Tag Archives: Tom Barrett

Bird Takes Scooters Off Milwaukee Streets, Agrees to Work With City

Five weeks after Bird put a fleet of about 100 motorized scooters in Milwaukee, the company says it’s pulling the vehicles off of the city’s streets until a framework is established allowing them to operate legally there. The City of Milwaukee and Santa Monica, CA-based Bird on Monday issued a joint news release saying Bird […]

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Noncompetes, Wine Clubs, Broadband, & More: This Week’s WI Watchlist

Gyms are swarming with people, temperatures are dropping below zero, and the Green Bay Packers are alive in the NFL playoffs—it must be January in Wisconsin. Make it a resolution to stay plugged into the state’s innovation community, starting with these recent headlines: —Wisconsin could be hurting itself in its effort to spur more entrepreneurship by […]

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Wisconsin Roundup: Uber, Lovell, BrightStar, Energy Incubator & More

Here are a few notable recent happenings in Wisconsin’s tech and innovation community: —Controversial startups Uber and Lyft have gone legit in Milwaukee, after Mayor Tom Barrett signed legislation last week that legalizes the on-demand transportation apps and lifts the cap on city taxi permits, the Milwaukee Business Journal reported. Uber and Lyft, which have […]

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Wearing Two Hats, Resnick Pushes Tech Issues on Madison Council

Scott Resnick’s appearance doesn’t exactly scream “politician.” On this particular afternoon, the 27-year-old is seated comfortably in the conference room of his software company’s office overlooking Lake Mendota in Madison, WI. He is wearing a collared shirt with blue, grey, and magenta stripes, along with tan pants. No suit, no tie, no problem. Anything above […]

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Carroll Raising Milwaukee Profile with Grad Entrepreneurship Program

Carroll University, Wisconsin’s oldest four-year higher education institution, is attempting to raise its profile in the Milwaukee startup community with a new graduate program in entrepreneurship taught by successful local entrepreneurs. The $13,500 intensive, 15-credit, four-month “boot camp” will accept 24 students for its inaugural program in the fall. The 168-year-old Carroll is located west […]

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Microbe Detectives Brings DNA Sequencing to Water

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett wants southeastern Wisconsin to be known as the “Fresh Coast.” Others have thrown around the phrase “Silicon Valley of water.” Marketing verbiage aside, the conversation around turning this region on the shores of Lake Michigan into a fresh water business hub continues to grow louder. Southeastern Wisconsin is home to the […]

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Milwaukee Investor Keane Views World Through a Nikon Lens

Any entrepreneur worth his salt has a creative spark. Not everyone takes it to Tim Keane’s level. The 65-year-old has had a long and winding career, but he is best known in the Milwaukee area for starting Web analytics company Retail Target Marketing Systems in Waukesha, WI; growing the business to $20 million in annual […]

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