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, Zach Popp, owner of Sativa Building Systems and winner of the 2022 Elevator Pitch Olympics at the Early Stage Symposium Conference, talks about his young company. Sativa Building Systems produces “hempcrete” blocks that can substitute in some cases for traditional concrete, with properties that include mold resistant and fire resistance.

The Show also recaps or previews the following events:

  • The Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium was held Nov. 9-10 at Monona Terrace. It included 405 attendees over two days. Read our ‘It’s a Wrap’ summary below. https://wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/early-stage-symposium
  • In our Tech Metrics section, Tech Council President Tom Still talks about about the UW-Milwaukee Foundation’s “Panther Partnering,” which will make research deals and associated intellectual property licensing more transparent, simpler and negotiation free at fair terms. Still also reviews developments with the National Science Foundation “regional innovation engines” program.

In our Tech Metrics section, Tech Council President Tom Still talks about the National Science Foundation regional innovation “engines” program and other federal science-based initiatives.

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