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Dear readers, December 2018

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Sincerely, 

Tom Still, president



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Jan. 9, 2019 BPC Info Session (Madison)

Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at The Coliseum Bar in Madison to learn more about the 2019 Business Plan Contest. Tom Still,Tech Council president, Mark EhrmannQuarles & Brady and Tech Council board member, along with last year's Grand Prize winner Mehrdad Arjmand of NovoMoto, will offer an overview of the contest and the benefits of participating, as well as answer attendees’ questions.  
Register for the free #GovsBizPlan event here. 


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Economic 'Opportunity Zones' incentives topic at Jan. 10 Tech Council event in Wauwatosa

How can Wisconsin benefit from having parts of 44 counties, 60 municipalities and two tribal reservations designated as federal "Opportunity Zones?" This program provides an avenue for investors to spur development in Wisconsin's low-income, high-poverty areas. Panelists will include Jon Lancaster, managing director at Lancaster Investments and Brenda Graat, senior manager at Baker Tilly. The event will take place at UW-Milwaukee's Innovation Accelerator. Click here to learn more and register


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Jan. 10, 2019 BPC Info Session (Milwaukee)

Immediately following the event is a second free 
Governor’s Business Plan Contest 2019 info session featuring veteran judge Kalpa Vithalani of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Lorne Forsythe of Shockray Self Defense, one of four top plans in 2018. Vithalani and Forsythe will offer an overview of the contest and the benefits of participating. Click here to learn more and register.

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Telling the story of how healthcare quality can help build a strong economy while better connecting young tech-based businesses with the state's leading healthcare providers are among the missions of the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum. Activities will include sharing best practices and innovations through events, publications and roundtables, connecting emerging high-tech companies with providers; and using compelling stories and examples to connect with policymakers and the news media. Click here to read the full article.


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Week of December 17


NVCA Blog: We need to update the definition of a VC, here’s why
Madison.com: Foxconn announces 1st-round winners in Smart Cities/Smart Futures contest
Wisconsin State Journal: Weather data startup Understory prepares for big expansion

Week of December 10

Release: WARF, WiSys portfolios available for ‘browsing’ by tech, industry shoppers
Milwaukee Business Journal: Most promising startup in the Milwaukee area? You be the judge
Wisconsin State Journal: Madison’s tech sector growth has ‘strong momentum,’ Brookings expert says
Isthmus: Man with a plan
JSOnline: The story behind Wisconsin’s SwanLeap, the fastest growing company in America
Wisconsin Hospital Association: A new workforce report includes a series of recommendations for how the state can continue caring for its rapidly aging population.
WisBusiness: The Podcast: with Dr. Tim Bartholow, chief medical officer for WEA Trust.
BusinessWire: Understory unveils “Atmosphere” first ground-truth municipal technology
InBusiness: Funding Wisconsin’s future innovators
WisBusiness
: The Podcast with Paul Jirovetz and Michael Terrill for DevCodeCamp
Xconomy: Wisconsin Watchlist: Gravy, Semba, Steamchain, OnCourse, GenoPalate

WPR: Event at Lambeau Field showcases student research on new antibiotics
WisBusiness: Voxello overcoming patient communication barriers with the ‘noddle’ device
BizTimes
: Milwaukee startup SteamChain completes $2.7 million seed round
WisBusiness: Aker Technologies develops crop diagnostics tools to boost yields
WisconsinINNO: Madison startup helps keep the elderly at home longer

Milwaukee Business Journal: Company uses drones, Bluetooth to gather traffic data across Wisconsin
WisBusiness.com: Stratafolio helps take guesswork out of real estate decisions

Week of December 3

Xconomy: WI Syndication Group seeks more investor team-ups to spur big exits
WisBusiness: The Podcast with Erin Tenderholt, co-founder of Blexx, winner of the Elevator Pitch Olympics
JSOnline: Foxconn subsidiaries in Indiana are laying off workers after report that company is cutting costs
JSOnline: Sherman Phoenix rises from wreckage of 2016 unrest as showcase of entrepreneurship
Milwaukee Business Journal: With new technology in hand, UWM students build school’s own cryptocurrency
UW-News: Business Badgers make a splash at Early Stage Symposium
Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee entrepreneur’s technology automates drive-through ordering
PRNewswire: Nationwide asthma study from Propeller Health demonstrates clear link between air pollution and rescue inhaler use
BizTimes: gener8tor7 expanding to Canada
WisBusiness: Companies driving down opioid prescriptions while overdoses are on the rise
WisBusiness: Milwaukee startup delivering gasoline directly to vehicles

Week of November 26

WisBusiness: Virtue Solutions aims to improve care for elderly through wearable device
Wisconsin State Journal: StartingBlock seeks applicants for new ‘Social Impact Initiative’
CapTimes: Small miracle: Stem cells drive research and entrepreneurship in Madison
UW News: EatStreet snaps up campus award for entrepreneurship
CapTimes: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Wisconsin preaches the power of vulnerability, confidence
WisBusiness: PhylloTech offers new plant protein production system, highlighted by NSF
WisBusiness: GrowthChart could be the teacher’s new best friend


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TOM STILL'S INSIDE WISCONSIN COLUMNS:

12/15/18  InsideWis: The late Bill Kraus defined what it meant to be a citizen of Wisconsin
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12/06/18  InsideWis: Computer science education taking many routes as workforce needs grow
11/29/18  InsideWis: Gene-modified babies violate scientific ethics and process
11/21/18  InsideWis: Wisconsin R&D figures reflect strengths – and some challenges


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WISBUSINESS: THE SHOW:
 
12/17/18 Episode 217: Covers Tech Metrics, Tom Still commentary on the National Science Foundation in Wisconsin and interview with Mike Partsch, chief venture officer at Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

11/28/18 Episode 216: Covers Tech Metrics, Tom Still commentary on the Early Stage Symposium and interview with Andy Walker, partner at Rock River Capital Partners


 
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Wisconsin State Journal: Japanese company invests $3 million in Madison-based Semba Biosciences
Milwaukee Business Journal: Silicon Pastures wants to educate angel investor community
Milwaukee Business Journal: Northwestern Mutual among investors in startup’s $2.7 million funding round
Release: Rock River Capital Partners makes first investment

Bloomberg: University of Wisconsin ordered to pay ex-partner $32 million
BusinessWire: ResMed to acquire Propeller Health for $225 million
BizTimes Milwaukee: Fetch Rewards raises $8 million round
WisconsinINNO: Meet the founder of TAI Diagnostics, one of Milwaukee’s most-funded startups
Release: Midwest-based startup GenoPalate raises growth funding round
Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee inventor nabs $10,000 for placing first at Cultivator accelerator
PRNewswire: SHINE and Deerfield close $150 million financing commitment to support diagnostic and therapeutic medical isotope manufacturing
BizTimes Milwaukee: Titan Spine raises $16.7 million
BusinessWire: Understory secures $7.5 million in new funding to power global expansion of weather network
Madison Startups: Rebate Bus nets $500,000 investment

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