Elucent Medical beat 291 other entries submitted by entrepreneurs in 87 Wisconsin communities and evaluated by 88 judges.
"Elucent will build on a tradition and a strength of
Elucent's system involves inserting a tiny, wireless tag into the tumor; a surgeon can find it using a wand reader. It is meant to replace the current standard procedure of sticking a protruding wire into the breast to mark a tumor site.
"The primitive hook-wire procedure strikes many of us as being almost barbaric," said UW-Madison engineering professor
He said winning the competition is "recognition of how awkward, even painful the current procedure is."
The company claims its technology will reduce the cost of each breast cancer surgery by
Elucent hopes to file for
This is the second company for King,
Winners of the Business Plan contest were announced Wednesday at the
Elucent also won first prize in the life sciences category.
Other first-place winners were: MobCraft Beer,
In the Wisconsin YES! (Youth Entrepreneurs in Science) contest for students,
In a presentation to the luncheon crowd, Thompson said he started beekeeping when he was 9 years old and now has five hives and four pollination contracts. His "buzziness plan" includes expanding to 10 hives, selling honey at farmers' markets, and capturing more contracts to pollinate farm crops.
Thompson said the Pollinator software he devised can measure a farm field's output "with my girls and without my girls." He drew warm laughter from the audience when he said that when he is 16, he plans to buy a government surplus vehicle so he doesn't have to drive his bees around "in my mom's
Thompson is expected to get a
The not-for-profit consortium, made up primarily of universities, provides "a collaborative environment to solve common technology challenges" and is "the largest and fastest coast-to-coast network supporting advanced research and education," Lambert said.
Lambert gave high praise to
The two-day Entrepreneur's Conference wrapped up on Wednesday. About 520 people registered for the event, which was held at the Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall.
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