Seeking to sharpen Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial chops, a group of early-stage investors has resurrected the Wisconsin Venture Capital Association.

The idea: Use the power of proximity and networking to help boost a startup culture that has been so-so at best.

“Working together on deals is important, and we think it’s really important that Wisconsin develop a robust venture capital industry,” said John Neis, executive managing director of Venture Investors LLC, Madison, the state’s oldest and largest venture capital firm. Read the full story here.

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