Tech +: Rising Stars
WE ASKED: WHAT AS-YET UNKNOWN MADISON ENTREPRENEURS WILL WE BE HEARING ABOUT IN THE COMING YEARS? THEY SAID:
Kathy Collins, Southwest Regional Director, Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network
“Phoenix Nuclear Labs has a new way to create a supply gene for nuclear medicine. NorthStar Nuclear Medicine out of Madison has a different solution—to have two companies vying for the next generation of technology on a global scale is brilliant.”
That means: Radioactive compounds needed for things like medical imaging will be much more easily available for U.S. providers—potentially eliminating lengthy waits for scans and tests.
Don Madelung, president, Herzing University
“The economy and their ability to parlay their skills into meaningful careers has been a driving force for many Herzing graduates to take a hard look at starting their own businesses. I love the new high-tech frontier that’s opening up to these graduates. Craig Harmel, a 2001 Herzing graduate is starting C2 Tech, a managed IT company, and another graduate, Rick Smith, has launched INOC Company, also a managed IT business.”
That means: Companies can outsource management of their IT networks instead of dedicating company resources to solving computer problems.
Dan Olszewski, director, UW–Madison Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship
“Chad Sorenson founded Sologear, which produces Flamedisk. After successfully selling a company he started at the UW, he researched various ideas and invented the Flamedisk product. Given that before age 30 he’s already invented and successfully taken to market two new products, you can only imagine the future ideas he’ll create.”
That means: Instead of messing around with charcoal, people can just drop a Flamedisk into the grill, peel the lid, light and cook.