Madison startups sound off on exposure, integration, diversity

By Jeff Engel, Xconomy

The Madison Startup Fair on University of Wisconsin-Madison’s campus brings together a cross-section of local startups each year, from software to 3D printing technology to alternative insulation material for outdoor gear.

The event, now in its third year, aims to help university students connect with startups and learn more about possible careers, while companies get to hunt for talent.

I also see it as an opportunity to pick entrepreneurs’ brains about the latest trends. Last year, I asked participants what challenges their businesses were facing. This year, I decided to ask for one thing that could be improved about the startup climate in Madison and Wisconsin as a whole. Here are three snap responses: Read more …