Space, services among prizes in 15th annual BPC

Entrants in the 2018 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest will once again compete for more than cash this year. The entry deadline for the 15th annual contest is 5 p.m. Jan. 31 at www.govsbizplancontest.com. Wisconsin companies have stepped up to offer a variety of service prizes, such as legal assistance, accounting, video production, marketing, design […]

Record number of judges, investors to screen entries for 2018 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

More than 110 judges have volunteered to judge entries and provide feedback in the 2018 Governor’s Business Plan Contest, a record number that includes a cross-section of disciplines that help define Wisconsin’s startup culture. This year’s judging pool will also feature the strongest representation from early stage investors since the contest’s inception. The list includes […]

Wisconsin student entries welcome by Jan. 31 for 2018 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

  Looking for a self-directed project this semester that can lead to prizes, mentoring and live connections to the business world? The 15th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest will accept entries online for the 2018 competition until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. The contest is designed to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of […]

Experienced mentors on call for Biz Plan Contest entrants

Experienced mentors from across Wisconsin will be available to offer advice to contestants during the 15th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Initial entries of 250 words are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. There is no cost to enter. Visit www.govsbizplancontest.com for more information and to get started. At any point during […]

Journal Sentinel: Contest helps startups move from cocktail napkin to reality

MADISON – The first Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest in 2004 ended in a tie … a statistical, down to the hundredths-place tie. The judges scratched their heads and declared co-winners, a verdict vindicated by time as the deadline for entering the 15th annual contest nears. One co-winner of the inaugural contest, BioSystem Development of Madison, was […]

Military vets may enter statewide Biz Plan Contest

MADISON – At a time when more veterans are expressing interest in becoming entrepreneurs, the 15th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2018 competition until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. In 2016, for example, a Madison-area startup formed by a U.S. Air Force veteran placed first in the […]

Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest open for 2018 entries through Jan. 31, 2018

The 15th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2018 competition until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The contest is designed to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-based businesses in Wisconsin. The contest links up-and-coming entrepreneurs with a statewide network of community resources, expert advice and mentoring, […]

2018 BPC Info Session (Appleton)

Join us at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at D.J. Bordini Center in Appleton to learn more about the 2018 Business Plan Contest. Click here to register. WALK-INS ARE WELCOME!  Tom Still, Tech Council president, and Paul Jones, Michael Best/Ventures on the Water, will offer an overview of the contest and the benefits of participating, as well as answer […]

An eight-directional compass from Eau Claire wins 2017 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

An Eau Claire startup that developed a product to maintain or regain a firefighter’s orientation during a fire took home the grand prize in the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Jeff Dykes, a firefighter captain, has patents pending in five countries for “Northern Star Fire,” an eight-directional electronic compass that firefighters place inside their breathing […]

‘Diligent Dozen’ selected to present live June 6 at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

MADISON – Finalists representing diverse tech-based sectors in Wisconsin’s startup economy will present live to judges in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest during the 15th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison. The 13 contestants (the total includes one tie) have emerged from three rounds of judging in the contest organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council, […]