Diagnostic tests make inroads in market; Stemina was past BPC finalist

January 30, 2012 When thalidomide came to market in the 1950s as a morning sickness treatment, no one imagined the many cases of birth defects that would result from use of the drug. More than 50 years later, a small Madison-based stem cell company is selling a research product that could have prevented what some […]

Watch Lt. Gov. Kleefisch video on why entrepreneurs should enter 2012 Biz Plan Contest

January 18, 2012 Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch encourages Wisconsin entrepreneurs to enter the ninth annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest in a two-minute video describing the contest and its results over time.

BPC finalist Amy Recob of Middleton in Journal Sentinel

August 15, 2011 Amy Recob was eating dinner with her family one night when her 18-month-old daughter, Mollie, suddenly became violently ill. “She was eating dinner, then something happened where she began excessive vomiting and coughing,” she said. Read more here.

BPC finalist Perfect Cross LLC in the news

August 5, 2011 For a company whose motto is “Stay strong. Move on,” competition is second nature. Perfect Cross LLC, the Nashotah maker of RapidForce adhesive muscle support and pain relief products for athletes and fitness enthusiasts, most recently competed in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest. The firm won in the category of advanced manufacturing. […]

BPC finalist in Journal Sentinel: Diabetes has a new opponent

August 2, 2011 More than four decades ago, Hans Sollinger lost one of his closest relatives to diabetes, an experience that strengthened his resolve to find a more effective treatment for the disease. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness and amputation in the United States, and 1 million patients could potentially qualify for pancreatic […]

Governor Walker’s Welcome

Watch Governor Scott Walker’s welcome to attendees at the 2011 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Neenah firm wins 2010 Biz Plan Contest

June 10, 2010 LIVEyearbook, a start-up company that is turning a new page on an iconic institution – the school yearbook – is the Grand Prize winner in the 2010 Governor’s Business Plan Contest. The company has won $50,000 in cash and services. Read more here.

Top 12 in Biz Plan Contest to square off at 2010 Entrepreneurs’ Conference

June 2, 2010 A talented line-up of finalists in the seventh annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest will compete for the contest’s top cash and in-kind prizes Tuesday during the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Read more here.

Contest entrants turning to clean-tech: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

May 23, 2010 A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story details five finalists in the 2010 Governor’s Business Plan Contest whose plans fall into the broad category of “clean tech. Winners in the 2010 contest will be announced at the June 8-9 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Milwaukee. Read more here.

Milwaukee Business Journal examines Business Plan Contest entries in region

April 23, 2010 Since 2004, the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest has helped individuals and groups develop 1,500 ideas for high-tech companies and distributed $1 million in cash and prizes. Read more here.