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Membership Survey Results Are In!

Survey Key Findings First off, thank you to everyone who participated in our Membership Survey. Your opinions matter greatly to us, and we are using the survey results to inform our upcoming initiatives to continually improve your MRN membership experience. So without further ado, here is what we learned: Some MRUN membership benefits are not […]

Forbes – Innovation And Investment Dollars Turn To A New Region: The Midwest

The Midwest is an often overlooked region when it comes to raising VC money for startups, but entrepreneurs should think again before darting for the coasts: Midwest accelerators like gener8tor (Madison and Milwaukee) are gaining traction and earning deserved attention from nationwide players. John Philosophos, Partner at Great Oaks Venture Capital (NY), said, “We see big […]

Free Report: Using remote monitoring to contain health costs

One of MRUN’s partners, Burrill & Company recently released a free report that details hospital readmission rates in Europe: As a growing percentage of Europe’s population turns 65 and older, a rising incidence of chronic disease is driving hospital admissions. Readmissions are also rising, adding to the already mounting cost of delivering care in expensive […]

AeroInnovate Seeks Up & Coming Aero-Related Startups for Pitch & Mingle event

UW Oshkosh’s AeroInnovate and the Space Angels Network seek early-stage aero-related companies to attend and apply to present at their fifth annual Pitch & Mingle event, scheduled during AirVenture on Startup Aviation Day – Tuesday, July 30, in the new Innovations Pavilion. Companies selected will have an opportunity to give an eight-minute pitch followed by a […]

WBT2013 Now Accepting Applications

The team behind the World’s Best Technologies Innovation Marketplace (WBT2013) has interviewed a cross-section of investors and licensees to learn what types of technologies they are seeking for investing and licensing. To see a list of the Hot Markets and Sizzling Sectors visit, WBT Technology Scouting. Interviews are on-going, and the list will continue to be updated […]

Midwest is a “best-kept secret of biotech”

The Midwest is at the top of the nation’s biotechnology industry according to an Ernst & Young study (The Economic Engine of Biotechnology in Illinois) presented by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Monday (4/22) at the BIO International Convention. With more research spending and more bioscience employees than the East or West Coast., the Midwest is called […]

EXITS: Startups Showcase + Conference is now accepting nominations for showcase startups

Nominate startups to present to a select group of invitation-only investors and Global 1000 companies as part of the Virtual Startups Showcase (VSS) and the Exits Startups Showcase + Conference in San Francisco The Virtual Startups Showcase (VSS) will showcase some of the best startup companies, as nominated by the country’s major research universities, leading venture capitalists, […]