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Sun Tzu's Hansen canvasses state for high-tech growth
If anyone knows the perils of securing seed and venture capital in Wisconsin, it's E. Kelly Hansen.
As founder, president and chief executive officer of Sun Tzu Security, a Milwaukee information security-consulting firm started in 1996, Hansen has gained firsthand experience with the conservative nature of local investors.
Those experiences led her to campaign hard to be appointed by Gov. Tommy Thompson to the Wisconsin Technology & Entrepreneurs Council (WITEC), formed to promote the development of science-and technology-based businesses in Wisconsin.
The group will emphasize attracting seed and venture capital to the state.
"Our hope is to rebrand Wisconsin as a technology center and a place for investment. It's a lofty goal," Hansen says.
Not that there's a dearth of technology companies in Wisconsin, Hansen says. The state's high-tech firms …