Startups and Public Policy: Day 3 “On the Scene in Wisconsin”
November 08, 2013
The question of what government can do to foster entrepreneurial growth and better develop a startup ecosystem is one that many municipalities and states no doubt deal with on a daily basis. It’s a question of what’s the right mix of mentorship, funding and programs that will provide the maximum economic benefit for the local economy.
So it’s certainly no surprise that a state like Wisconsin—which has a burgeoning startup economy—might be grappling with issues like how to get more venture financing for its companies and how to develop better educational programs for entrepreneurs. This was one of the key takeaways from a roundtable hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and attended by Governor Scott Walker, local angels and VCs, several startups and institutional players like the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
What can state and local governments do to encourage startup communities and more venture investment? To read more about how Wisconsin is working its way through these issues, click here.