Big state firms explore potential pairings by ‘speed dating’ tech start-ups

WAUKESHA — Shobhan Thakkar and Kari Douglas of Tascet Inc., a 9-year-old Madison-based tech firm that invented software to protect clients from identity fraud, nabbed Randall Lambrecht, an executive with Aurora Health Care for just 15 minutes on Monday.

It was enough time for them to explain their products and services to a representative of the Wisconsin health care giant that is actively seeking innovative solutions to help patients and save costs.

Lambrecht was among representatives of 16 major Wisconsin companies who agreed to participate Monday in a “speed dating” event where they could hear pitches from entrepreneurs eager to sell their products or solicit angel funds. Read more