Category Archives: Madison News

Techstars Patriot Boot Camp Coming to Madison

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Patriot Boot Camp is a national program designed to engage, inspire, and mentor military veterans and their spouses to start, innovate, and scale the next generation of high-growth companies. Techstars is expanding the previous annual events in Washington, DC and … Continue reading

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“Rise of the Rest” Road Trip to visit Madison

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The Rise of the Rest Road Tour will spotlight startup communities in the heart of the United States. The tour, spearheaded by investor and AOL Co-founder Steve Case, will kick off on October 6th and visit five Midwest cities: Madison, … Continue reading

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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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Apply for Doyenne Group’s 5x5x5 Pitch Competition

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The Doyenne Group is taking applications for women-led ventures to submit their businesses to compete to be awarded $5,000 in Seed Funding. Of the applicants, 5 women led businesses will be chosen and will have 5 minutes to pitch their … Continue reading

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Make Music Madison is This Saturday!

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Make Music Madison, an annual day-long citywide, free, outdoor music festival held on the Summer Solstice, is this Saturday, June 21. Back for its second year, the festival will include 380 free public concerts across the city. Powered by Madison start-up … 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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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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Madison a Top City for Information Technology Job Growth

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Forbes has recognized Madison as having one of the quickest growing information technology sectors in the country. Madison came in 5th behind Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Boston, and Austin. Madison is the smallest city by far on this list, which … 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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gener8tor Madison Office Hours, Meetup and Application Deadline

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gener8tor has a handful of upcoming events leading up to the application deadline for the Summer 2014 class on June 1st. They are holding Madison Office Hours on Wednesday, May 28th from 10am-1pm as well as a Meetup starting at … 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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