BrightStar invests $100,000 in two Milwaukee-area startups

Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska and Carol Hirschmugl, UW-Milwaukee physicists, are using their STTR Phase II grant to bring better lithium-ion batteries to the market through their startup, SafeLi LLC. (Photo: Derek Rickert, UWM Photo Services)
BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation Inc. recently invested $50,000 in Shorewood-based battery technology company COnovate, Inc. and Wauwatosa-based health tech company Retham Technologies. The two $50,000 seed investments from BrightStar were matched by the Wisconsin Economic Development…

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Brandon Anderegg
Brandon covers startups, technology, manufacturing. He previously worked as a general assignment and court reporter for The Freeman in Waukesha. Brandon graduated from UW-Milwaukee’s journalism, advertising and media studies program with an emphasis in journalism. He enjoys live music, playing guitar and loves to hacky sack.

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