Prize list grows for 2014 Gov’s Biz Plan Contest; Jan. 31 is deadline to enter

January 28, 2014 MADISON – Entrants in the 2014 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest will once again compete for more than cash this year. The entry deadline for the 11th 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, […]

Record number of judges to screen entries for 2014 Wis. Governor’s Biz Plan Contest

January 20, 2014 MADISON – More than 85 judges have volunteered to judge entries in the 2014 Governor’s Business Plan Contest, a record number that includes judges from a cross-section of disciplines that help define Wisconsin’s startup culture.

Thinking of entering? Learn more at the Jan. 23 info session in Madison

Join us on Thursday, Jan. 23, to learn more about the 2014 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest from Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council president, and Jonathan Fritz, 10-time contest judge, in a relaxed atmosphere.

It all starts with an idea: Business plan contest offers ‘treps a way to build

By Tom Still There may be as many ways to get a company up-and-running as there are startups. The lean startup methodology works for some, especially if the goal is to produce a “minimum viable product” that allows entrepreneurs to learn from potential customers before they build something the market doesn’t really want. For others […]

Wisconsin Governor’s Biz Plan Contest open for 2014 entries through Jan. 31, 2014

December 16, 2013 MADISON – The 11th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2014 competition until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.

Device to speed healing of diabetic foot ulcers wins Gov’s Biz Plan Contest

June 5, 2013 A company that has developed a portable device for treating diabetic foot ulcers won the grand prize in the 2013 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, organizers announced Wednesday. NitricGen Inc., a Madison-based firm, designed and patented a shoe box-sized device that produces nitric oxide from room air to treat chronic foot ulcers, […]

‘Diligent Dozen’ selected to present live June 4 at the Wis. ‘Treps Conference

May 23, 2013 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 11th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Middleton. Read more here.

From software to medical devices, Biz Plan Contest finalists show state’s technology range

April 11, 2013 Twenty-one entries representing sectors as broad as software, agriculture, transportation, medical devices and innovations in manufacturing are competing in the finalist round of the 10th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Read more here.

Business Plan Contest ‘boot camp’ puts 70 young companies through startup paces

March 12, 2013 More than 70 entrepreneurs from communities across the state took part in the annual “boot camp” sponsored as a part of the 10th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Read more here.

Fifty-one of 326 entries advance to next round in 2013 Gov’s Business Plan Contest

February 28, 2013 Fifty-one entries from 28 communities have advanced to the semi-final round of the 10th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, contest producers announced Thursday. The contestants were selected from a field of 326 first-round entries by an independent panel of about 70 judges organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council, which is producing […]