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Wisconsin entrepreneurs need to self-promote like coastal rivals

The other day I went to a lecture on angel investing. When the lecture was finished, a man in the audience raised his hand. He wanted to know whether the Fox Valley the part of Wisconsin that stretches from Fond du Lac to Green Bay had enough entrepreneurial activity to support a network of angel investors.

When I heard this, I realized that there is a hug......

Full article >>> d of just reacting to articles that are written. It is possible to tell a journalist who writes for a national, or international, publication to write an article about a company that is located in your region, and to have that journalist write an article as a result.

The first time I tried this was back in 1999, when I was writing a proposal for my book about high-tech startups. I had jus......

Full article >>> his company. He told this to Bronson, and Bronson sympathized. Bronson thought it was a shame that Favalora, with his fantastic imaging device, would have a hard time raising capital when so many dot-coms were getting millions.

When the book tour was finished, Bronson wrote an article about the 3-D imaging device and Favaloras quest for capital. He published the article, titled Is Anyone ......

Full article >>> rted to see news articles as products that were manufactured by people who bothered to go out and get attention.

Then I took it a step further. I realized that some people were good at getting attention, while other people were too embarrassed to speak up. People who excel at getting attention do not necessarily have better products or services than folks who chose to remain quiet, but th......

Full article >>> of Wired Magazine. I learned about a hotel in Berlin with a gigantic fish tank; a reverse-osmosis desalting plant in Yuma, Arizona; and a mummy exhibit at the Egyptian Museum in Torino, Italy.

I learned about an anti-proton, anti-cancer device being developed in Geneva, Switzerland; a bioengineering project at UCLA involving machines that grow living muscles on their silicon skeletons; a......

Full article >>> deserve to get attention. Its is about overcoming shyness and making an effort to reach out the the world outside your lab.

I believe that if Wisconsins entrepreneurs made more of an effort to reach out to the local and national news media, it would be much easier for Wisconsins angel investors to feel comfortable investing in local companies.

Thats just how investing works.
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Source:wistechnology.com By Teresa Esser 11/17/04


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