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Wisconsin Technology Council Policy Efforts

The Tech Council provides policy guidance to state lawmakers, the governor, state agencies and other institutions in Wisconsin. It has most notably done so through “Vision 2020: A Model Wisconsin Economy” and white papers that have served as background for policymakers, press and the public. The Tech Council's programs build on that foundation by encouraging entrepreneurship, networking and more.

Those efforts include:

  • Wisconsin Angel Network WAN's mission is to build angel network capital capacity throughout Wisconsin in order to increase the number and amount of seed-stage equity investments in Wisconsin companies, creating jobs and improving our economy.
  • Wisconsin Innovation Network (WIN) A community-based organization dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • I-Q Corridor Wisconsin lies at the core of the I-Q Corridor, a region rich in ideas, innovative workers, investment capital and some of the world’s most exciting intellectual property – especially in biotechnology, the life sciences, information technology and advanced manufacturing.
  • Governor's Business Plan Contest (BPC) An opportunity to compete for cash and in-kind prizes – but it’s also a chance to get constructive feedback on your business plan and to help move it from “virtual business” to reality.
  • Wisconsin YES! An opportunity  to help young people learn how science and technology innovations can be developed into solid business plans. Wisconsin students in 12th grade and under, beginning in middle school, are eligible to enter individually or in small teams.