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Ian Abston

Deadline to enter the 2016 Gov's Business Plan Contest is 5 p.m. Jan. 31
The deadline to enter the BPC is 5 p.m. Jan. 31. The initial entry is only 250 words! Learn more at info sessions in Milwaukee (Jan. 14) and Madison (Jan. 20).

Chancellor Mone to unveil campus-wide innovation plans at Jan. 14 WIN-Milwaukee
UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone will unveil plans for campus-wide programs related to innovation, entrepreneurism and tech transfer.
Pre-registration is sold out. Walk-ins may be permitted as space allows.

Wisconsin’s energy portfolio: Finding the right mix at Jan. 20 Cleantech Network
Experts will discuss a range of generation and transmission options that could shape Wisconsin’s energy future.

Building a place where young professionals want to work, live at Jan. 26 WIN-Madison
Ian Abston, co-founder of NEWaukee and a leading advocate for “social architecture,” will discuss the role young professionals can play in developing stronger communities.

Company intern help available through UW-Madison course targeted at tech sector
Students skilled in marketing, writing, graphic design and social media will be available during the UW-Madison winter-spring semester through a course taught by Tom Still, president of the Tech Council.
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WisBusiness: Doctor’s startup aims to cut concussions with new Whitcomb Air Helmet
WisBusiness: Money eligible for tax credits under QNBV program would increase with new proposal
JSOnline: Startup companies are fueling new jobs in Wisconsin, according to new study
: AltusCampus offers online alternative to continuing medical education

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State Journal: Epic growth is gift that keeps giving
WisBusiness: Digsite’s ‘virtual focus groups’ help companies understand their customers
BizJournal: Epic Systems pays $46M to buy Mayo Clinic data center
State Journal: Madison startup Propeller Health is a ‘double black diamond’
Xconomy: This week’s Wisconsin watch list – Prune, Swallow Solutions and Corvisa
JSOnline: Loans from WWBIC increased 28 percent last year
WisBusiness: FloraSeq LLC looks to improve treatment for rare colon disease

State Journal: Cellular Dynamics reaches settlement with shareholders
WisBusiness: Northwest Enterprise Network aids entrepreneurs
WisBusiness: Water Council, UWM in White House roundtable on water innovation

WisBusiness: Wellbe, Kiio partner to improve outcomes in joint replacement
Xconomy: Wantable delivers growth in crowded sector

Xconomy: Somna Therapeutics grabs early Reza Band sales
Tech Council: Video captures millennial views on Wisconsin: Live, work, play

Release: State grant helps public schools equip fabrication laboratories
WisBusiness: SmartUQ helps companies dig into complex decisions

Still in JSOnline: Predicting what 2016 economy will become
Inside Wis: Wisconsin can move into the R&D passing lane with autonomous vehicles

Inside Wis: Computer sciences at UW-Madison expanding reach into Wisconsin economy
Inside Wis: Global energy debate hits home with plans for a gas-fired power plant in Wisconsin

Inside Wis: Holiday perks includes naughty, nice in state politics
Still in JSOnline: Economic summit tries to move Wisconsin past cheese hype

Inside Wis: Entrepreneurism should be statewide goal

Episode 158: Featuring interview with Rimas Buinevicius of Rowheels
Miss episodes in 2015?
What all the highlights here
Episode 157: Featuring interview with Jeff Ebel of Wisconsin River Business Angel
Monika Wingate, Digsite

Wisconsin video
Future Wisconsin Economic
Summit video

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Tom Still

Liz Schrum & Rimas Buinevicius

State Journal: Madison health IT startup, healthfinch, adds Chicago investors
WisBusiness: Madison’s healthfinch raises $7.5 million to automate physician tasks
JSOnline: Shine Medical Technologies raises $11.5 million in additional financing
JSOnline: BrightStar invests in 2 more Wisconsin companies
: Phoenix Nuclear Labs raises another $790,000
: WISC Partners to invest up to $1.5M in Rowheels
: Corvisa acquired by Silicon Valley’s ShoreTel for $8.5M
: HALO Report shows continued rise in valuations, deal sizes

: Capital Midwest raises $30M for third fund
BizWire: Smart Choice MRI raises $6.5M in growth capital

 Capital Midwest Fund

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 and lock in theses amazing 2016 membership benefits!

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations that have recently joined or renewed their WIN memberships
Individual Members
John Christenson
Nick Cray
Scott Dicks
Marc Eisen
Sara Garnett
Tolga Gulmen
Alan Hartman
Donald Higgins
Natalie Hinckley
Bruce Janda
Karl Koenig
Michael Kvalo
Sheila Long
Jim Michler
Roger Orlady
Peter Qian

Jeff Raymond
Craig Stanley
James Wigdale

BloodCenter of Wisconsin
BrightLife Innovations Domann-The Board Room
Eppstein Uhen Architects
Intrepid Wealth Partners
Kiio Inc.
Kollath CPA
Marvel Medtech LLC
Madison Gas & Electric
Microscopy Innovations
Milwaukee Institute

OEM Fabricators
Pendleton Legal
Revelation PR, Advertising & Social Media
UW-Madison, Dept. of Computer Sciences
Zurex Pharma


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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.

Serve as a judge or mentor:
If you are interested in serving as a judge or mentor for the 2016 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest, please let us know.

Jan. 14: WIN-Milwaukee & Biz Plan Contest Info Session
UWM Innovation Accelerator, Wauwatosa

Jan. 20: Cleantech Network Forum
Wisconsin Energy Institute, Madison

Jan. 20: Biz Plan Contest Info Session
Brocach (upstairs), Madison

Jan. 26: WIN-Madison
Sheraton Hotel, Madison

Jan. 31: Online entry deadline (5 p.m.)
Governor's Business Plan Contest

Feb. 5: Application deadline
Madworks Accelerator

Feb. 11: WIN-Northeast
Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton

Feb. 23: WIN-Madison
Sheraton Hotel, Madison

April 25: Wisconsin Tech Summit
GE Healthcare Institute, Waukesha

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

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