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May 30, 201911:01 AMInside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Business plan contest finalists reflect a more diverse entrepreneurial Wisconsin

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Over time, more than 3,900 plans from more than 315 Wisconsin communities have been entered in the contest. Finalists have included companies such as RevolutionEHR, Vector Surgical, Nerites, Elucent Medical, Fishidy, Lynx Biosciences, Hyde, bluDiagnostics, Strategic Fishing Systems, Optametra, Platypus Technologies, Reza Band, RoWheels, MobCraft Beer, Sector67, and BadgerBites.

Known today as EatStreet, the founders of BadgerBites built what has become one of the nation’s largest online and mobile food ordering and delivery services.

Some lunar-sized craters were left by promising finalists, too, but that’s not unusual in the world of emerging companies. A more striking fact is that past BPC finalists have enjoyed a high survival rate, especially compared to the U.S. startup mortality rate overall. Collectively, past contestants have raised at least $225 million in angel and venture capital and venture debt, all while creating jobs and economic value in Wisconsin.

The Entrepreneurs’ Conference will provide a mix of high-level speakers, panelists, and more, and a highlight is always the pitches of those whose business plans emerged after scrutiny by nearly 100 volunteer judges. It’s worth the trip to see young companies that will make a difference tomorrow.

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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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