Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


No longer exclusively biotech: Emerging companies in Wisconsin become more diverse

Throughout the 1990s and well into the 2000s, biotechnology seemed to be the only “tech” in Wisconsin when it came to startups and other emerging companies.

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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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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.



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