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The Tech Council Current
 News, events and programming from the Wisconsin Technology Council
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Evan Absher,
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Nation’s leading ‘think tank’ on startups to present at Entrepreneurs’ Conference
Is Wisconsin really the nation’s worst state for business startups? If so, what policies and strategies would help the state move out of the cellar? Those questions and more will be answered by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference June 8. Also, see an earlier news release on Erik Iverson, the incoming director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, who will speak the morning of June 8.

Health innovation in the Fox Valley: ‘First Look’ at UW-Oshkosh startups at May 12 WIN-Northeast
Three examples of health startups from the UW-Oshkosh Alta Resources Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will be highlighted during a “First Look” forum within the Thursday, May 12, meeting of the Tech Council’s Wisconsin Innovation Network in northeast Wisconsin.

From lab to marketplace: Stem cell research after 20 years is topic of May 24 WIN-Madison
It has been 20 years since Dr. James Thomson and other researchers at the UW-Madison set out on a course to isolate human embryonic stem cells. How that breakthrough is helping human health and fostering new companies will be discussed at the May 24 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Madison.

Twenty-five entries advance to second phase in ‘Wisconsin YES!’ youth biz plan contest
A statewide panel of judges have selected 25 entries to advance to Phase 2 of Wisconsin YES!, a youth business plan contest for students in middle school and high school.

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TECH COUNCIL NEWS SERVICE:
Release: Bunker Labs now accepting applications for 14-week seed accelerator
WisBusiness
: Encouraging connections crucial to inclusive Madison economy
JSOnline
: New WARF leader to make first public appearance
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WisBusiness
: Ziegler and Salm win 2016 Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards

JSOnline
: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek law firm to combine with Husch Blackwell
WisBusiness
: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek’s Eberle says merger ‘made a lot of sense’
WIHealth News
: SHINE aims to fight shortages of radioisotope needed in medical imaging
WisBusiness
: FaB Wisconsin accelerator takes new approach to developing startups
Release
: NovaScan wins 2016 PROPEL Business Plan Competition in Chicago
WisBusiness
: AOL’s Steve Case says Madison ‘is on the rise’
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: GrocerKey looking for Woodman’s partnership to boost online offerings
JSOnline
: Jury awards $940 million to Epic Systems in suit against Tata Consultancy
JSOnline
: Cyber criminals target Wisconsin manufacturers for secrets, harm
JSOnline
: Marks finds the ‘Blue Ocean’
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: YPWeek aims to attract, retain young professionals
Release
: UW-Madison student startup NonoMoto wins Clean Energy Trust Challenge
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: Wisconsin workforce, economic development praised at student research event
Email Privacy Act
clears key committee vote in Congress


INSIDE WISCONSIN:
Inside Wis: Revisiting some recent topics – Solar energy, WARF, academic R&D and business plans
Still in JSOnline
: Wisconsin needs to keep pace with the ‘Internet of Things’
Inside Wis
: Finding the right energy mix of Wisconsin increasingly involves solar
Inside Wis
: Taking ownership of business startup is first step to escaping cellar
Still in JSOnline
: Concordia University ties into the economic future of Milwaukee region
Inside Wis
: Story of Wisconsin boy’s life-saving diagnosis speaks to promise of basic research


WISBUSINESS:THE SHOW
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Episode 165: Featuring interview with Sara Seegers of Level 3 Communications
Episode 164
: Featuring interview with venture capitalist John Philosophos

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Episode 165
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INVESTORS' CORNER:
Eau Claire Leader Telegram:Certificate signals growth for company
JSOnline
: Insulete raises $300,000 of equity funding

JSOnline
: Badger Fund launches second fund in Fox Valley

WisBusiness
: UW-Madison spinoff, Smart UQ, closes $750,000 fundraising round

WisBusiness
: Milwaukee startup Dynamis Software Corp. raises $530,000

JSOnline
: Badger Fund of Funds launches first venture capital fund in La Crosse

WisBusiness
: Madison startup Ionic raises $8.5 million

JSOnline
: WiCab raises $2.4 million of funding

JSOnline
: ConjuGon raises $375,000 in outside funding

WisBusiness
: AkitaBox raises $1.1 million for building solutions

JSOnline
: AkitaBox raises $1.1 million of seed funding

JSOnline
: Forward Health raises $4 million

JSOnline
: State continues to lag in venture capital

JSOnline
: Madison health care data software provider EnsoData raises $550,000

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: Pegasus Sustainability nabs $2 million to develop cleanup-facilitating tools
 
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EVENTS YOU CAN'T MISS:
May 12: WIN-Northeast
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May 24: WIN-Madison
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June 7-8: Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference
Alliant Energy Center, Madison
June 28: WIN-Madison
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July 14: WIN-Milwaukee
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July 19: WIN-Madison
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