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Gener8tor Begins Free Accelerator Program

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Gener8tor has announced a free accelerator program for early stage startups tied to Wisconsin State Universities. The six week course, called gBETA, is designed to provide resources and mentoring to young companies in both the Madison and Milwaukee area. It … Continue reading

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StartingBlock Gains Donors and Executive Director

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With donations from two more prominent foundations, StartingBlock Madison is gaining momentum. Following significant investments from American Family Insurance and the City of Madison, the most recent donations from the MG&E Foundation and Evjue Foundation come as StartingBlock recently named … Continue reading

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Startup Showcase and Pressure Chamber Seeking Nominations

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The 3rd annual Forward Festival Startup Showcase returns this year and will be bigger and better than ever! This year, the Startup Showcase will join forces with the Pressure Chamber competition for a Startup Pitch Night evening following the Forward … Continue reading

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Quickstep Technologies Acquired by Pivotal

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Quickstep Technologies, a big data startup founded by a UW professor, was recently acquired by Pivotal. This is now the third startup that Jignesh Patel has sold as a co-founder. Patel is a long time computer science professor at UW, … Continue reading

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Governor’s Business Plan Finalists Chosen

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The Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Content has selected 13 finalists from a field of over 200 startups. A majority of this year’s finalists are from the Madison area, including AltusCampus, bluDiagnostics Fertility Finder, ConfPlus, CountAbout, Élevé Technical Innerwear, KIINCE, Nutrient … Continue reading

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Fetch Rewards Raises $4M in funding

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Fetch Rewards raised $4 million in Series A funding recently. The company, which has developed an innovative app for grocery shoppers, will use the money to scale their business from 10 stores to as many as 100. The service allows … Continue reading

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2015 Startup Weekend Madison Recap

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The 2015 Startup Weekend Madison was a huge success. This year’s 54-hour marathon event featured nine teams who worked tirelessly all weekend to create incredible projects. Congratulations to everyone who participated and we hope you enjoyed the experience. You can … Continue reading

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gener8tor Graduates Winter 2015 Class

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Madison and Milwaukee based startup accelerator gener8tor graduated their most recent class of 5 startups. Gener8tor’s Premiere Night took place May 14 at the Barrymore Theater in Madison, where the 5 companies took the stage along with Jack Salzwedel (CEO … Continue reading

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SnowShoe Raises $1M in Funding

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Madison and San Francisco based startup SnowShoe recently announced a $1M funding round. They had previously raised $2.5M in earlier rounds. Founded by three UW graduate students in 2011, SnowShoe sells an intelligent piece of plastic that interacts with touch … Continue reading

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Madworks Graduates Third Class

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Capital Entrepreneurs would like to congratulate the eight companies who just completed the Madworks Seed Accelerator program. The most recent class featured a variety of different tech innovations, cashmere baby wraps, a new yoga music company, a product to aid … Continue reading

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Catalyze Raises $4M in Funding

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Catalyze recently completed a $4M funding round. The company previously raised a $2M Series A round following completion of the gener8tor accelerator program in 2013. Catalyze provides HIPAA-compliant cloud computing services for the healthcare industry. More information can be found … Continue reading

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Drifty Raises $2.6M in Funding

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Drifty recently completed an additional $2.6 million funding round led by Lightbank in Chicago, with additional participation from Arthur Ventures. Drifty previously raised $1 million in funding last year, and this latest investment marks Lightbank’s second investment in a Madison … Continue reading

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Startup Weekend Madison Returns April 10-12!

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Startup Weekend returns to Madison April 10-12, 2015 for the fourth annual Startup Weekend Madison event! Register by March 27 to save 25%! Startup Weekend is a weekend long event where developers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts come together to … Continue reading

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Healthfinch Raises $1.5M in Funding

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Healthfinch recently completed a $1.5M financing round led by Jumpstart Ventures. Healthfinch has raised $2.8M total since its founding in 2011. Healthfinch focuses on automating and improving the routine, repeatable work that physicians and healthcare staff are tasked with. The … Continue reading

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gener8tor Ranked a Top 15 Accelerator

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The Madison and Milwaukee based gener8tor startup accelerator, earned a ranking of #14 in the 2014 Seed Accelerator Rankings Project that was published today at SXSW. According to the rankings organizers, competition for the top 20 spots this year was … Continue reading

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