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 News, events and programming from the Wisconsin Technology Council
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Still and Senator Baldwin

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Visit with Senator Johnson

Tech Council's Still visits DC to advocate for tech sector as part of CompTIA Fly-In
Tech Council President Tom Still joined the CompTIA DC Fly-In Feb. 8-10 to advocate for IT sector priorities on Capitol Hill during the association’s annual fly-in to Washington, D.C. Still visited seven out of the state's 10 Congressional offices.

Bits, bytes and business: UW-Madison ‘Comp Sci’ links to industry is topic at WIN-MSN

The Feb. 23 WIN meeting in Madison will explore the work of the UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences and its ties to business and industry.

Innovation in self-driving vehicles set to roll as topic for March 10 WIN-MKE

Can Wisconsin build on its history of automotive innovation to become a hub for self-driving vehicles? Learn more from expert panelists at the March 10 WIN-Milwaukee meeting.

Deadline for student entries in the Wisconsin YES youth biz plan contest is April 4
The contest is open to middle and high school students in the state. The initial entry is only 250 words. Individual students and teams can enter at

Third annual Wisconsin Tech Summit to be held April 25 at GE Healthcare Institute
Large firms, such as GE Healthcare, Rockwell Automation, HP, BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Dedicated Computing and more, will meet with emerging companies to explore possible business partnerships during the day-long event. Application process for emerging companies to open soon - stay tuned!
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Release: Nominations sought for the Governor’s New Product Awards by Feb. 15
Release: Wisconsin ‘solar’ industry employs ‘over’ 1,900
State Journal: UW-Madison researchers to study Zika virus in monkeys
Release: MadREP & Urban League to host Economic Development & Diversity Summit May 9
: $570M to be used for faster rural Internet

receives top research rating from Carnegie
Madison Startups: Propeller Health to collaborate with Humana
Madison Startups: Curds on the Whey
Release: Tom Still joins panel at Gov’s Conference on Economic Development
JSOnline: Texas refinery company invests in Virent’s renewable fuel technology
WisBusiness: Exact Sciences suing Humana over unpaid claims
WisBusiness: Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals announces Jermasek as CEO
WisBusiness: U.S. growth city No. 4, the buzz over Madison continues to grow
WisBusiness: New Wisconsin crowdfunding platform plans expansion
MadisonStartups: Telematic to join insurance accelerator
WisBusiness: EatStreet partners with UberRUSH to improve food delivery in Chicago
WalletHub: 2016’s best and worst metro areas for STEM professionals
WisBusiness: Millennials poised to take over, expert says
JSOnline: Enterprising brothers run inner city innovation technology workshops
JSOnline: Epic Systems founder Judy Faulkner plans to give billions to charity
JSOnline: Madison called a top area for tech professionals
JSOnline: Johnson Controls merges with Tyco International; company to be based in Ireland
JSOnline: Epic Systems soars with transition to electronic health records
JSOnline: Fujifilm hopes Madison company’s cells will help it change the world
WisBusiness: Keeping the jobs in Madison after a tech acquisition not a sure thing
JSOnline: Marquette, Aurora to partner on $120M athletic research center
Release: HealthMyne receives FDA clearance for its imaging analytics software
NerdWallet: Best cities for young entrepreneurs
BizTimes: UWM remains committed to research, chancellor says

Inside Wis: Immigration reform elusive in election year, but inevitable for economy
JSOnline: UWM’s Mark Mone strikes upbeat tone, touts research as core mission
Inside Wis: There’s still time in legislative session to address economic growth bills
Still in JSOnline: Business Plan Contest winners find success down the road
Inside Wis: Repeal nuclear moratorium – but don’t expect new power plants in Wisconsin
Inside Wis: Campus entrepreneurism moves from fad to fixture for students, faculty

Episode 159: Featuring interview with Arjun Sanga of WiSys
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Doug Jermasek,
Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals

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Ian Abston @ WIN-MSN

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Tom Still, Tech Council

Episode 159
Arjun Sanga, WiSys
WisBusiness: Phoenix Nuclear Labs looks to expand medical isotopes products
: ThedaCare invests in Smart Choice MRI

: GymDandy looks to become Airbnb for athletic spaces

BizOpinion: Dairy industry looks to angels
WisBusiness: Madison ranked 14th in world in 2012 for venture capital invested per capita
CapTimes: Madison startups to watch in 2016

: Engineering Propulsion Systems raises $3.6M for more efficient airplane engine
JSOnline: Fertility app maker BluDiagnostics raises $1.2M in debt funding
JSOnline: Centrose LLC and Kiio Inc. raise outside funding
JSOnline: Ebullient Inc. raises $2.3M in investments
JSOnline: Wisconsin companies raised $87.8M of venture capital in 2015
Xconomy: Ebullient snags $2.3M for computer cooling tech
WisBusiness: Gener8tor, WIP named most active Midwest investors in 2015
Katie Brenner
Katie Brenner,

Wis Investment Partners
Wisconsin Innovation Network membership:
Experience for yourself why WIN has been a Tech Council tradition for more than 13 years.
With more than two dozen events annually, you'll expand your network while learning from top-notch speakers. When you become a WIN member, your membership applies to all chapters, statewide. With five different types of membership, you and/or your company will be sure to find a membership that fits your business goals. Join today!

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations that have recently joined or renewed their WIN memberships
Individual Members
Todd Boehm
Alicia Bork
Tracy Flood
Dave Hynek
Paul Kronberger
Greg Mattlin
Peter Qian
Rowland Randall
David Scholtens

Corporate Members
4490 Ventures
Arrowhead Research Corp.
Capitol Bank
Dedicated C
HP Enterprise Servic
Influence Health
Midwest Prototyping
SHINE Medical Technologies
Singularity Inc.
Symphony Corp.


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Wisconsin Angel Network membership:
Your $750 WAN membership entitles you to one free pass to both major conferences (Entrepreneurs' Conference and Early Stage Symposium), as well as regular WIN events. Thank you to BrightStar Wisconsin for renewing their WAN membership this month!

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Serve as a judge in the Wisconsin YES contest:
If you are interested in serving as a judge for the 2016 Wisconsin YES youth business plan contest, please let us know.

Feb. 15: Nomination deadline for Gov's New Product Awards

Feb. 23: WIN-Madison
Sheraton Hotel, Madison

March 10: WIN-Milwaukee
UWM Innovation Accelerator, Wauwatosa

March 22: WIN-Madison
Sheraton Hotel, Madison
​April 20: Cleantech Network forum
Wisconsin Energy Institute, Madison

April 25: Wisconsin Tech Summit
GE Healthcare Institute, Waukesha

May 5-7: Biotech & The Law Global Conference
Monona Terrace, Madison

May 9: Economic Development & Diversity Summit (MadREP)
Monona Terrace, Madison

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