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,” Lauren Usher of gener8tor talks about the accelerator’s state, national and even international footprint as it works to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs. The Show also previews recent and upcoming Tech Council events.

Governor’s Business Plan Contest:
The annual Governor’s Business Plan Contest attracted 150 entries from across Wisconsin. They were spread among the major categories of advanced manufacturing, business services, information technology and life sciences with 52 semi-finalists hailing from 30 cities. The contest now moves into the finalist phase before reaching the “Diligent Dozen” stage at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference, June 5-6 in Milwaukee.  Learn more at  www.govsbizplancontest.com

It’s a wrap: Wisconsin Tech Summit, Lambeau Field, Green Bay
The 11th annual conference matched 17 major companies with 59 emerging companies to investigate strategic partnerships. Major firms engaged in “speed dates” with emerging firms plus there were six office hours and informative discussions. https://wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/wisconsin-tech-summit/

Upcoming events:

  • April 23 at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison:
    Aviation tech and innovation in Wisconsin. Details to be announced.

Recent events:

  • Feb. 9, SWIFT workshop, UW-Parkside, Kenosha
    Entrepreneurs ranging in age from 21 to 81 heard from advisors assembled by the Tech Council in a three-hour session on the basics of launching, funding and growing a young business. Stay tuned for upcoming sessions in our State of Wisconsin Initiative to Fast Track Entrepreneurs.
  • Feb. 27, Wisconsin’s venture economy, Madison
    Attendees saw a preliminary report on 2023 deals in Wisconsin and heard from investors Maggie Brickerman of gener8tor, Laura Hilty of HealthX and John Neis of Venture Investors

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

Sponsored by:

File:WEDC Chevron Logo.png - Wikipedia