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

Twenty-seven entries representing sectors as broad as software, agriculture, water technology, medical devices and innovations in manufacturing are competing in the finalist round of the 13th 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 […]

State Journal: Local entries continue strong in business plan contest

Twenty-three of 53 entries that have advanced to the semifinal round of the 13th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest are from Madison or Middleton. The contestants were selected from 206 first-round entries by a panel of about 100 judges organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council, the Wisconsin Innovation Network and the Wisconsin Angel Network. […]

Lake Country Now: Big Bend company advances in state business plan contest

Essential Biotechnology LLC of Big Bend is among the 53 entries from 23 communities that have advanced to the semifinal round of the 13th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. The contestants were selected from a field of 206 first-round entries by an independent panel of about 100 judges organized through the Wisconsin Technology Council. […]

Fifty-three entries advance to next round in 2016 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest

MADISON – Fifty-three entries from 23 communities have advanced to the semi-final round of the 13th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, contest producers announced Monday. The contestants were selected from a field of 206 qualified first-round entries by an independent panel of about 100 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 13th 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! Here are 10 reasons you should enter your business idea: It’s free. Other than the cost of your time, there is no […]

Record number of judges, investors to screen entries for Business Plan Contest

MADISON – More than 90 judges have volunteered to judge entries and provide feedback in the 2016 Governor’s Business Plan Contest, a record number that includes a cross-section of disciplines that help define Wisconsin’s startup culture. This year’s judging pool will also feature the strongest representation from early stage investors since the contest’s inception. About […]

Veteran mentors on call for contestants in 2016 Governor’s Biz Plan Contest

Experienced mentors from across Wisconsin will be available to offer advice to contestants during the 13th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Initial entries of 250 words are due by 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. There is no cost to enter. Visit www.govsbizplancontest.com for more information and to get started. At any point during […]

WISC-TV3’s ‘For the Record’ looks at 2016 Biz Plan Contest; reasons to enter

Neil Heinen, of WISC-TV3’s “For the Record,” talks with Tech Council President Tom Still and bluDiagnostics Co-founders Katie Brenner and Jodi Schroll about the upcoming 2016 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. bluDiagnostics was last year’s Life Sciences category winner and overall grand prize winner. Watch the show here. For more information on the contest, visit www.govsbizplancontest.com.

Learn more about the Business Plan Contest at Jan. 20 info session in Madison

Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Brocach Irish Pub in Madison to learn more about the 2016 Business Plan Contest. Tom Still, Tech Council president, and Jonathan Fritz, 12-time contest judge, will offer an overview of the contest and the benefits of participating, as well as answer attendees’ questions. 6 p.m. […]

Learn more about the 2016 Biz Plan Contest at Jan. 14 info session in Wauwatosa

Join us at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at the UW-Milwaukee Innovation Accelerator (1225 Discovery Parkway, Wauwatosa) to learn more about the 2016 Business Plan Contest. Tom Still, Tech Council president, and Jonathan Fritz, 12-time contest judge, will offer an overview of the contest and the benefits of participating, as well as answer attendees’ questions. There is no charge to attend. […]