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Jul 12, 2016

Like most people, Wisconsinite’s want their state to be a great place to live and work. Wisconsin as a state, ranks anywhere from 35th to dead last in job creation! Wisconsin possesses all the needed ingredients (intellectual property, research facilities, well educated workforce) to form these companies except for the needed financing through investment in these companies. The BrightStar Foundation was established 3 years ago to take deductible donor contributions and invest them in job creating early stage companies. In the 2.5 years of deploying money, the foundation has invested over $4 million into 29 individual companies with the intent of growing hundreds and then thousands of high paying jobs. Thomas Shannon, President & CEO of BrightStar will provide insight into their work.