From fishing tech to health, Biz Plan Contest finalists capture best of Wisconsin technology

May 7, 2012 Twenty-five entries representing sectors as broad as recreational fishing to software development and innovations in manufacturing are competing in the finalist round of the ninth annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Read more here.

Fifty-one of 248 entries advance to next round in Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest

March 6, 2012 Fifty-one entries from about 19 communities have advanced to the semi-final round of the ninth annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, contest producers announced. The contestants were selected from a field of 248 first-round entries by an independent panel of about 60 judges organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council, which is producing […]

Nearly 250 entries received for this year’s Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest

February 6, 2012 Entrepreneurs from 81 communities across Wisconsin submitted 248 entries in the ninth annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, contest organizers announced Monday. Read more here.

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.