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Dear readers- November 2018

Welcome to the Thanksgiving week edition of “Tech Current,” which provides news and updates on Wisconsin’s tech-based economy. We’re thankful for all of those who help the Tech Council put on major events such as the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium, as well as those who will share their expertise in upcoming Innovation Network meetings in Madison, Milwaukee and Appleton. We’re also pleased to announce the creation of the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum, in partnership with the Wisconsin Hospital Association, which will build on our work to connect young companies with healthcare providers. Most of all, we’re thankful to be a part of one of the nation’s emerging hubs for innovation. Please read on!      

Sincerely, 

Tom Still, president

 whbf logo Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum aims to connect businesses with health providers

Telling the story of how healthcare quality can help build and retain a strong workforce while better connecting young tech-based businesses with the state's leading healthcare providers are among the missions of the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum.

The creation of the Healthcare Business Forum was announced Nov. 20 by Eric Borgerding, president and chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, and Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.

To learn more about the Wisconsin Healthcare Business Forum or to join as a member, visit wishealthbizforum.com. Follow on Twitter at @WisHCBizForum


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UW-Milwaukee’s Connected Systems Institute topic at Dec. 6 Tech Council event in Wauwatosa

The transition to “Industry 4.0” in manufacturing and related businesses will be discussed by industry and academic experts. The product of support from industry partners and the university,
UW-Milwaukee’s multi-disciplinary Connected Systems Institute will focus on the industrial internet of things. Panelists so far include Dr. Adel Nasiri, associate dean for research and a professor in UW-Milwaukee’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, and David Vasko, director of advanced technology at Rockwell Automation, Inc.. Register today by clicking here.


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Browsing WARF, WiSys portfolios for industry topic of Dec. 13 Tech Council luncheon in Appleton

More than 3,000 homegrown, academic discoveries are available for licensing by industries in Wisconsin – and it’s not that hard to shop for what you need. Panelists are
Jennifer Cook, associate director for WiSys Technology Foundation, which patents technologies developed through 11 UW System universities and licenses those inventions to companies; and Greg Keenan, accelerator program manager for Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which is among the oldest and most successful technology transfer offices in the nation and is the designated patent and licensing organization for the UW-Madison. Register today by clicking here.
 Tom ESSWI18 It’s a wrap: 2018 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium

The 2018 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium attracted a mix of 524 investors, entrepreneurs and others Nov. 7-8 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, where a combination of company pitches, speakers, panel discussions and workshops focused on ways to enhance venture and angel capital investing in Wisconsin.  #ESSWI

Wisconsin State Journal: Blexx, a startup whose tool destroys used hypodermic needles, wins Madison pitch contest
WisBusiness: Elevator Pitch Olympics features life science startups
Kelly Lietz on LinkedIn: Identifying win-win opportunities in startup investing

Visit wisconsintechnologycouncil.com to read a conference wrap-up.

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TECH COUNCIL NEWS SERVICE:

Week of November 19

Wisconsin State Journal: Madison companies dominate Deloitte Fast 500 technology firms
BizTimes Milwaukee: ‘The Woz’ talks tech in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Business Journal: Milwaukee startup Mouth and Muscle launches meal service
PRNewswire: Promentis Pharmaceuticals announces successful completion of Phase 1 studies for SXC-2023 targeting novel glutamatergic mechanism
Milwaukee Business Journal: Wisconsin execs must work with Evers

Week of November 12 

BizTimes Milwaukee: Minnesota smart packaging startup moves to Milwaukee
WisBusiness: The Podcast with AkkeNeel Talsma, CEO and founder of Melius Outcomes
BizTimes Milwaukee: Carroll University launches analytics and business intelligence consortium
Milwaukee Business Journal: Ex-Google designer back in Wisconsin, sharing Silicon Valley knowledge in Milwaukee
CapTimes: Small miracle: Stem cells drive research and entrepreneurship in Madison
Release
: We are Green Bay: Fox Valley Technical College trains veterans to be entrepreneurs
Milwaukee Business Journal: UW grad and iFundWomen founder on why women entrepreneurs struggle, and how it can be fixed (Video)
BizTimes Milwaukee: One third of Wisconsin’s hospitals receive ‘A’ grade on safety report
Xconomy: After accident, Sector67 Maker Space ramps up operations in rehabbed Madison warehouse
JSOnline: How the El-Amin brothers are cultivating entrepreneurship talent in Milwaukee’s central city

Week of November 5

BizTimes Milwaukee: CBRE names Milwaukee as an up-and-coming tech market
WisBusiness
: The Podcast with Wes Schroll, founder and CEO of Fetch Rewards
BizTimes Milwaukee: Health care entrepreneur panel highlights challenges, successes of leading startups  
BizTimes Milwaukee: Survey: Wisconsin entrepreneurs are lonely and stressed out
Wisconsin State Journal
: Exact Sciences signs deal with Epic Systems, hikes sales, widens losses
WisPolitics: Milwaukee County pilots BOSS Program to help build entrepreneurial skills, career paths for students
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: Wisconsin-based FETCH Rewards sees growth on a local and national level
Release: Marquette receives special designation from federal agencies for cyber security program
WisBusiness: Five gener8tor startups graduating from Milwaukee program next week

Week of October 29

CapTimes: EatStreet announces significant Wisconsin expansion
NewsWire: Phoenix holds official groundbreaking of state-of-the-art neutron imaging Center  
NewsWire
: Versiti’s Blood Research Institute receives one-million-dollar gift from Stollenwerk Family Foundation
WisBusiness: The Podcast with Chris Roche of RecruitChute
BizTimes Milwaukee: gener8tor retains gold status in national rankings
Madison.com: Madison is among top 20 ‘tech towns,’ according to study
Milwaukee Business Journal: Madison online food ordering and delivery company EatStreet raising $12M  
Release: Applications accepted through Nov. 30 for the BREW Corporate Accelerator in Milwaukee.

Week of October 22

Release: Wisconsin among 35 states vying to host U.S. Department of Agriculture satellites
BizTimes Milwaukee: Ward4 co-founder departs
Milwaukee Business Journal: Exact Sciences buys San Diego biomaterial preservation company PRNewswire: Phoenix delivers first production accelerator to SHINE
WisBusiness
: Immuto Scientific seeking to speed up drug development



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TOM STILL'S INSIDE WISCONSIN COLUMNS:

11/15/18   InsideWis:  Colorado’s state brand has some deep Badger roots
11/06/18   InsideWis
: Tech, art and design of ‘smart’ cities converge through Wisconsin company
11/01/18   InsideWis: How economy plays into ‘right track, wrong track’ opinions
10/25/18   InsideWis: It’s not just Madison anymore: Wisconsin knows tech

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WISBUSINESS: THE SHOW:
 
10/30/18 Episode 215: Covers Tech Metrics, Tom Still commentary; interview with Craig Timm, chairman of the Wisconsin Paper Council.

10/22/18 Episode 214: Covers Tech Metrics, Tom Still commentary; interview with Tricia Braun, vice president of economic and community development at Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

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BizTimes Milwaukee: Madison pharmaceutical developer FluGen raises $5.6 million
PRNewswire: Sift Healthcare secures $1MM investment
Milwaukee Business Journal
: Madison biotech companies snap up millions in funding from investors
BizTimes Milwaukee
: Titan Spine closes series B funding round
Milwaukee Business Journal: Madison online food ordering and delivery company EatStreet raising $12M

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