Welcome to WisBusiness: The Show,” a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues.

In the latest episode of “WisBusiness.com: The Show,” Jonathon Horne, managing director of the Idea Fund of La Crosse, who describes how and why the Idea Fund was started and what comes next as a partner in the new Wisconsin Innovation Fund. The Show also reviews recent Tech Council events and previews others.

Upcoming events are:

  •  July 11, Wauwatosa: Learn about Data Science Institute. What is the “special sauce” attracting major tech projects, investment and talent to southeast Wisconsin? In a word: Infrastructure. A prime example is the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute, launched in 2018 by Northwestern Mutual, Marquette University and the UW-Milwaukee. Learn more at a Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon; UW-Milwaukee Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway, Wauwatosa. Register online at www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.
  • July 23, Madison: Investing trends in Wisconsin. Join us and some of the state’s leading early stage investors for a look at where angel and venture capital is flowing in today’s economy. Register online at: www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.
  •  July 31, Tech Council Golf Outing at The Oaks in Cottage Grove: Learn more and sign up at www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/2024-tech-council-golf-outing

 Recent events were:

  •  June 5-6, Milwaukee: Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference. Highlights include keynote speaker Maneesh Arora, founder of Elephas, panel discussions and “Seize the Day” award winner Dr. Valerie Daniels Carter.
  • Governor’s Business Plan Contest. The 2024 contest culminated at the conference with winners selected from the major categories of advanced manufacturing, business services, IT and life sciences. The grand prize winner was Craniosure, a Madison life sciences company looking to provide an early warning of a dangerous condition in infants. Major prize sponsor: WEDC. Learn more: www.govsbizplancontest.com

 The show is sponsored by Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and Exact Sciences.


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