Count ‘em down: Top 10 reasons to enter statewide Biz Plan Contest by Jan. 31

The entry deadline for the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is 5 p.m. Jan. 31. Don’t miss an opportunity to share in more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. Get started at www.govsbizplancontest.com! Click here to watch Tech Council president Tom Still and 2016 Life Sciences winner Chorom Pak of Lynx Biosciences discuss […]

For the Record: Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Tech Council president Tom Still and 2016 Life Sciences category winner Chorom Pak of Lynx Biosciences discuss the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Click here to watch the full interview on For the Record with Neil Heinen.    

Statewide business plan contest open online to vets, other entrepreneurs through Jan. 31

MADISON – At a time when more veterans are expressing interest in becoming entrepreneurs, the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2017 competition until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. In 2016, a Madison-area startup formed by a U.S. Air Force veteran placed first in the Information Technology […]

2017 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest Info Session on Jan. 25

Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Brocach Irish Pub in Madison to learn more about the 2017 Business Plan Contest. Tom Still, Tech Council president, and Jonathan Fritz, Chief Strategy Officer of Symphony Corporation and 13-time contest judge, will offer an overview of the contest and the benefits of participating, as […]

Student entries welcome by Jan. 31 for Govs Biz Plan Contest

MADISON – Looking for a self-directed project this semester that can lead to prizes, mentoring and live connections to the business world? The 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2017 competition until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The contest is designed to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage […]

Veteran mentors on call for Biz Plan Contest entrants

Experienced mentors from across Wisconsin will be available to offer advice to contestants during the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Initial entries of 250 words are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. There is no cost to enter. Visit www.govsbizplancontest.com for more information and to get started. At any point during […]

2017 Govs Biz Plan Contest open for entries

The 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2017 competition until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. 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, […]

Innovative life-vest startup from Elm Grove wins 2016 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

A Milwaukee-area startup whose flagship product aims to revolutionize water safety took home the grand prize in the 13th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Hyde, an outdoor sporting goods firm founded by Pat Hughes and Mike Fox in 2013, has patented “The Wingman,” a sleeker, technology-enhanced life vest that will be released this summer. […]

JSOnline: Company with new type of life jacket wins Governor’s Business Plan Contest

Hyde Expedition LLC, an Elm Grove start-up company that is developing a sleek, patented life jacket, took the top prize in the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest on Wednesday. As the largest such contest in the state, the competition is key to identifying high-potential start-ups that might help boostWisconsin’s lackluster performance in forming new businesses. […]

State Journal: Wingman, a skinny flotation jacket, wins business plan contest

When a man drowned during a triathlon that Pat Hughes was also competing in several years ago, it was a life-changing moment for the shaken Hughes. “It seemed like a very preventable tragedy,” Hughes said. So Hughes and suburban Milwaukee high school classmate Mike Fox set out to develop what they envision as “the world’s […]