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Winners of past business plan contests secure funding, credibility

Madison, Wis. - One state initiative aimed at galvanizing the high-tech industry in Wisconsin appears to be having the desired effect.

Several emerging technology companies have earned much-needed start-up momentum, and attracted the attention of investors, after submitting winning business plans to a competition that has attracted hundreds of ideas.

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Full article >>> irm and member of the Madison-based angel investor network Wisconsin Investment Partners. The money has allowed Twose to add six new research scientists to his team.

"The contest got our name out and about," Twose said. "There has been a lot of coverage as a result of the competition, which in turn has helped with financing."

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Full article >>> e associated with Alzheimer's treatment and breast cancer imaging, the BPC has been a boon.

For Scott Fulton, founder and CEO BioSystem Development, LLC, which tied for the grand prize in 2004, the BPC represented even more.

"I really date the launch of the company to that event of winning the contest," Fulton said. "It's been a ......

Full article >>> choed the sentiment. "Madison has a high quality of life, but the challenge is that there isn't a big pool of experienced [senior] management," Twose said. "But right now, we're in full swing with drug development. We're heads down at this point."

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