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Alzheimer's drug firm and more winners named in Wisconsin business-plan contest

Milwaukee A company that could offer treatment for the underlying process not just the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease won the second Governor's Business Plan Contest on Tuesday, receiving a prize purse, free rent and wide recognition.

Mithridion, a University of Wisconsin-Madison spinoff, emerged as an early favorite in the competiti......

Full article >>> contestants vying for the first annual prize. But before that, Twose forged a collaboration between U.K. company Xenova, where he formerly worked, and the University of Nottingham on an entrepreneurial boot camp for students. "It did so well it went national," he said.

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AquaSensors: plug-and-play water......

Full article >>> vation, but for leadership.

Imago: tech transfer in nanotechnology. This Madison firm that sells an atom probe microscope for looking at the very, very small, won a $5,000 award for its commercialization of technology developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Applicants were required to be small businesses with 100 employees or fewer; Imag......

Full article >>> D'Souza, a managing director of venture capital firm Mason Wells some successful businesses start from a small amount of savings and a good idea.

"With a business plan contest and an entrepreneurship program, one of the pitfalls that people fall into is that they feel like they need to ask for money," he said. "A succesful business plan could be on......

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