Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


Injecting a dose of urgency: Clinical trials at UW Health get fresh approach

Three years ago, a group of health-tech entrepreneurs, investors, and others familiar with the UW—Madison’s painfully sluggish clinical trial process delivered a plea to campus leaders with the power to make changes.

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No secret sauce, but some common ingredients for university-based startups

An overused word to describe the connections between technology, startups, and angel or venture capital investments is “ecosystem,” which implies that startups and the people who help support them are akin to a naturally occurring rain forest.

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Nation’s H-1B policies are compelling companies to offshore

For every three H-1B visa applications rejected by the U.S. government since 2004, when the pushback on highly skilled immigrants began, multinational companies based in the United States moved one job offshore.

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Turning early stage rejection into ‘yes’ can depend on supply of cash

The Idea Fund of La Crosse and Great North Labs in St. Cloud, Minnesota have a lot in common when it comes to early stage investing in the Upper Midwest.

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More regulation of tech industry isn’t long-term answer

“Big Tech” in the United States has gone from wearing a white hat to much sootier headgear, and not without reason.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.



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