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, […]

26 finalists forge ahead in Govs Biz Plan Contest

Twenty-six entries representing sectors as broad as social media, health technologies and innovations in products or services are competing in the finalist round of the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. The contestants have survived two rounds of judging in the contest organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council and its sponsors and volunteers. A […]

50 plans advance to semi-finals in 2017 Gov’s Biz Plan Contest

  Fifty entries from 26 communities have advanced to the semi-final round of the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, contest producers announced Monday.   The contestants were selected from a field of 172 qualified first-round entries by an independent panel of about 85 judges organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council and its programs, […]

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 […]