Associate Industry Knowledge Base

BioForward Member Associate Industry Knowledge Base—Resources and guidance to grow your business.

Associate Industry Knowledge Base

Resources from BioForward Wisconsin’s Associate Industry Members to help your business reach organizational goals

Associate industry members are vital companies supporting our biohealth industry, that have joined BioForward to support and grow the industry through services. Many of these companies have resources and guidance that members can use to grow their businesses.

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Featured Resource

On Demand Webinar: Sensitivity in the Workplace

Hausmann-Johnson explores how to increase awareness of personal feelings and the reactions of others while respecting one another through our differences.

Accounting

Associate Industry Knowledge Base

Baker Tilly

Full-service accounting and advisory firm that offers industry-specialized service

Information & Resources

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP is a full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with you and your business through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. Our specialized expertise and global reach in audit, tax, and management consulting support your organization’s goals with knowledgeable, competitive insights. As an independent member of Baker Tilly International, the world’s eighth-largest network of accounting firms, we bring you access to market-specific knowledge in 120 countries. Baker Tilly’s growing life sciences practice supports the needs of emerging and established life science companies with an experienced team of tax, accounting, and consulting professionals.

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Resources to help your organization:

Construction audit resource center

Third-party due diligence questionnaire for life sciences companies

    Architecture

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    BWBR

    Design solutions firm with a practice in architecture interior design & more

    Information & Resources

    BWBR is a team of professionals in architecture, interior design, planning, and research who are obsessed with the performance of people and organizations. For nearly a century, the firm has designed solutions to enhance how people live, work, heal, learn, pray, and play in engaging and empowering spaces. Leveraging the power of design, BWBR transforms lives through exceptional environments.

    Website

    Resources to help your organization:

    Side of Design Podcast

    Human-Centered Safety

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    Eppstein Uhen Architects

    Architecture and planning firm

    Information & Resources

    Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) is a multi-faceted architectural firm that performs work for clients throughout the country. The firm has diversified and grown through our focused staff expertise in the key industries of Science & Technology, Education, Healthcare, Living and Workplace. Since our 1907 inception, we have actively worked to retain the core values of doing the right thing, treating customers and partners with respect, ensuring a quality product, and delivering proactive planning and design solutions. Our mission is to provide our clients with design and service that go far beyond the norm – with relationships built on honesty and a shared understanding.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Enhancing Employee Well-Being is on More than Just HR

    Key Considerations in Designing Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities

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    Strang

    Architecture, engineering, and interior design firm

    Information & Discounts

    Established in 1935, Strang is an award-winning integrated architecture, engineering, interior design, and planning firm. Our inclusive project approach allows us to provide exceptional design for the most unique and challenging projects within the science and technology, commercial, higher education, and civic + cultural sectors.

    Strang shares intelligent A|E|I answers to the most challenging facility requirements through an integrated process that brings our architects, engineers, and interior designers together, focused upon an all-inclusive, collaborative approach to your project. This coordinated protocol pivots around comprehensive client input, a thorough understanding of your project goals, and rigorous innovation. In other words, Listen, Discover, Design.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Starting Over with your DDC System- Improvements and Optimization

    SyncMagazine

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    Flad Architects

    Creating environments that enhance human potential

    Information & Resources

    Flad Architects is a national planning and design firm committed to creating environments that enhance human potential. In partnership with leading research organizations, universities, healthcare institutions, and science-based companies, Flad designs innovative facilities, with standout dedication to detail. These advanced spaces enable the firm’s clients to make revolutionary discoveries that have a profound impact on society.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    How to Select the Right Sustainability Certification

    Virtual and Physical Space Reinvention

    Building Design, Mechanical & Construction

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    Findorff

    Guiding clients in planning, budgeting, & construction

    Information & Resources

    Findorff’s breadth of knowledge has led us to become one of the Midwest’s most trusted builders. With offices in Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau servicing our community by helping support growth industries in Healthcare, Science & Technology, Industrial, Education, Corporate, and Residential Markets. To thrive for the past 130 years, Findorff invests in their people and advanced technologies such as, virtual construction, 3D modeling (BIM) and lidar & infrared scanning, drones, robotics, prefabrication, LEED, and Lean Construction Practices to support the delivery of projects with reliability and certainty and speed-to-market precision, making an impact on our community through the built environment. We are seeking partners who may need assistance with scaling their business or has an innovative technology that supports the real estate, design, and construction industries.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Science and Technology One-Sheet

    Science and Technology Project Gallery

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    Kraemer Brothers

    Construction in Wisconsin for biotech and life-science companies

    Information & Resources

    Since forming in 1948, our strong work ethic and dedication to customer satisfaction has never wavered. Still based in the small town of Plain, we have kept our roots and continue to earn unparalleled customer satisfaction in the vital industry of biotechnology and life sciences. First-class reliability. Unbeatable craftsmanship. Genuine integrity. Done right the first time.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Project Management with Building Information Modeling

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    Vogel Bros. Building Co.

    Building and planning of labs, office, research, biopharma and manufacturing

    Information & Resources

    Incorporated here in Madison in 1928, Vogel Bros. Building Co. can assist in the planning, development, procurement, and construction of your laboratories, office, research, and bio pharma manufacturing facilities. Keeping pace with the rapidly changing construction industry, the Vogel philosophy remains the same – we build with values, solutions and accountability.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Services

    Portfolio

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    JP Cullen

    Builder and general contractor

    Information & Resources

    JP Cullen is a fifth-generation family-owned business. Since 1892, we have taken on the most challenging government, education, healthcare, commerce, industrial, arts & entertainment and historic restoration projects across Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and northeast Iowa.

    Today we are a $400+ million full-service preconstruction and construction company with 800 employees, managing projects from $1,000 to over $100 million in size – from new construction (office buildings, university buildings, residence halls, healthcare clinics, chemical, food and beverage, manufacturing, and power plants) to additions and renovations (healthcare facilities, K-12 schools, chemical, food and beverage, manufacturing, and power plants) to specialized work (e.g. steel erection, masonry, carpentry, historical restoration, equipment installation).

    Our corporate headquarters is located in Janesville, Wisconsin. We have a Milwaukee office in Brookfield, Wisconsin and an office in Madison, Wisconsin.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Navigating Your Next Sensitive Construction Project

    Benefits of an On-Site Contractor

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    Ideal Builders

    Commercial general contractor

    Information & Resources

    For nearly 20 years, Ideal Builders has sought to build one thing better than anyone else: relationships. Established in 2002, we made being “of service” to our community, our clients, our subcontractors, and our associates our top priority. Two decades and over 10 million square feet of buildings later, we have evolved significantly though our fundamental values remain unchanged. The partners at Ideal — Dave Martin, Jason Bollig, Tim Cleary, and BJ Galle — are fully engaged in the daily operations of the company. The belief that empowering all associates and treating all people with respect continues to drive our decisions, both big and small. Our commitment to building relationships will continue for another twenty years and beyond.

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    J.F. Ahern Co.

    Mechanical and fire protection contractor

    Information & Resources

    Ahern is a mechanical and fire protection contractor specializing in HVAC, Plumbing, Building Controls, Sprinkler, Extinguisher & Alarm and Fabrication for construction and service projects. Founded in 1880, the company has over 1,300 employees servicing commercial and industrial customers across the United States. We partner on new construction or retrofit projects, service existing facilities, and provide prefabricated multi-trade systems on projects of all sizes.

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    Riley Construction

    Providing a complete range of construction services

    Information & Resources

    One of the largest construction firms in Wisconsin and Illinois, Riley Construction provides a complete range of construction services including:

    • Preconstruction
    • Construction Management
    • General Contracting
    • Design/Build

    Our market expertise includes:

    • Healthcare
    • Industrial/manufacturing
    • Corporate/commercial
    • Education
    • Infrastructure
    • Municipal

    Website

    Resources to help your organization:

    Choosing a Project Delivery Method

    Riley’s Integrated System of Team Engagement Planning

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    CG Schmidt

    Professional construction management

    Information & Resources

    Four generations of creating exceptional facilities that improve the lives of others.

    Our story starts in 1920 when Dutch immigrant Charles Schmidt left his job at a brewery in Milwaukee to found Charles Schmidt & Sons Construction. Through four generations of family ownership, we’ve built a reputation for tackling some of the largest, most recognizable projects in Wisconsin. And we’re just getting started.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Diversity Program Training

    Subcontractor Prequalification

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    Kraus-Anderson

    Premier commercial general contractors

    Information & Resources

    One of the top 50 contractors in America, Kraus-Anderson is an integrated construction and real estate development enterprise dedicated to building enduring relationships and strong communities. We provide insightful real estate development from an owner’s perspective; exceptional pre-construction ingenuity, project execution and closeout from a single point of contact; and professionals who are passionate about family, community and their work.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Wisconsin Portfolio

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    Affiliated Engineers

    AEC industry’s leading technical consulting firm

    Information & Resources

    Affiliated Engineers is the AEC industry’s leading technical consulting firm for uniquely complex large-scale building, energy, and utility projects. In 41 years we have grown from a local engineering firm heating schools and churches in Madison, Wisconsin, to a global practice creating projects that make a difference in the world.

    Website

    Resources to help your organization:

    Assessing COVID-19 Impacts in Building Design

    All-Electric Building Design

    Associate Industry Knowledge Base

    General Heating and Air Conditioning

    Mechanical contractor specializing

    Information & Resources

    General Heating and Air Conditioning has diverse experience in the design and installation of energy efficient, high value commercial HVAC systems. Our highly experienced staff knows how to work with owners and other construction partners to provide cutting-edge applications and approaches to HVAC design and cost challenges.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    LEED Spotlight

    Commitment to Safety

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    Westphal & Co.

    Full service electrical and technology contractor

    Information & Resources

    Founded in 1931, Westphal & Co. is a full-service electrical & technology contractor serving the Midwest and selected domestic markets from our headquarters in Madison, WI. Our primary markets include governmental, commercial, industrial, health care, and energy. We have both PE’s and RCDD’s on staff. The company performs work on everything from residential projects to the largest industrial projects.

    Our Globalcom Technologies division is a technology contractor specializing in structured cabling, security/CCTV, and cellular enhancement projects. In addition to construction, we also provide full design build/design assist services, AutoCAD layouts, Information Modeling (BIM), and other engineering services such as arc-flash and thermal imaging studies using SKM software.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Project Portfolio

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    Faith Technologies

    Expert in electrical planning and engineering

    Information & Resources

    Established in 1972, Faith Technologies is an energy expert and national leader in electrical planning, engineering, design and installation. As a comprehensive authority in the field of electrical and energy services, we lead industry change through a dedicated investment in technology, strategic project consulting and process engineering that drives productivity, value, and above all, safety.

    Breaking industry benchmarks, we drive trends in growth and development through a continual investment in their merit-based employees’ skill, leadership and career development. We continually invest in our employees’ skill sets and provide all-inclusive services that make projects easier and more rewarding.

    Explore more about who Faith Technologies is, what we stand for, how we’re different, and how we work to earn your confidence every day.

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    Resources to help your organization: 

    Energy Monitoring Systems Drive Sustainability and Operational Efficiency

    Making Time to Build the Bench

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    CRB

    Full-service network of engineers and consultants

    Information & Resources

    CRB’s engineers, architects, and construction professionals are passionately focused on delivering design, construction, and consulting solutions that achieve success for our life sciences and advanced technology clients.

    CRB is a full-service network of engineers, architects, constructors, and consultants, assisting advanced technology organizations in the planning, design, construction, and operational support of facilities across the globe. With world-class technical expertise and an empowered staff of 850-plus, we relentlessly pursue and deliver the right solutions to our client’s technical challenges, no matter how big or small.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Alternative Proteins Report

    ONEsolution Intro

    Associate Industry Knowledge Base

    Commissioning Agents, Inc.

    Design maintain GMP manufacturing or facilities

    Information & Resources

    We help our customers design, deliver, operate and maintain quality-critical manufacturing (GMP related) or mission-critical facilities. Our engineering, technical, and consulting services encompass all aspects of operation:  equipment, automation, process, human performance.  The result is a superior level of operational performance and reliability.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Power of Design Review

    Speed to Market and Beyond

    Consulting

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    Aberdean

    Provides IT services

    Information & Resources

    We provide exceptional IT services to small to medium-sized businesses in the greater Madison and Dane County area.

    We help guide our clients through financial and technical considerations for best implementing, maintaining, protecting, and securing your business.

    We are here to help you make more efficient use of your time – and allow you to focus on what’s important – your core business.

    Empowered by our dedicated, talented staff, we measure our success by doing what it takes to help our clients succeed. We pride ourselves on being our clients’ trusted advisor and partner, providing them a range of creative IT solutions and successful, cost-effective delivery of services.

    Website

    Resources to help your organization:

    Data Protection/Recovery and Endpoint Security

    Cloud Services

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    PSC Biotech

    Cloud-based software solutions

    Information & Resources

    We offer specialized professional consulting for the world’s most highly regulated industries. Learn why we have come to be known as the premier consulting firm for the life science industry.

    With PSC Software™’s cloud-based software solutions, your organization will be able to better operate ever-growing sensitive and confidential dataset.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Inspection Management Teams for GxP Inspections

    A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

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    SpectraMedEx

    Medical device consulting firm

    Information & Resources

    As a medical device consulting firm, SpectraMedEx’s strength comes from over 30 years of hands-on expertise in Sales, Marketing & Distribution, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, Project Management, Engineering, New Product Development and Manufacturing. Experienced with start-ups and turnarounds, market leaders and underdogs, we value long-term trusted business relationships.

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    TBA

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    Premier FDA Solutions

    GxP auditing, remediation, and expert witness

    Information & Resources

    WE HAVE ONE PASSION – Our sole focus is quality and regulatory compliance for the life sciences.

    WE HAVE ONE FOCUS  We leverage our extensive network of FDA, quality, and regulatory experts to provide the right compliance expertise at the right time.

    WE HAVE ONE GOAL  Whether your need is one consultant for a day or several for a long-term project, we provide scalable staffing solutions that help you build and maintain a great quality system.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Brochure

    Why You Need a Strategy for QMS Oversight in the post-COVID Era

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    Innovenn, Inc.

    Drug and device development consulting

    Information & Resources

    Innovenn develops patient-centered digital health solutions to advance patient care and improve outcomes. With over 125 collective years of experience, we offer a powerful combination of skills and capabilities to improve patient health.

    Website

    Resources to help your organization:

    What You Should Know About the FDA Q-Sub Process

    How Does Innovenn Improve Patient Outcomes

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    Kestrel Tellevate LLC

    Helping companies manage operational risks

    Information & Resources

    Kestrel Management helps companies manage operational risks, design and implement management systems, make process improvements, and assure compliance. We address many of our clients’ difficult operational challenges—quality, environmental, safety, business continuity, food safety—and work with management to deliver reliable, achievable, and sustainable solutions. Kestrel does this by offering a suite of integrated services:

    • Operational Risk Management
    • Management Systems
    • Compliance Assurance
    • Process Analysis, Improvement & Business Continuity
    • Food Safety

    Website

    Resources to help your organization:

    FDA’s Focus on Food Traceability

    National Incinerator Slowdown

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    WiSolve

    Providing research-based business recommendations to biotech businesses

    Information & Resources

    WiSolve is a non-profit organization composed of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  WiSolve provides research-based business recommendations to address challenging problems in the Madison business community. Simultaneously, WiSolve consultants acquire business acumen and experience to further their professional development.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    TBA

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    Catalyst BioConsulting

    Academic pro-bono business consulting group for biotechnology and health tech

    Information & Resources

    Catalyst BioConsulting (formerly PICO – Postdoc Industry Consultants) is a business consulting group comprised of highly trained scientists that provides a broad range of consulting services for the many challenges faced by start-up and established firms. We offer pro-bono services geared towards the sustainable development and growth of innovative biotech and health technology companies in Wisconsin and beyond.

    Our mission is to provide research-based, actionable business recommendations for biotechnology, health technology and pharmaceutical firms. We leverage our analytical skills and scientific expertise to tackle strategic and economic problems to elevate a company’s performance.

    Website

    Resources to help your organization:

    TBA

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    Entente

    Helping innovative organizations and leaders reach their fullest potential

    Information & Resources

    In working with the topmost executives of the biggest and best-respected companies in the world – and some outstanding startups – the lesson is the same:  Great communications are not talking about what you do, it’s about shaping who you and your audiences are. It isn’t a tactical add-on; it’s a growth multiplier. 

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    Resources to help your organization:

    TBA

    Financial

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    First Business Bank

    Wisconsin-based bank holding company

    Information & Resources

    First Business Financial Services, Inc. is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company, focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives, and high net worth individuals. First Business offers business banking, private wealth, and specialty finance solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness.

    Website

    Resources to help your organization:

    Business Banking

    Alternative Financing Strategies for your Business

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    Park Bank

    Madison’s longest-serving community bank

    Information & Resources

    Park Bank, named for the street upon which our first branch was and is still located, opened its doors for business on July 18, 1966. Operating for 17 years from a single location, Park Bank, now Madison’s longest serving community bank, has built a solid reputation for competitive products and an honest, friendly approach to business. An approach our clients have found – and continue to find – to be quite refreshing.

    Naturally, demand for this unique brand of banking grew and fueled a careful expansion strategy that continues to this day. The foundation of our success? The trust placed in us by new and long-term clients who appreciate our community-based banking philosophy. For along the way, we learned an important lesson that we apply to all that we do – to build client loyalty as a bank, you need to be more than a bank.

    In many ways, Park Bank is today the same financial institution started as a single branch in 1966. We live by the same dedication to friendly, personalized service that provided our early clients with a welcome alternative to our larger competitors. Our promise is just that, a pledge to always take into consideration the effect our actions have on the lives of those who bank with us. And this results in a better banking experience for you.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Business Banking

    Identity Theft Restoration

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    US Bank

    Bank focused on supporting customers

    Information & Resources

    Since the Lincoln administration signed our national bank charter No. 24 in 1863, we’ve drawn on our financial strength to serve customers. This has been especially evident in times of need, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our response by the end of 2020 included a $20 million premium pay program for our employees, relief assistance and 108,000 Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for our customers, and $30 million in expedited charitable contributions for our communities. As a result, we’re proud to have been named the most essential bank amid the pandemic in a ranking by The Harris Poll.

    We also recognize that this past year has fundamentally changed banking by accelerating the shift to digital products and services. We’re positioned well for this future, having launched new tools – like the U.S. Bank Smart Assistant™ – to complement our 26-state branch footprint.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Manage Your Business

    Improve Your Operations

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    Venture Investors

    Venture capital firm

    Information & Resources

    Venture Investors seeks the next big things in healthcare. Based in the Midwest with open access to renowned research universities, and the vibrant communities that surround them, we target, uncover, and invest in extraordinary ideas that will shape the future of health and wellness. With decades of proven success, we’re fueling the future of what’s driving healthcare. Today, we have over $200 million in assets under management.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Process

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    MSAB Capital

    Venture fund focused on life science companies

    Information & Resources

    Venture fund focused on investing in early-stage life science companies

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    Associate Industry Knowledge Base

    Kegonsa Capital Partners

    Wisconsin-based venture capital management firm

    Information & Resources

    Kegonsa Seed Fund I, L.P.- a private equity limited partnership- has invested over $10,000,000 in 12 new companies. Kegonsa Coinvest Fund, LLC, with the same Limited Partners and Managing Director, makes second-round investments in the Seed Fund’s companies, investing over $5,000,000 in those portfolio businesses.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Kegonsa Seed Fund

    Kegonsa Co-Invest Fund

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    Madison Development Corporation

    Providing loans to small businesses & affordable housing

    Information & Resources

    Madison Development Corporation manages several loan funds available to growing or start-up businesses that cannot fully meet the underwriting standards of private commercial lenders.MDC’s lending programs are funded in part by the City of Madison Community Development Block Grant Program.

    Website

    Resources to help your organization:

    Report

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    Center for Technology Commercialization

    Helping small businesses learn about and compete for R&D money

    Information & Resources
    The Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) provides one-on-one assistance to early-stage emerging technology businesses throughout Wisconsin. CTC consultants are experts in technology commercialization processes. We have over 60 years of combined experience and have collaborated in acquiring over $155 million in federal and other funding¬†for our clients.  CTC manages grants and programs that assist clients is obtaining said funding.

    Our organization was created in 2005 under the name of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network in order to bring together advocates of economic development and experts in technology and commercialization to work with our clients and help them achieve commercialization success.

    The Center for Technology Commercialization is supported by the University of Wisconsin System (UWSA), the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). We are a part of the UW System Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship.

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    Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

    Maximizing opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people

    Information & Resources

    WEDC is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that invites and rewards business, professional and personal pursuits In Wisconsin®. Our Mission, Vision and Core Values are centered around this purpose. Our mission is to advance and maximize opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment

    Website

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    Business Programs

    Entrepreneurs Programs

    Insurance

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    Hausmann Johnson Insurance, Inc.

    Tailored risk management products and services 

    Information & Resources

    Today, Hausmann-Johnson continues to be one of Wisconsin’s leading insurance agencies with significant expertise in designing and implementing risk management and employee benefits strategies for clients across the country. Our commitment is to improving the client’s bottom line. We use the collective intelligence of our entire team to stay at the forefront of the insurance industry.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Life Sciences

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    DeWitt Law Firm

    Law firm with locations in Madison and Milwaukee

    Information & Resources

    DeWitt LLP was founded in 1903 and is one of the 10 largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has more than 130 attorneys practicing in Green Bay, Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in a variety of legal areas including intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law, construction litigation, corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, family business, family law, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, and tax law.

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    Intellectual Property Services – Recognized as leaders in the Intellectual Property (IP) field by IAM Patent 1000, IP Stars, Martindale-Hubbell and others – DeWitt’s attorneys work with clients around the world in all matters related to IP. Whether it’s an invention or trademark, patent prosecution, or licensing a trade secret – we ensure our clients maintain a competitive edge while also protecting against intellectual property theft and misuse. 

    Government Relations Services – DeWitt’s Government Relations team is one of the most respected lobbying groups in the State of Wisconsin with seasoned bipartisan Wisconsin lobbyists. The DeWitt team has expertise, experience and a proven track record with officials in all branches of Wisconsin state government and both major parties. The firm has strong bipartisan relationships with legislators, legislative staff and key agency staff members.

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    Foley & Lardner LLP

    National law firm with corporate legal services

    Information & Resources

    Foley is a highly regarded, national law firm whose practice areas encompass the full range of corporate legal services, including corporate governance and compliance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property and IP litigation, and tax.

    Foley & Lardner LLP provides award-winning business and legal insight to clients across the country and around the world. Our exceptional client service, value, and innovative technology are continually recognized by our clients and the legal industry. Foley has been recognized in a survey of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel as an elite BTI Client Service 30 for 12 years — one of only seven law firms to hold this distinction for more than 12 years (2015 BTI Client Service A-Team survey, The BTI Consulting Group, Wellesley, MA). In addition, Foley received 27 national Tier 1 rankings in the 2016 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms and was named to the InformationWeek 500 list for seven of the past eight years for technological innovation that enhances business value. At Foley, we strive to create legal strategies that help you meet your needs today — and anticipate your challenges tomorrow.

    Website

    Resources to help your organization:

    Health Care Law Today

    Pharma Patents

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    Neider & Boucher, S.C.

    Legal services and counseling to businesses

    Information & Resources

    Neider & Boucher helps firm clients achieve their personal and business goals. We are passionate about working with startup companies, closely-held businesses and early stage entrepreneurs and take pride watching these businesses grow into the companies they dream to be. As our clients achieve success, the N&B Estate and Trust Team counsels families and business owners finding solutions that ensure business, and life, will go on. If our clients ever find themselves in a dispute, our Business Litigation Team offers dispute resolution strategies including mediation and arbitration with an understanding that the goal is to achieve the best possible outcome.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Business Law

    Real Estate Law

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    Perkins Coie

    International law firm

    Information & Resources

    In serving clients ranging from local biotech companies to high-tech corporations across the U.S., Europe and Asia, our Madison-based attorneys focus primarily on patent and other intellectual property litigation, and insurance coverage matters.  Our Patent Litigation group in Madison has a combined 80-plus years of experience handling cases across the country, with attorneys having tried more than 20 patent infringement cases to verdict or judgment in both the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin, as well as national patent venues.  Madison-based attorneys in our Insurance Recovery Litigation group work with large public and private companies and their directors and officers in disputes with their insurance carriers.

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    Resources to help your organization:

    Industry Insights into the Future of Immersive Technology

    Ensuring Patent Subject Matter Eligibility for Blockchain Tech

    Real Estate

    Associate Industry Knowledge Base

    Broadwing Advisors

    Aligning your business goals with real estate

    Information & Resources

    We’re a small yet mighty team of experienced real estate professionals who will seamlessly integrate into your team to help you make the best decisions for your business. Beyond strategic, business-oriented thinking, we’re known for exceptional customer service and the clear communication, transparency, and integrity that characterizes it. When it comes down to it, we truly care about our customers and their businesses, and we do everything we can to ensure their success.

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    Q1 Market Report

    Points of Culture

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    City of Fitchburg

    Providing a location and support for entrepreneurs

    Information & Resources

    Fitchburg is ideally nestled between urban Madison and the scenic farmlands of Wisconsin.  With its close proximity to UW- Madison Campus, the State Capitol, and the Dane County Regional Airport, Fitchburg offers the best of city and rural life.

    Fitchburg’s innovative economy is well-positioned for small businesses such as Platypus Technologies to global companies like Promega Corporation with expertise in life sciences, advanced manufacturing, agri-business, information technology, and instrumentation.

    Fitchburg’s New Venture Center accelerator offers the perfect place for science and technology companies to grow and expand.

    Fitchburg’s idealistic neighborhood and vibrant business districts are surrounded by family farms, community parks, and world-class bike trails for an experience that is the best of both worlds.

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    Industry Cluster Brochure

    Associate Industry Knowledge Base

    General Capital

    Private real estate development co. in Wisconsin

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    General Capital is proud to be one of the most active private real estate development companies in Wisconsin. Our firm includes a close-knit group of partners with years of experience in the Banking, Construction and Real Estate industries. Our greatest strength is an ability to satisfy divergent customer needs and produce quality results within tight budgets and time frames. Because we hold our assets long-term, our projects receive the time and attention necessary to produce great results. We stand behind our work every day.

    We have a proven track record of getting the job done. The group continues to be the most active developer of grocery-related Real Estate in Wisconsin. We have also become one of the top industrial build-to-suit developers in the area. We find solutions to difficult sites, challenging tenants and volatile community politics. We uncover the details that make the difference between a good project and a great one. After all, it’s all about execution.

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    Restaino & Associates Realtors

    Relocation assistance, customized to the needs of individuals and corporations

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    Assisting candidates, transferees, and families moving in and out of the Madison area.

    For over 30 years, our dedicated relocation team at Restaino & Associates has prided itself on providing relocation assistance, customized to the needs of individuals and corporations moving in and out of the Madison area. We have a diverse group of agents with a variety of specialities and talents to meet the individual needs of our relocating clients, whatever they may be. We want to be your trusted resource to help navigate you through the entire process.

    Our team is here to make your transition a smooth one. We pride ourselves on top quality service.

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    Cascade Development

    Real estate firm specializing in hospitality and luxury rental sectors

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    With a real estate history that ties back three generations, Cascade Development was formed in 2016 on midwestern principals of a hands on, hard work approach to all aspects of our business. Although our company name is new, what we have been doing in the real estate world is not. One of our founders, John Stauffacher, cut his teeth in the family business helping his father build Exel Inns of America, a 35 property hotel chain founded in 1974. Fast forward to today, the lessons learned through a lifetime of development have shaped the way we do business. As a boutique firm that acts as a developer, contractor, and manager of its ground-up properties, Cascade Development strives to provide great buildings staffed with quality employees that provide exceptional service.

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    MadRep

    Site and economic development agency for the Madison region

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    Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) is the economic development agency for the eight-county Madison Region with a vision to create a dynamic environment where people and businesses thrive. MadREP’s mission is a five-plank platform, which includes economic competitiveness, innovation & entrepreneurship, human capital, marketing, and leadership & diversity. Through these five goal areas, MadREP and its partners aim to proactively and strategically position the region to take advantage of economic opportunities. MadREP’s economic development services include management of a regional business retention and expansion program, response to location prospect inquiries, coordination and expansion of resources for entrepreneurs, facilitation of business/education roundtables, marketing to national and international audiences for both exports and foreign direct investment, and mapping of supply chains and data dashboards for priority industry sectors.

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    Actalent

    Engineering and sciences services and talent solutions company

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    Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable services and talent solutions drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world.

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    Domann- the Board Room, Inc.

    Executive search firm dedicated exclusively to the life sciences

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    Founded in 1988, the Domann Organization, Inc. is a retained executive search firm dedicated exclusively to the Life Sciences. In a constantly changing environment, faced with daily challenges and emerging issues, it is critical to be represented by a firm possessing current information and historical industry intellect. We believe our specialization gives us a distinct advantage. Our vertical emphasis allows us to focus on core industry news and movement keeping our finger on the industry pulse. Our familiarity with the industry and connections within the industry, enable us to reach talented top management candidates expeditiously and secure the ideal candidate for you. We have developed an impressive list of clients by consistently providing outstanding recruitment services.

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    Medix

    Finding scientific talent with the right attitude, aptitude, and skills

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    Medix is a company fiercely dedicated to positively impacting lives and businesses with talent solutions backed by people data and industry expertise. Medix elevates recruitment and workforce solutions with decades of industry expertise and the data science of Talentoday, our talent analytics and innovation firm.

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    Momentum Staffing

    Staffing and recruiting

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    As experienced recruiters, we developed a unique recruiting platform designed to attract top-caliber talent for the most desirable employers.  

    Our approach was to put the candidate’s needs first and cater to employers who treated them exceptionally well.  As a boutique firm, we were able to match the best with the best. 

    Since those early days, we’ve stuck to that. We pride ourselves on proving our worth every day.

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    Automated Logic

    Global leader in building automation systems

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    Better buildings require intelligent solutions. We make it easy. Our solutions bring all building systems together into one cohesive ecosystem for complete control, management and reporting.

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    Savannah Company

    Trusted source for precision machining since 1996

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    Located in Waunakee, Wisconsin, Savannah Company has been a trusted source for precision machining since 1996. Specializing in CNC Milling and Turning, Savannah Company serves various industries including Analytical Instrumentation, Automation & Robotics, and General CNC Contract Machining.

    With 40 pieces of CNC equipment, as well as manual support equipment, Savannah is positioned to deliver industry-leading, high-quality machined products at a reasonable price.

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    ShareVault

    Secure document sharing and virtual solutions

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    ShareVault’s secure document sharing solution enables organizations to protect, manage and share confidential information includes life science features supporting multiple applications including

    • Business transaction due diligence for M & A, in/out licensing, IPO, asset sale, fund raising, technology transfer and buy side deals.
    • Confidential information sharing for partnering, alliance collaboration, CRO/CMO collaboration, board members, investors, consultants, vendors, attorneys.
    • Secure storage and efficient viewing of regulatory eCTD submissions such as IND, NDA, MAA, BLA and electronic trial master file (eTMF) sharing and review.
    • Consolidation of document silos using connectors to SharePoint/Office365, Box, Dropbox and Docusign e signature

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    Simplifeye Systems

    Security integration company

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    Simplifeye Systems is a security integration company that offers specialized safety, emergency, and risk management solutions. From FDA-approved infrared screening systems that sync with live video alerts and enable real-time contact tracing, to remote 
    visitor management systems with touchless identity verification and central station monitoring, Simplifeye brings simplicity to professional security. 

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    TESCHGlobal

    Data management and software development

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    TESCHGlobal (TG) is committed to revolutionizing the way organizations manage and utilize business data through best-in-class implementation services of modern technology tools and repeatable methodologies that automate processes while enabling full insight into operations. By deploying a specialized team of software engineers and strategists, TESCHGlobal provides unmatched delivery of digital transformation solutions which include customized application development and data management solutions, creating efficient, data-driven organization worldwide. TESCHGlobal has extensive experience in the areas of Enterprise Integration, Enterprise Business Intelligence & Analytics, and Software Application Development in a variety of industries: healthcare, manufacturing, supply chain, retail, insurance, and more.  

    TESCHGlobal is headquartered in Grafton, WI, USA and has offices in Boise, ID, Mexico City, MX and Amsterdam, NL.

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    Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing

    Designs, builds and integrates custom automation

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    Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing designs, builds, and integrates custom automation equipment for applications worldwide. Located in Madison, WI, the company provides value-added engineering and manufacturing from concept to completion. Isthmus has a wide range of expertise, including precision assembly, custom material handling, web processing, and robotic & machine vision integration. Isthmus Engineering is a worker-owned cooperative.

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    Teel Plastics

    Manufacturer of custom tubing

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    Teel has originated engineering improvements and broken new ground in product development for years. We were the first to extrude highly loaded natural fiber plastic composite materials nearly twenty years ago and pioneered multi-layer fuel line tubing in the 1980s. Teel Plastics invented numerous in-line cutting techniques and has built unique manufacturing and production equipment to meet customer demands for years.  We continue this cutting-edge tradition today with 3D printing, Industry 4.0 equipment, advanced software modeling, and top-notch customer service.

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    Alliant Energy

    Provides regulated electric and natural gas service to Wisconsin and Iowa

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    Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to about 950,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers in Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s mission is to deliver energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy’s two public utility subsidiaries.

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    Madison Gas and Electric

    Electricity in Dane and natural gas in 7 Wisconsin counties

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    MGE provides electricity in Dane County and distributes natural gas in seven Wisconsin counties. As a community energy company, MGE is committed to promoting healthy and sustainable growth. To meet the unique needs of biotechnology companies, MGE provides expertise in: enhanced electric reliability, energy efficiency, and energy technology. In 2007, MGE was rated number 1 in the US for electric reliability.

    Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) is a regulated natural gas and electric utility headquartered in Madison, Wis, the state capital and home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. MGE is the primary asset of MGE Energy, an investor-owned public utility holding company. MGE’s roots in the community date back to 1855. Madison Gas and Electric generates and distributes electricity to 146,000 customers in Dane County, and purchases and distributes natural gas to 152,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties.

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