Tag Spinoffs

UW Changes Lives: Campus-born fertility company seeks to improve women’s health care, Wisconsin economy

May 24, 2019

What started as a side project in a UW–Madison laboratory is now a successful business that’s closer than ever to giving women a way to help overcome difficulties in conceiving a child.

Doctor’s brainstorm being realized at UW–Madison spinoff

March 14, 2019

Atrility hopes to market a device that would help in pediatric heart surgery. The design was begun by students in UW–Madison’s department of biomedical engineering.

MR Guidance: Next frontier in hemorrhagic stroke

March 5, 2019

A UW–Madison startup called InseRT MRI has the goal of guiding drug placements in the brain with MRI, under a license to a patent held by WARF.

EatStreet snaps up campus award for entrepreneurship

November 20, 2018

EatStreet now serves more than 15,000 restaurants in more than 275 cities. It has 175 employees at its headquarters, just off the Capitol Square in Madison, and more than 1,200 drivers.

Need to talk to your data? UW–Madison spinoff is happy to translate

November 13, 2018

UW-Madison computer science professor Jignesh Patel and Rogers Jeffrey Leo John, a recent graduate student, founded DataChat in June, 2017, with the goal of making it more efficient for businesses to get insights from data. 

UW-Madison spinoff releases app dedicated to ‘Live Undiscovered Music’

August 16, 2018

As users engage with LÜM, they are rewarded with tokens that they can use or buy to raise the visibility of a favorite artist.

New imager identifies tissue types during surgery

May 8, 2018

UW-Madison spinoff company OnLume is continuing to develop its system for identifying tissue types during surgery. The company’s technology causes chemical labels to glow in the operating room.

Madison startup completing 100 solar setups in rural Africa

April 27, 2018

If you take electric lighting for granted, you have not lived in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where lighting options often come down to kerosene, candles or flashlights. The company's solar lights are a new choice.

Still on stage after 40 years: Wisconsin firm grows beyond theater lighting

March 27, 2018

Electronic Theatre Controls, started in 1974 by four UW–Madison undergraduates, has built its success on a programmable electronic control for stage lighting.

New ed-tech platform recognizes professors’ contributions to higher education

March 7, 2018

A social work professor has created "Prof2Prof," where academics can store and share work such as curricula, quizzes, assignment sheets and studies.

UW–Madison serial innovator Jack Ma cites collaboration as key to his success

March 7, 2018

Engineering Professor Jack Ma has more than 40 patents, more than 470 published papers and a half-dozen national professional fellowships.

Seeking grocery shopper loyalty, Fetch Rewards is “obsessed with simple”

February 27, 2018

A company started by a UW–Madison undergrad five years ago is finding success with an app that rewards grocery buyers who scan in their receipts.

UW startup’s invention featured at Paris fashion-tech show

February 8, 2018

The wearable system developed by Torq Labs is designed to help runners avoid injury by tracking leg movement with wireless sensors that transmit data to a smartphone app.

The doc sets the goal, then ‘Digital Intern’ goes to work

February 1, 2018

A UW–Madison spinoff company is refining a medical management software package designed to help doctors treat patients more efficiently.

Bringing cheap and accurate tuberculosis tests to Africa

January 18, 2018

Researchers are developing a "robust, simple and inexpensive way to increase the sensitivity of an existing TB test" by integrating a step very similar to a pregnancy test.

As influenza looms, Madison firm advances human trials of revolutionary vaccine

January 17, 2018

One of the most promising universal flu vaccines is being developed by FluGen, a spinoff from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Next up is an experimental trial.

App software firm with UW–Madison roots starts selling “pro” version

December 6, 2017

“We are uniquely positioned to help teams build apps with the same exact code that will work on the web, and on the App Store and Google Play,” Ionic CEO Max Lynch says.

WARF program leader: Sale marks success for UW–Madison research prowess, creativity

November 17, 2017

The Accelerator Program represents a broadening of WARF’s original role, as it as recognized the need to guide and encourage start-up companies, and invest in them.