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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

September 2014


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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Multiple centers for research will help Wisconsin’s high-growth economy

While economists don’t often agree on much, it’s hard to find much dissent over the notion that major research universities contribute to the prosperity of the cities, regions, and states around them.

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Foreign direct investment plays growing role in Wisconsin’s economy

Waupaca Foundry can trace its roots in Wisconsin to 1871, when the Rosche family opened the company on the banks of the Waupaca River. Today, the firm still operates three foundries in Waupaca and another in Marinette, but its ownership has turned to the east … the Far East.

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Is biotech back in favor? Not entirely, but funding drought may be ending

For much of the Great Recession and beyond, biotechnology was out of favor among angel and venture capitalists. Software and Internet deals became the shiny objects for investors who wanted faster returns with fewer dollars risked.

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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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