Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


New UW Health project focuses on innovation, startups

Dr. Rock Mackie jokes he is a “reformed academic,” having spent much of his career as a researcher in medical physics and oncology at UW–Madison.

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Paper or plastic? Question tied to future of legacy Wisconsin industry

An entrepreneur at the March 18 Wisconsin Tech Summit in Green Bay, who happened to be visiting the state, told me he almost came to blows the previous night with another guy in a Milwaukee bar over an unusual flashpoint: plastic straws.

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Building stronger tech workforce is issue nationally and Wisconsin

Young people are natives when it comes to using technology, from smartphones to tablets and from social media to video games, but they can be aliens when it comes to working in tech jobs.

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For entrepreneurs, line between opportunity and necessity is hard to draw

One of the highlights of the annual Governor’s Business Plan Contest is a half-day “boot camp” for contestants who reach the semifinal round. They gather to hear from experts on elements of writing a solid plan, to ask questions, and to network with entrepreneurs like themselves.

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Industrial hemp may be agriculture’s next big thing, but Wisconsin can’t dawdle

Wisconsin was once a leading producer of wheat, but a combination of disease and pests devastated the state’s crop in the 1860s. Farmers turned to alternatives, from rye to barley, and from produce to corn.

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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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