It’s Not Too Late; You Can Still Enter the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest

It’s your chance to share in more than $100,000 in cash and prizes…but only if you hurry.

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The Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest was started in 2004 to encourage entrepreneurs to launch and grow high-technology businesses in Wisconsin.  In addition to giving promising entrepreneurs a chance to share in cash and prizes, the contest also connects participants to a statewide network of startup advisers and investors.   

The deadline to enter this year’s contest is 5:00 p.m on January 31st, and the entry requirements are simple.  All you need to do is submit a 250-word (or 1,400 character) abstract for your plan, business or idea. Continue reading

What’s a Super Angel? A Guide to Startup Jargon

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / freedigitalphotos.net

Angel investor. Crowdfunding. Incubator. Anyone new to the startup world quickly encounters a dizzying array of jargon. To bring your vocabulary up to speed as quickly as your company, here is a quick guide to some common startup terms:

Accelerator – A program, normally lasting a few months, designed to help startups grow rapidly. Accelerators usually require startups to apply for acceptance into a “class,” which consists of a group of startups who will proceed through the program together, Continue reading