Wisconsin Economic Development Guide

2015-2016

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38 W I S C O N S I N E C O N O M I C D E V E L O P M E N T G U I D E isconsin is quickly becoming a breeding ground for startups and entrepreneurs. With the success of several new ventures reaching the forefront, such as JAMF Software, a leader in management software developed exclusively for the Apple platform, the state is geared toward ensuring that new businesses go from the starting line to the fnish line. With new seed fund and venture initiatives, the state is also intent on commercializing the tremendous research and development taking place in its colleges and universities. JAMF Software was created in 2002 by Zach Halmstad, founder and co-CEO, while he attended the University of Wisconsin Eau- Claire (UWEC). The Minneapolis, Minn.-based company is growing 50 to 70 percent year-over- year and has more than 300 employees around the world. "Since our frst offce in Eau Claire with only four employees, b y C R Y S TA L M E D L E R W How JAMF software helped launch the revitalization of downtown Eau Claire. Fostering a Community S U C C E S S F U L E N T R E P R E N E U R S Zach Halmstad, founder and co-CEO of JAMF Software, stands in the company offce. Photos courtesy of JAMF software

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