At UW–Madison, startups thrive — and win

The University of Wisconsin–Madison continues its streak of entrepreneurial excellence as five startups developed at the university received recognition as part of the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, a statewide competition for early-stage tech-based businesses.

Five of the final 13 companies participating in the pitch-based competition began at UW–Madison:

  • Chocolate Rescue for Dogs: Provides a quick and safe at-home remedy for chocolate ingestion in dogs.
  • Flux XII: Builds sustainable batteries for renewable long-duration energy storage.
  • Güd Medical: Develops a syringe adapter that allows medical professionals to administer medications with increased accuracy and comfort.
  • IQDecide: Brings quantitative information to cancer treatment, optimizing patient benefits and minimizing risk.
  • SixLine Semiconductor: Commercializes breakthroughs in carbon nanotube processing for the next generation of high-performance, cost-effective semiconductor devices.


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