Apple vs Epic Games. Epic games, the producer of popular game Fortnite, is clashing with apple about the way payments on their app are transacted. How does big tech control the marketplaces and channels that it facilitates? What does this mean for sites accepting payments through their systems? PS Google also kicked them off
SPICY Uber and Lyft’s operations in California are saved by last minute ruling. The two companies have been in a legal battle over a California law aimed at gig-workers. The ridesharing giants are trying to call their bluff, and had threatened to pull out of the state, as making the changes would require an overhaul to their business model. What do you think about gig workers getting employment benefits? Is California attacking the gig economy? Are Uber and Lyft pushing a hard bargain?
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The (virtual) Startup Showcase is a high energy stage that celebrates and showcases what’s next in Madison’s startup ecosystem. Started by Capital Entrepreneurs in 2013 as the original pitch event at the Forward Fest, it features an evening of startup pitches from some of Madison’s most compelling emerging companies. A select group of 5 rising startups will give a 5-minute “demo day” style pitch showcasing their company. In addition, Startup Showcase alumni from past years will take part in a lightning round of 1-minute update pitches highlighting their recent successes.
Announcing the presenting companies for the 2020 Startup Showcase:
Acme Nerd Games – A game development company that delivers a triple bottom line by applying game-based learning and a theory of fun to build video games that help our players thrive, support business goals, and make a social impact.
IVO Systems – A SaaS company building an easy-to-use software for organizations to track construction equipment, tools, and multiple project locations in one web-based construction operations platform.
JangoBio – A biotechnology company targeting aging and age-related diseases by restoring hormone balance using regenerative stem cell therapies.
My HOME Stars – A grassroots social innovation re-imagining education delivery across sub-Saharan Africa.
Virtual United – A virtual event networking platform. The future of virtual events will equalize access to social capital and relationships will be built across oceans like never before.