Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


Venture capital is a roller coaster, and Wisconsin is along for the ride

The good news: Venture capital investments in Wisconsin through the first three-quarters of 2014 are already double all venture investments last year, and the number of deals is approaching an all-time annual high for the state.

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Solving Wisconsin’s startup puzzle — one piece at a time

During his “Rise of the Rest” tour stop in Madison, venture capitalist and founder Steve Case said Wisconsin’s capital city would rank among the top 20 communities for startups in the United States — “barely” — and if entrepreneurs continue to work hard, it could be among the top 10 within a decade.

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Stagnant federal spending on R&D could lead to big problems later

Yoshi Kawaoka is known worldwide for his work on avian influenza viruses, the likes of which wiped out 40 million people in 1918. This talented UW-Madison researcher has also spent time studying strains of the Ebola virus, which has now found its way to the United States from West Africa, where thousands have died from its devastating effects.

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History of venture conference reflects growth of Wisconsin’s tech sector

Thirty years ago, a smart young entrepreneur stood up in front of a group of investors at the first Madison Venture Fair to talk about a company that was selling molecular biological products, such as enzymes and nucleic acids, to researchers and laboratories.

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As health care evolves, so does the need for smart, cost-effective tools

Some of the trends in American health care are obvious: managing costs in the age of Obamacare, finding ways to deliver care in settings other than hospitals and clinics, and patients using online information to take charge of their own health and wellness.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.



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