CE member Murfie.com was featured in an article in the March edition of Madison Magazine. The article does a great job pointing out the positive impacts of innovation and entrepreneurship on the local economy and how policymakers, investors, and the media need to think a little differently to maximize the economic impacts of innovation. From the article:
But if Murfieâ€”or any of the other sixty-some startups that meet monthly under the Capital Entrepreneurs bannerâ€”are going to survive and create jobs and prosperity for our region, many of us must think and act a little differently.
Heidi Allstop of Spill will be moving to Boston this summer after being selected for TechStars.Â Techstars is one of the top two seed accelerators in the United States and just closed it’s newest class.Â Heidi will be joining 10 other startups that made the cut.Â Techstars startups have an incredibly high track record of success compared to startups that don’t go through an accelerator, so it’s a huge honor for Heidi to be picked.Â From the link:
Spill [creates] an anonymous, peer-to-peer support system for college students. Ten schools are already using it. The founders suggest that students will more readily talk about difficult issues â€”Â whether drug use or loneliness â€”Â if they don’t have to go to a counseling center in person. Team is from Madison, Wisconsin, and plans to sell the service to universities as a way to better understand the mental health and environmental stresses students are dealing with.
While we’re sad to sere Heidi leaving Madison for Boston, we’re all excited for her to represent Madison in Techstars!Â Congrats and good luck in Boston!
Madison’s very own TEDx event wrapped up a successful day Saturday at the Promega auditorium in Fitchburg. TEDx events are independently organized TED events.
The vision for TEDx Madtown is to bring together people who are motivated to take the ideas discussed out into the state and engender new conversations in their communities, particularly about possibilities for the future of the stateâ€™s economy and educational system.
TEDx Madtown featured CE members Justin Beck of PerBlue and Greg Tracey of Asthmapolis. The videos of the TEDx Madtown talks should be posted to the TEDx YouTube channel in the next couple of weeks. Until then, you can view part of the event by checking out this stream.