00:00 am 12/23/04
Judy Newman Wisconsin State Journal
Calling all would-be entrepreneurs: State officials and local business leaders are putting out an invitation to compete in the second annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest.
Last year - the first time the event was held - 330 entries came in from 101 communities around the state. Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council in Madison, said he expects about as many proposals to be submitted this year.
The contest's top prize is $50,000.
Last year, BioSystem Development of Middleton and NovaScan of Milwaukee tied for first place; each received $27,500.
Not only has the money helped but so has the publicity, said NovaScan chief executive officer Larry Wells. "It has provided us with some contacts . . . which will, hopefully, lead to a significant investment," he said.