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Forward Festival Kicks Off This Week

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The 2014 Forward Festival kicks off this week! The Festival runs from August 21-28 and is now in its fifth year. There are 20 different exciting events lined up, and there’s still time to secure your spot at many of … Continue reading

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ABODO Raises $1.25M in Funding

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The hyperlocal online rental marketplace ABODO announced today it has closed $1.25 million in Series A financing, led by American Family Ventures. Also joining the round are 4490 Ventures and Lakewest Venture Partners, and this investment is the first for … Continue reading

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Forward Festival Startup Showcase Seeking Nominations

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The Forward Festival Startup Showcase features an evening of lightning round startup pitches from some of Madison’s most compelling emerging companies on the “big stage” at the Majestic Theatre. Last year, the inaugural Startup Showcase brought nearly 200 entrepreneurs, business … Continue reading

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gener8tor Summer 2014 Class Announced

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Madison and Milwaukee based startup accelerator gener8tor has announced their Summer 2014 class of companies. This is now the fifth gener8tor class, and since launching in 2012 gener8tor’s 23 portfolio companies have gone on to raise nearly $25 million in … Continue reading

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900dpi Launches Blog CMS

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The founders of 900dpi, the leading fully intuitive website content management system, recently launched an easy-to-use and implement blog CMS platform. Using nothing more than a toolbar and straightforward editing box, users are able to add dynamic blog content including … Continue reading

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2014 Forward Festival Returns August 21-28

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The Forward (Technology) Festival returns for its 5th year! Registration is now open for many of the 2014 Forward Festival events. This year’s Festival takes place from August 21-28. In addition to some of the favorite events from past years, … Continue reading

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StudyBlue Raises $1.7M in Funding

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StudyBlue has completed a new funding round totaling $1.7M. The company has raised $17.1M in total funding to date from investors including Great Oaks Venture Capital and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Over the last year, the education technology startup … Continue reading

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Madworks Accelerator Announces Inaugural Class

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The Madworks Accelerator has announced the first class of companies to participate in its summer 2014 seed accelerator program. Madworks is an early stage seed accelerator which will provide mentoring, training and financing of up to $10,000 to early stage … Continue reading

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Fishidy Raises $1.5M in Funding

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Fishidy, an online map-based fishing social network, is planning its next moves after raising $1.5 million in its latest round of funding. Formed in 2011, Fishidy launched its app in early 2013 and currently has more than 160,000 members nationwide. The … Continue reading

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PerBlue Raises $3M in Funding

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Mobile gaming company PerBlue has raised $3M in a Series A-2 funding round lead by Chicago based Lightbank. This funding marked Lightbank’s first investment in a Wisconsin based startup. PerBlue designs, develops, and publishes mid-core mobile strategy games for Android … Continue reading

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Yahara Music Library Launches

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The Yahara Music Library, a collaborative project between the Madison Public Library and Murfie Music, recently launched. Using technology from Murfie’s online music streaming platform, the Yahara Music Library enables any library card holder to stream music from the Yahara … Continue reading

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OpenHomes Raises $180k in Funding

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OpenHomes, a real estate startup aiming to make it easier and more affordable for people to sell and buy homes, has raised over $180,000 in seed round funding. OpenHomes is a simple, affordable, and convenient way to sell or buy … Continue reading

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Forkforce Raises $250k in Funding

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Forkforce, a job matchup service for the restaurant industry who just opened shop online in March, has already closed on $250,000 from investors. This recent round of funding is in addition to an initial $100,000 the company has received since it … Continue reading

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OnRamp Wisconsin – Application Deadline May 19th

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The second annual OnRamp Wisconsin event will be held May 30th from 11am to 5pm at Lambeau Field. A collaboration between the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, gener8tor, and Angels on the Water, OnRamp Wisconsin will give young companies an opportunity to pitch … Continue reading

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Madworks at Campus Accelerator Launches

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Madworks Coworking at UW Campus is a seed accelerator program which provides mentoring, training and financing of up to $10,000 to early stage companies.  Successful applicants will spend the summer further refining and developing their business plans on the road … Continue reading

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