Ronin Featured in the Isthmus

Game-based learning startup Ronin Studios and Consulting was recently featured in the Isthmus. Ronin designs and develops mobile and web-based learning games, simulations and applications for adult learners for use in corporate training and more.

Gaming use has been on a dramatic rise overall and game-based learning, which traditionally has been a luxury for Fortune 500 companies, will become even more commonplace in the next 3-5 years. Throughout Madison, there are a number of other new and existing gaming companies, and Ronin views Madison as the only non-coastal city with a thriving “serious game” development industry. Read the full article here.

Featured Sponsor Welcome: Bluepoint Investment Counsel

Capital Entrepreneurs would like to welcome our newest Featured Sponsor – Bluepoint Investment Counsel. Sponsors provide financial support to fund core Capital Entrepreneurs operations and meeting events. If you would like to get involved as a sponsor, contact us.

Bluepoint Investment Counsel is an investment advisory firm based on Madison’s west side. We provide investment consulting and wealth management services to successful entrepreneurs, business owners, and their companies.

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As business owners ourselves, we understand the needs of entrepreneurs and are dedicated to helping you find the best solutions.

Bad Donkey Social Featured by InBusiness

Bad Donkey Social‘s Enriched Text Content (ETC) technology was highlighted by InBusiness recently. ETC is a mobile product that creates an alternative to bland alphanumeric text by adding relevant branded images in-line as part of text conversations. The product is currently in beta testing, with a release slated soon. More than 20 Madison area businesses have signed on to participate. For more information, check out the full article here.

Asthmapolis Featured in Wired

Asthmapolis and their “smart” asthma inhaler were recently featured in Wired. Asthmapolis helps patients and health providers better monitor the behavior of asthma utilizing a sensor that attaches to an inhaler. The sensor records the time and location of each use, which makes data collection part of the act of using the inhaler. The data can then be analyzed by patients and physicians, and it can also be aggregated to visualize larger patterns. Check out the full Wired article here.

SnowShoe Hosts Hurricane Hackathon

Initially slated to host the Madison location of the now postponed Foursquare global hackathon, SnowShoe has decided to go ahead with their own version of the event. Due to Hurricane Sandy’s devastation of the East Coast (Foursquare is headquartered in NYC), Foursquare has officially decided to cancel their hackathon scheduled for this weekend (November 3). Instead, SnowShoe will now be hosting their own version of the hackathon, with a new focus of building projects that use the Foursquare API and/or the SnowShoe Stamp to help Hurricane/Disaster victims. If you are interested in participating in their disaster recovery hackathon on Saturday, please RSVP now.

Madison Tech Social Coming November 14

The second annual Madison Tech Social is coming the evening of November 14 at The Brink Lounge. Hosted by Bendyworks, EarthIT, Versa Studio, The Creative Company and 5Nines, the Tech Social features presentations and a meta-gathering which assembles a wide range of Madison area technology, design and marketing professionals, including meetup groups like Web Design & Development, Software Developers, Social Media and more. There will also be food, drinks, and giveaways. Be sure to reserve your spot now.