WisBusiness: DWD official touts state's collaborative job training program
The lead administrator for Wisconsin’s “Fast Forward” program said Tuesday at a Wisconsin Innovation Network luncheon that using state funding to collaborate with businesses in training skilled workers helps to focus job-training efforts.
Madison Startups: Forkforce Raises $250K in Seed Funding
Forkforce can enhance its job platform for the service industry thanks to raising $250,000 in seed funding, the company announced.
JSOnline: Madison firm develops medical device to detect infections earlier
The path from scientific discovery to commercial enterprise is often long, usually challenging and, occasionally, strewn with doughnut crumbs. Or so it has been for the Madison team behind Isomark LLC, a nearly 9-year-old venture built on an intriguing idea — that the very breath we exhale can signal early warning of life-threatening infections.
WisBusiness: ‘Sproutr’ aims to grow volunteerism by engaging youth in service
Matching enthusiastic young people with volunteer opportunities that both interest them and maximize their skills is the aim of Kathleen End’s website, Sproutr. Sproutr was among the Top 52 entries in the 2014 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest.
WisBusiness: Kaliber Imaging's system assesses mobility of people who fall
Kaliber Imaging has developed a three-dimensional system to analyze patient mobility and work to prevent falls. Kaliber Imaging is a "Diligent Dozen" finalist in the 2014 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest.
Angel investor, economist David Ward named to academic post in UW System
University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross has named David J. Ward as interim senior vice president for academic and student affairs for the UW System.
WisBusiness: Tasso looks to offer easy, painless blood collection sampling
Tasso Inc. is working on a method to allow patients to draw blood and send samples to a lab in the convenience of their own home. Tasso was among the Top 25 entries in the 2014 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest.
Lt. Gov. Kleefisch: Protecting the knowledge that powers Wisconsin
From ag tourism to the Global Water Center to the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, we are attracting scientific interest from around the world for our innovation and invention across industries. These advances make protection of intellectual property an important policy priority for Wisconsin jobs.
WisBusiness: Virtual fitness software turns physical activity into a 3-D competition
A Wisconsin business is breathing new life into old cardio equipment, turning that neglected treadmill collecting dust and hangers into a revitalized workout system. WebRacing, a Top 25 entry in the 2014 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest, uses digital 3-D visual environments connecting new and used indoor cardio equipment wirelessly, transforming exercisers into avatars on screens in real time. .
WisBusiness: Mackie to receive highest honor in medical physics
Thomas "Rock" Mackie, director of medical engineering at the Morgridge Institute for Research, will receive the highest honor in the field of medical physics for his far-reaching contributions to medical imaging.
WisBusiness: Little Green Pencil aims to bring new dimension to golf
Little Green Pencil, a company founded in 2013 by Will Robus, Stuart McIntosh and Steve Ramig, aims to use text messaging and publicly available website to make golf outings as simple and as social as possible for everyone involved -- event participants, spectators, event planners and even the golf course itself. Little Green Pencil is in the Top 25 of the 2014 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest.
WSJ: Michigan’s Governor says state’s venture capital, tech sector is on the rise
Detroit’s financial problems have gotten a lot of attention in the past few years, but there is another economic story unfolding in Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder said. The state has become the high-tech hotbed of the Midwest, and has climbed from being 41st in the nation in terms of entrepreneurial activity and investing to the sixth-place spot in under a decade, the governor said.
State Journal: Robinson holds the key to a new pot of money for young companies
Greg Robinson left a cushy post with a venture capital firm in the mecca of IT magic, Silicon Valley, to steer a new fund aimed at giving a jump-start to promising young software companies in Wisconsin.
WisBusiness: Micro-machines could mean big business for UWM startup
A UW-Milwaukee startup is looking to make its mark with a product to boost research in a field known as microfluidics, which crosses disciplines ranging from engineering to biochemistry. Microfluidics involves operating with and manipulating systems involving minute volumes of fluids. E-Trap was a Top 52 entry in the 2014 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest.
JSOnline: JCI, UW open energy storage systems test lab in Madison
A new partnership between Johnson Controls and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will explore how the next generation of car batteries will fit into the nation's overall energy picture.
State Journal: Colorized 3D printing device wins Burrill biz plan contest
A student team that’s figured out how to inject color into plastic items made by 3-D printers took the top prize at the UW-Madison’s annual G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition.
WisBusiness: Disposable timer could be a nurse's best friend
The advance of technology translates into heavier, more complex workloads for nurses on the frontlines of medical care. To ease the burden, biomedical engineer Sarah Sandock has invented a simple, inexpensive, single-use timer that could be worn like a wristwatch to tell a nurse when to administer a drug or unhook a medical device.
Xconomy: Speed Dating - Wisconsin’s experiment to connect startups, big boys
Entrepreneurs can raise all the venture capital they want, but they know that in the long run, they don’t have a business without dollars flowing in from customers. That’s why the Tech Council organized its first “Tech Summit” April 7 at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha, WI.
Aver Informatics and Wellbe announce collaboration on episodic care analytics
Aver Informatics, Inc. and Wellbe, Inc. announced a collaboration at the Medical Informatics World conference to pair their two healthcare solutions to tackle the complexities of value-based episodes of care.
WSJ: Stratasys strengthens materials development capabilities
Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of additive manufacturing solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire certain assets of Wisconsin-based Interfacial Solutions.
WARF invests $150K in Isomark; money will support patient study of ‘Canary’
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has invested $150,000 in Isomark LLC, funding that will be used by the Madison-based firm to help support a 110-patient study of the company’s non-invasive “Canary” breath analyzer. The device is intended to provide early warnings of potentially deadly patient infections.
WisBusiness: Expert pushes clean technology connections
Wisconsin entrepreneurs interested in “cleantech” projects may feel a bit isolated from investors and support, but regional competitions and networking can help.
WisBusiness: PNL awarded $1M grant from the U.S. Dept. of Energy
Phoenix Nuclear Labs (PNL) announced that it was awarded a $1M grant from the Department of Energy (DoE) to design and build a high current negative hydrogen ion source.