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UW-Madison to Upgrade Engineering Campus With $100M Foxconn Gift

Foxconn, a leading Taiwanese contract manufacturer constructing a huge electronic display assembly plant in Southeastern Wisconsin, announced a $100 million gift to the state’s flagship public university Monday. The company’s gift to the University of Wisconsin-Madison will support research and development of new technologies statewide, Foxconn said. The nine-figure gift from Foxconn is one of […]

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Race for Governor, Foxconn, Promega & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

Voters in Wisconsin will head to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 14 to cast ballots in primary races for governor and other elected offices. Read on to learn about connections between some of the candidates for governor and the state’s technology and business sectors, as well as other recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community: —Gov. […]

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Foxconn Buys Eau Claire Office Space, Partners with Advocate Aurora

Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing giant, is making more moves in Wisconsin at it prepares to build a massive electronics factory in the southeast corner of the state. Foxconn said on Monday that it has agreed to buy one building in downtown Eau Claire, WI, and it has purchased office space in another, with the intention […]

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Foxconn, Data Science, Roche & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

The collective eyes of Wisconsin’s business and technology communities are focused on a groundbreaking ceremony that Foxconn, a Taiwan-based electronics manufacturing giant, plans to hold Thursday at the site of its future electronic display production facility in the state’s southeastern corner. President Donald Trump and other big-name politicians like House Speaker Paul Ryan and Wisconsin […]

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Foxconn, Arrowhead, NorthStar & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

Catch up on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —Foxconn paid nearly $15 million for an office building in downtown Milwaukee that will serve as the company’s North American headquarters, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The location chosen by the Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant does not come as a major surprise; in […]

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Epic, Foxconn, Thermo Fisher & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

Catch up on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Verona-based Epic Systems and two other corporations in a case that examined whether it’s legal for organizations to require their employees to sign arbitration agreements that keep them from pursuing group claims in court. Groups of […]

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Q&A: Don Layden Talks VC Trends, Exits, Foxconn’s ‘Long Tail’ & More

Don Layden has lived and worked in greater Milwaukee long enough to feel like he’s got a pretty good grasp of the area’s strengths, weaknesses, and defining qualities. Layden graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1982, then worked his way up to partner at the law firm Quarles & Brady. He later served in […]

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Exact Sciences CEO Conroy Talks Growth, Foxconn, Startups & More

Kevin Conroy left a law firm job in his early 30s, right after he had just made partner, to work for a venture capital-backed startup in California called Outcomes. The outcome was not what Conroy had hoped. About a year later, the business ran out of money and went bust. Even so, Conroy, now the […]

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Foxconn, CUNA, DevCodeCamp & More: This Week’s Wisconsin Watchlist

[Updated 3/28/18 4:29 p.m. See below.] Catch up on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines: —Foxconn Interconnect Technology said it agreed to pay $866 million in cash to acquire Belkin International, a California-based maker of phone chargers, audio cables, and other accessories. The buyer is a subsidiary of Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision […]

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With New Cash, Curate Helps Builders Scrape the Web for New Business

After political and business leaders announced last July that the Taiwanese giant Foxconn planned to construct an enormous display manufacturing facility in Wisconsin, people in the state were eager to learn the exact location where the plant would be built. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., which agreed to provide Foxconn with up to $3 billion […]

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