Author Archive | Allen

GymDandy CEO Nicholas Kartos, left, and Pyxsee CEO Dayne Rusch

Startups GymDandy and Pyxsee win the Elevator Pitch Olympics

Initiatives to get kids playing, and off devices A Madison company that helps sports teams reserve time at playing fields and an Oshkosh startup that gives parents the power to limit their children’s social media access won the judges’ favor at the Elevator Pitch Olympics in Madison on Thursday. GymDandy and Pyxsee tied for top […]

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Yoshihiro Kawaoka

In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today (Nov. 16, 2017) in Cell Host & Microbe, a scientific team led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison has identified signatures of Ebola virus disease that may aid in future treatment efforts. Conducting a sweeping analysis of everything […]

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Wis State Journal: Sector67’s Chris Meyer draws standing ovation at entrepreneurs’ conference

Sector67 founder Chris Meyer brought several hundred people to their feet to give him a warm, standing ovation Wednesday at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison. In his first public appearance since he was seriously injured in a propane explosion on Sept. 20, Meyer was upbeat and joked around in a question-and-answer session with […]

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EatStreet co-founders named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | November 15, 2017 Co-founders of Madison-based startup EatStreetMatt Howard and Alex Wyler were named to the Forbes 2018 30 Under 30, released Tuesday. Howard and Wyler were selected in the consumer technology category. Their company, an online and mobile food ordering and delivery service, started in 2010 in a dorm room […]

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Rendering of Exact Sciences laboratory facility to be built at 650 Forward Drive in Madison, Wis.

Exact Sciences to Expand Laboratory and Corporate Facilities in Madison

World-class lab and office space to support demand for Cologuard MADISON, Wis., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Highlights: Exact Sciences selects 650 Forward Drive in Madison as site for expanded lab; company also takes ownership of existing office building on site, renamed 1 Exact Lane. Campus offers potential to accommodate more than 1,000 employees. Combined […]

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Inside Wisconsin: Measuring quality: Why health care can attract business, workers

Inside Wisconsin: Measuring quality: Why health care can attract business, workers

TOM STILL | Wisconsin State Journal Every few years someone in state government laments, “We need a better brand for Wisconsin!” Cabinet secretaries scurry about, agency communications directors scratch their heads over possible slogans, and marketing campaigns go largely unfunded. Here’s an idea: Let’s talk about Wisconsin’s tangible business assets without making it all about […]

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Entrepreneur, mentor, catalyst: Allen Dines to receive ‘Triple E’ award

Allen Dines, who has started companies, mentored entrepreneurs and helped instill a startup spirit in university students and faculty alike, will receive the 2017 “Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education” award at the Nov. 15-16 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. Dines will be honored Nov. 16 during the second day of the conference, which will be held at […]

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WARF announces annual grant figures and Innovation Award winners

MADISON, Wis. – At a ceremony honoring several of the year’s most outstanding inventions, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) announced that it has granted the university $61.9 million for the 2017-18 academic year. WARF also announced $19 million in grants to the Morgridge Institute for Research. Combined, WARF’s investment in UW-Madison based research and […]

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