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‘Still more to do’ when it comes to modernizing energy grid

Ellen Nowak, chair of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission, says there’s “still more to do” when it comes to the state modernizing its energy...

Autonomous vehicle demonstration taking place this week

Wisconsin’s first-ever autonomous vehicle demonstration is taking place this week, with opportunities for interested parties to take a ride in a driverless passenger shuttle....

Bills relating to pharmaceuticals introduced in Senate and Assembly committees

Several bills relating to the administration, sale and treatment of pharmaceuticals have been introduced in Senate and Assembly committees. A bill from Sen. Duey...

Business, ag groups in Wisconsin calling for action on Health Insurance Tax

Wisconsin business and agriculture groups are calling on Congress to push back or repeal entirely a federal tax on health insurance plans due to...

Consumers in 60 Wisconsin counties will see ACA premium cuts of up to 42...

Health insurance premiums for ACA plans will be rising around the country next year, but tax credit-eligible consumers in 60 counties in Wisconsin will...

Data shows link between environmental factors and health outcomes

Kate Kingery, deputy director for community transitions at the UW Health Population Institute, draws a direct connection between environmental factors and health outcomes. “Where...

Exact Sciences’ biggest priority after Cologuard is lung cancer test

Exact Sciences CFO Jeff Elliott says the foundation laid with Cologuard will help bring to market other screening tools, such as a lung cancer...

Foxconn deal to raise state’s profile for venture investment

Ripple effects from the Foxconn deal will raise the state’s profile for venture investment, says Department of Administration Secretary Scott Nietzel. He spoke as...

Getting a head start in competitive construction business is Curate’s goal

In the construction industry, staying ahead of the competition is not always easy. Curate, a Madison-based startup, is looking to give general contractors and vendors...

HaloVino: A solution to the hurdles of outdoor wine consumption

Jessica Bell has seen the wine world from barrel to bar stool. After working at a winery in Spain, as a sommelier in New...

Health-focused partnership grows in La Farge

A health-focused partnership between Vernon Memorial and Organic Valley has grown in the past 11 years. Starting in 2006, Vernon Memorial began with on-site...

Innovation key to standing out in the crowd

Tamara Kleinberg, founder of GoToLaunchStreet.com, says innovation is key if new companies are to stand out in the crowd. And if innovation is lacking,...

Investors looking for companies led by experienced leaders

Bob Wood, co-manager for Wisconsin Investment Partners, says investors are looking for companies led by experienced leaders -- even if they’ve failed. “We don’t...

JangoBio sees hormone replacement therapy as key to ravages of aging

The degenerative brain disease associated with aging, Alzheimer’s, is a long-standing mystery in the medical world. With 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease...

Kleinberg: Only barrier to success is indifference

Tamara Kleinberg, the opening speaker for this year's Early Stage Symposium, says the only barrier to success for entrepreneurs is indifference. "I don't think...

Kobara Medical setting a new rhythm for cardiac pace-making

What started off as a therapeutic device has turned into an innovative product, offering an alternative to invasive cardiac rhythm management for people who...

Kwik Trip expanding Wisconsin operations

To support the opening of as many as 50 new stores a year, Kwik Trip is expanding operations in Wisconsin with support from the...

Madison startup aims to harness the power of the checklist

Be it individuals, families, students or businesses, it seems everyone has an endless “to-do” list. Without writing down the tasks one needs to complete...

Milwaukee film bigger than beer

A study of southeastern Wisconsin’s film industry shows it employs nearly five times as many people as the area’s beer manufacturers and distributors. In...

New method for improving success of gene editing technique

A team of researchers led by a UW-Madison biomedical engineering professor has published a method for significantly improving the success of gene editing with...

New WEDC report shows growth in supported entrepreneurs

A new report from WEDC shows companies supported by the agency’s entrepreneurship programs generated over $385 million in capital in 2016 -- a 17...

Novel fermentation process taps industry waste, saves resources

A 2007 report by the United Nations Environment Programme forecast the complete destruction of Indonesia’s forests by 2022 due to deforestation for palm oil,...

Partnership cuts workers’ comp and OSHA claims

To find a good example of proactive wellness activities leading to lower organizational health care costs, look no further than ThedaCare At Work. This...

Pitches at Early Stage Symposium cover wide-ranging business models

Early Stage Symposium attendees who sat in on the Tech Council Investor Networks track heard pitches ranging from a method for sourcing palm oil...

Saris bike rack company going strong, manufacturing in Madison

When Chris Fortune and his wife, Sara, bought the Madison-based Graber bike rack company nearly 30 years ago, they vowed to keep making the...

Startups set to present innovative ideas at Early Stage Symposium

What started off as a therapeutic device has turned into an innovative product, offering an alternative to invasive cardiac rhythm management for people who...

State adds more detailed job creation benchmarks to proposed contract with Foxconn

The state added more detailed job creation benchmarks to its proposed contract with Foxconn along with a provision that would make company Chairman and...

Study finds evidence of yoga reducing frequency of falls

A new study has found evidence of yoga classes reducing the frequency of falls, a public health issue with major impacts in Wisconsin. This...

TherVoyant strives to improve surgeon experience with MRI scanners

Brain surgery is a tedious and daunting job. With one slip of the hand or miscalculation, a neurosurgeon can easily do great damage. Seven years ago,...

Top-of-mind awareness key for business, says social media expert

Spencer Smith, a social media consultant, speaker and author, says the goal in business "is not to be the most talented person." "You don't...

UW-Madison study reveals biomarkers for Ebola

A new study from a team led by UW-Madison researchers has discovered new biomarkers that could help distinguish fatal Ebola infections from non-fatal ones....

Want to solve a problem quickly? Have a “chat” with DataChat’s robots

When any firm comes to a road block during its project, it’s often very difficult to quickly solve the issue before the deadline. Jignesh Patel,...

WisBusiness: The Podcast with Kristin Gilkes, executive director for the Customers First Coalition

This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Kristin Gilkes, executive director for the Customers First Coalition. She discusses the importance of having all...

WisBusiness: The Show – Allen Dines of Wisc Partners

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

Wisconsin shines in health tech but remains overlooked in startup funding

Wisconsin’s wealth of talent and experience in health care technology sets it apart from other parts of the country, but it still remains underserved...

Wisconsin water tech leaders in China for ‘sponge cities’ conferences

Wisconsin water tech leaders are in China this week for two conferences focusing on ‘sponge cities,’ an effort started in 2015 to capture and...
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