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Badger Fund raises $10 million from private investors

The Badger Fund of Funds has raised more than $10 million from private investors, doubling the amount it needed to raise under state law....

Conservative think tank sues over state’s minimum markup law

A Michigan gas retailer is suing the state for a Great Depression-era law that bans retailers from selling products below their cost. The lawsuit...

Doyenne Group triples amount it sought for fund aimed at women and minority entrepreneurs

The Doyenne Group's Heather Wentler says it's "amazing" her group tripled the amount of money sought for a fund aimed at women and minority...

Feds say marketplace plans will remain affordable as insurers propose hikes

The feds are countering criticisms that Healthcare.gov plans will be too expensive for consumers next year. The feds’ contention that affordable plans will be...

Manitowoc Co. plant closing will affect 528 employees

The closure of a Manitowoc Co. crane manufacturing plant in its namesake city will affect about 528 employees, according to a layoff notice the...

Married couple’s startup helps others with end-of-life plans

When Michelle Braddock’s father died, she became embroiled in a process that would take her the better part of a year. Michelle and her husband,...

Milwaukee Tool sales up 20%

Osceola’s Bending Branches a dominant paddle maker

Nearly a quarter century ago, Minnesota canoe enthusiasts Dale Kicker and Ron Hultman were vexed by how canoe paddles often cracked on the ends...

Phoenix Nuclear Labs lands Army contracts worth $3.6 million

Phoenix Nuclear Labs has landed U.S. Army contracts totaling $3.6 million that will help the army detect defective munitions and find hidden explosives. The...

Polco CEO thrilled as he wins Pressure Chamber Pitch Night

Polco co-founder and CEO Nick Mastronardi says he’s thrilled his company won last night’s annual Pressure Chamber Pitch Night in Madison. “It’s amazing,” he...

Report finds ‘real growth’ in Madison tech, mixed picture for state

Madison’s high tech job growth far outpaced the national average, but Milwaukee’s was nearly stagnant, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution....

School district sues WiscNet over alleged overcharges

A school district is suing the nonprofit Internet provider WiscNet for allegedly overcharging for services and violating a Department of Administration contract. WiscNet, which...

State tech leaders say another dead-last startup ranking is ‘wake-up call’

Wisconsin tech leaders say the state’s failure to break out of its dead-last ranking in startup activity should be a “wake-up call” to policymakers....

Stratatech acquisition another ‘success story’ for Madison biotech industry

Madison-based Stratatech Corp. is getting acquired by the British pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt. Terms of the acquisition, which is expected to close this year, were...

Tesla lawyer tells Madison startups to expect ‘resistance’ from status quo

A UW-Madison alum who’s now a lawyer at Tesla Motors warned Madison startup leaders they’ll face a lot of resistance as they try to...

Uber Pitch brings entrepreneurs together with investors

Michael Dando wants to bring hip hop to Madison’s classrooms. And he’s planning a forum that brings together local teachers and students who already...

WIN panel urges keeping strong patent protections

The U.S. patent system has come under attack in recent years from opponents who say it kills innovation and stifles competition. Other critics charge...

WisBusiness: The Show – Kauffman Foundation researcher Evan Absher

Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. MADISON – This episode of...

WisBusiness: The Show – NeuWave Medical’s Dan Sullivan

Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. MADISON – This episode of...

Wisconsin ACOs see mixed performance last year

The accountable care organization tied to Independent Physicians Network, Inc. once again was the top ACO in the state, according to new federal data....

Zach Brandon: Madison’s health tech leaders should ‘brag’ about the area

Madison chamber President Zach Brandon says Epic’s growth in the Madison area is a “trend line, an anomaly.” Brandon said yesterday the Madison...
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