Build Madison Returns November 23rd!

buildmadisonlogoThe 2013 Build Madison will be held Saturday, November 23 at Sector67. This will be the 4th iteration of the Build Madison “Community Create-a-thon” event since it started in 2011.

Come together to show off and build the talent of Madison’s community while taking real products from concept to completion in just 24 hours. Meet great people, learn new skills, and have a great time. Check out the Live Blog from the 2012 event here.

The event format will be similar to the previous events: idea pitches start at 2 PM Saturday, followed by team formation and open build time throughout the day and night. Then project presentations start Sunday at noon (public welcome for the presentations).

If you have an idea you’ve been wanting to make into reality- pitch it! A number of teams in the past have gone on to successful launch; take advantage of the experienced and talented crowd to get the team and support you need. Projects are expected to span from arts and crafts to software, hardware, electronics, and more.

For more information, past Build Madison recaps, and to register (it’s free!) go here.


Featured Sponsor Welcome: TriNet

TriNet_logoCapital Entrepreneurs would like to welcome our newest Featured Sponsor – TriNet HR Corporation. Sponsors provide financial support to fund core Capital Entrepreneurs operations, meetings, and events. If you would like to get involved as a sponsor, contact us.

Since 1988, professional services companies throughout the United States have placed their trust in TriNet to help manage their HR responsibilities more strategically and cost-effectively. Why? Because TriNet understands the challenges they face: attracting and retaining top-quality talent, perfecting product, and continually guarding the bottom line against needless expenditures. Our mission is to deliver outsourced HR services that help you operate more efficiently and cost-effectively—and provide the strategic HR management that gives you a competitive edge.

TriNet works with many firms in technology and professional services. That means we know your language, understand your objectives, and deliver the premium HR services that highly compensated employees expect.

We’re uniquely positioned to solve such challenges as:

  • Maximizing time and resources
  • Attracting and retaining talent
  • Managing rising HR costs
  • Minimizing exposure to risk

For more information, visit us at or contact Dan Godfrey at

Isthmus Indie Awards 2013

isthmusindies-logoThe fourth annual Isthmus Indie Awards honor Madison movers and shakers, awarding creativity, innovation, sustainability and bold leadership. Winners were announced in eight different categories, with Michael Fenchel of 100state taking the honor for the “Dane and Beyond” category.

100state helps Madison entrepreneurs put ideas into action. They also host “problem-solving soirees” in which groups gather to brainstorm and troubleshoot tough issues facing Madison. Fenchel’s role and more perspective related to the award are featured here.

Winners are featured in the current cover story of Isthmus. Awards will be presented at an event on November 4, tickets are available here.