Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

October 2019


Statistics point to a healthier entrepreneurial climate than imagined

Much like debunking an urban legend that seems to live on regardless of evidence to the contrary, the myth endures that Wisconsin is 50th among the 50 states in starting new companies.

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Healthy startup communities benefit when entrepreneurs cash out

It was significant enough that startup Zerology launched its partnership with Madison’s Green Cab Co. by unveiling a fleet of 20 all-electric Tesla Model 3 cars that will soon be ferrying passengers citywide.

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Injecting a dose of urgency: Clinical trials at UW Health get fresh approach

Three years ago, a group of health-tech entrepreneurs, investors, and others familiar with the UW—Madison’s painfully sluggish clinical trial process delivered a plea to campus leaders with the power to make changes.

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No secret sauce, but some common ingredients for university-based startups

An overused word to describe the connections between technology, startups, and angel or venture capital investments is “ecosystem,” which implies that startups and the people who help support them are akin to a naturally occurring rain forest.

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Nation’s H-1B policies are compelling companies to offshore

For every three H-1B visa applications rejected by the U.S. government since 2004, when the pushback on highly skilled immigrants began, multinational companies based in the United States moved one job offshore.

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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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