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Gener8tor Accepting Applications for Winter 2015 Class

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Applications for gener8tor’s “Madison 2015” program are now open. gener8tor is a startup accelerator that invests its community, capital, expertise, mentorship and network in capable, early-stage entrepreneurs with innovative business models. gener8tor is seeking to invest in technology-enabled businesses including … Continue reading

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Madison Wayward Nation Episode Airs

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Last summer the Wayward Nation film crew traveled the country documenting the “New American Dream“. They stopped for a few days of adventure in Madison, where they spent time at Sector67 and PerBlue. You can check out the full season … Continue reading

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PerBlue’s Titan Empires at 1M+ Players

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PerBlue‘s latest game, Titan Empires, launched globally just over 3 weeks ago and now has well over 1 million players worldwide. It took over 3 years for their first title, Parallel Kingdom, to reach that milestone. Titan Empires was also … Continue reading

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EatStreet Raises $4M in Funding

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EatStreet has added an additional $4M in funding to the $6M already raised this year, closing a total Series B round of $10M. EatStreet provides an online ordering platform for 15,000 restaurants in 125 cities across the US. This latest … Continue reading

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Rise of the Rest Hits Madison Next Week

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The Rise of the Rest Road Trip will kick off with a stop in Madison next week Monday, October 6th. The tour, spearheaded by investor and AOL Co-founder Steve Case, will begin on October 6th and visit five Midwest cities: … Continue reading

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MobCraft Equity Crowdfunding Launches

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After months of getting the final pieces to fall into place, the first equity crowdfunding campaign in Wisconsin is finally off the ground. MobCraft Beer officially launched their equity crowdfunding campaign this week via the CraftFund portal and is the … Continue reading

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Zendesk Opens Madison Office

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Zendesk has just moved into their new 14,000 sqft Madison office on the Capitol Square. Zendesk was founded in 2007 in Copenhagen, had $72M in revenue in 2013, and recently raised $100M in an IPO in May. The company makes … Continue reading

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Madworks Accelerator Accepting Applications For Fall Class

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With the successful completion of their inaugural class this summer, the Madworks Accelerator is now accepting applications for their Fall 2014 class to be held at the Madworks on Campus coworking space. Madworks is a 10 week early stage seed … Continue reading

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Propeller Health Raises $14.5M in Funding

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Propeller Health recently completed a $14.5M Series B funding round, led by Safeguard Scientifics with participation from The Social+Capital Partnership. Propeller Health will use the funding to accelerate product development, strategic alliances, client services, sales and marketing as it tackles … Continue reading

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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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