Breast cancer surgical detection system wins 2014 Gov’s Biz Plan Contest

June 4, 2014

MADISON – A medical device company developing a new detection system for locating and showing surgeons breast cancer won the grand prize in the 2014 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, organizers announced on Wednesday.  Read More

Inside Wis: Biz Plan Contest finalists reflect market trends, startup teamwork

By Tom Still

MADISON – By the time the annual Governor’s Business Plan Contest boils down to its “Diligent Dozen” live presenters, a result of five months of judging and mentoring, a series of tough cuts throughout the competition has yielded the best of the best.

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‘Diligent Dozen’ selected to present live at June 3 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 12th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison. Read More

State Journal: Finalists in the Biz Plan Contest include some familiar names

April 19, 2014

Tech start-ups may be drawing heaps of attention lately but the top two dozen companies still in the running in the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Competition represent a wide variety of industries, from Pan Genome Systems’ vaccines for dairy cows to Little Green Pencil’s system for scoring golf outings. Read More

State Journal: Fourteen Madison area companies advance in the BPC

April 18, 2014

Twenty-four companies — including 14 from the Madison area — have made the second cut and are moving forward as finalists in the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

The local finalists offer products and services ranging from condensed, lactose-free milk to biopesticides for farms and water treatment, and from custom game publishing to crowdsourced beer. Read More