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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

February 2014


In small, unseen ways, Wisconsin still makes it hard on emerging companies

A drug development company in the Madison area that raised $8 million in financing from angel and venture investors, some of it from outside Wisconsin, received an unhappy surprise from state government when it learned it would be taxed on the capital raised.

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Getting behind the Obamacare sign-up numbers

Just when you thought you had the politics of the pro- and anti-Obamacare debate figured out, along come some pesky numbers to upset your thinking. With the end of the open enrollment period set for late March, there are huge state-to-state differences in terms of people signing up for coverage through the federal Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as it’s commonly called.

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Patent lawsuits, jet fuel from plants, angel investing, and more

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation isn’t the only organization accusing Apple, Inc. of infringing on a high-tech patent. A few days after WARF filed suit against the technology giant, a Texas-based company did the same based on a different complaint.

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Putting emerging companies, major firms together is goal of April 7 Tech Summit

Large companies that work on a national and even international scale often travel in different business orbits than emerging firms, even if those companies are operating in the same general technology or commercial universe.

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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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