. To join WIN, go to http://www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or contact Liz Schrum at 608-442-7557, ext. 27 or [email protected].


Gina Leahy

Wisconsin Technology Council

(608) 442-7557

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