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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


Wisconsin entrepreneurs succeed by surviving in a competitive world

Depending on what’s measured, Wisconsin can rank as one of the nation’s worst states for entrepreneurial activity — or one of the best.

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At UW–Madison, challenges to R&D success aren’t being swept under rug

Even with its tradition of research excellence, UW–Madison is caught in a perfect storm of challenges to its prominence.

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In Logistics Health founder Don Weber, military veterans have an entrepreneurial model

Life has never been easy for Donald J. Weber. He struggled to graduate from high school and joined the U.S. Marines Corps within days, spending three years in Vietnam as a rifleman. His decorated return from service led to nothing more than odd jobs — as well as some tough times living on the streets — before he discovered his true talent.

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Getting behind the numbers: Tech’s role in the Wisconsin economy

Agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism are the holy trinity of the Wisconsin economy and may always be so, given the state’s rich traditions in all three sectors.

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Corporate investing trend takes root in Wisconsin

American Family Insurance in Madison is a prominent example with its AmFam Ventures fund, which launched in 2013 as a $50 million fund and has grown over time to become one of the nation’s leading “fin-tech” and “insure-tech” funds.

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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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