AkitaBox Raises $1.1M in Funding

akitabox-logoMadison based startup, AkitaBox, recently announced a $1.1 million round in seed funding.

The young company, which was founded in 2015, has developed a software that is used for managing buildings. More specifically, building operators use AkitaBox as a tool for optimizing operations and automating workflow. Previously, building operators had to spend an excess amount of time on tasks like manual data entry and building management. AkitaBox provides a solution that will ultimately allow managers to identify and prevent problems before they occur and save them time and money in the process.

AkitaBox already sells their software to national brands, such as UW Health and Aramark. They plan to use this round of funding to boost sales growth and further develop their product. You can read more about AkitaBox on Xconomy here.

Startup Weekend Madison Returns April 22-24!

RGB-StartupWeekend_LogoGFEStartup Weekend returns to Madison April 22-24, 2016 for the fifth annual Startup Weekend Madison event!

Startup Weekend is a weekend long event where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. To get a better idea about the event, check out a brief video trailer here.

More info and to register: REGISTER NOW

Startup Weekend is a true risk-free environment and a great opportunity for both new and seasoned entrepreneurs to gain valuable entrepreneurial experiences and put their unique skill sets to use, meet great people, and have fun. People of all different backgrounds and with all different skills are encouraged to participate.

Organizing partners for the event include Capital Entrepreneurs, Sector67, The Doyenne Group, UW-Madison, Edgewood College, and Madworks Coworking. The event is hosted by University Research Park.