RoddyMedical Inc. Raises $600K In Seed Round, Partners with Two Badger Fund of Fund Venture Capital Investor Groups to Launch Innovative Medical Device SecureMove‐TLCTM

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] RoddyMedical, Inc. announced the closing of its $600,000 series seed investment round and partnership with the Winnebago Seed Fund, and the Winnow Fund, two of Wisconsin’s Badger Fund of Fund venture capital firms. The seed round will finance the manufacturing and product launch of the...

UWM Research Foundation supported startup TCARE, Inc. has a Successful Funding Round

On September 17th, TCARE announced it had closed a $3 million financing round led by SixThirty Ventures, Aflac Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield MN, Blu Ventures, Village Capital, Connetic Ventures and Gener8tor Fund. “TCARE is a great example of applying research at UWM and translating it into a private startup,” stated Troy Vosseller, co-founder of Gener8tor. “TCARE is solving a market problem, but its underpinnings are rooted in the academic research of Dr. Rhonda Montgomery who explored the interplay of burnout and caregiving.”

Avdeev named director of innovation at Lubar Entrepreneurship Center

Ilya Avdeev has been named director of innovation at the new Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. In this role, Avdeev — an associate professor of mechanical engineering who has been instrumental in fostering entrepreneurship at UWM — will lead program development and partnership cultivation.

New Partnership with Shorewood School District to Spur “Authentic Learning”

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s (UWM) Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and the Shorewood School District have announced a new Teaching Fellows partnership to cultivate Authentic Learning in grades 7-12.  The new Fellows program, supported by a grant from the Shorewood SEED Foundation, will tap into UWM’s expertise and provide professional development for Shorewood teachers as they build new and innovative educational opportunities for students.

Establishing the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center at UWM

On this week’s program, a discussion of the critical need for innovation and entrepreneurship in Milwaukee and the region. WUWM’s Dave Edwards talks with UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone; Julia Taylor, president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee; and Sheldon Lubar. Mr. Lubar and his family donated $10 million to UWM to establish the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center.

How High-Tech Entrepreneurs Are Energizing Milwaukee

If you sense that something is stirring or hear a buzz, it might just be the sound of Milwaukee’s high-tech community building the foundation for a new entrepreneurial economy. In the past several years, an outcropping of high-tech entrepreneurs has emerged here, universities have gone all out to teach entrepreneurial skills, and established companies are on board to support this emerging startup ecosystem. But perceptions change slowly, as the underlying reality shifts.

UWM-developed app helps protect patients’ brains during surgery

The work of some UWM students is literally helping make people’s lives better. The students in UWM’s App Brewery worked with doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin to develop an app that helps guide doctors during the delicate process of brain surgery. Incredibly, patients are awake during the surgery. The app, called NeuroMapper, is a tablet-based tool that aids surgeons who are removing a tumor or tissue by helping them test whether they are encroaching on tissue that would impair functions if removed.