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4490 Ventures Fund Launches

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Wisconsin’s new $30 million venture capital fund, 4490 Ventures, has officially launched, with San Francisco Bay Area VC investor Greg Robinson to lead the fund. 4490 Ventures, which focuses on information technology startups, was announced nearly a year ago by … Continue reading

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Pressure Chamber Pitch Contest Launches

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Greater Madison’s most promising early-stage companies will have the chance to promote their work, connect with investors and potentially join an exclusive delegation of Madison-area startups in meetings with global venture investment firms, all as part of a new business … Continue reading

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UW ACE Program Launches

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UW-Madison has just launched a brand new advocacy group to help foster innovation and entrepreneurship on campus. The group, called The Advocacy Consortium for Entrepreneurs (ACE), will provide entrepreneurs with several tools to help them succeed. Led by Tomotherapy founder … Continue reading

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Tonight! Capital Entrepreneurs-Startup Milwaukee Joint Event

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The 2nd Capital Entrepreneurs / Startup Milwaukee joint event will take place in Madison TONIGHT (January 22nd) starting at 6pm. It’s an Open Social format, so anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship is welcome to join. The event will focus … Continue reading

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Health and Wellness Events Go Mobile with GoStrive

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There’s a new startup in town. Meet GoStrive, a community engagement platform for health and wellness organizations (and special events). Founded in 2012 by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater professor, Choton Basu, the startup now has nine employees. GoStrive is currently lead … Continue reading

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2013 Recap: The Madison Startup Scene

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2013 was a year full of activity and increasing visibility for the Madison startup scene. Capital Entrepreneurs membership grew 50% in 2013 and now encompasses nearly 300 members – all of which are founders or early stage employees of Madison … Continue reading

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gener8tor Rated as a Top Startup Accelerator

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gener8tor has been rated as one of the “Top 9 Hot Startup Accelerators” by CNN Money. gener8tor is based in Madison and Milwaukee, and hosts two 12 week accelerator programs each year. gener8tor was represented by their focus in Hardware, … Continue reading

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Capital Entrepreneurs-Startup Milwaukee Joint Event

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The 2nd Capital Entrepreneurs / Startup Milwaukee joint event will take place in Madison on the evening of January 22nd. It’s an Open Social format, so anyone with an interest in entrepreneurship is welcome to join. The event will focus … Continue reading

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gener8tor Announces Winter 2014 Class

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gener8tor kicks off its Winter 2014 class in Madison this week. This is the fourth class since gener8tor launched in June 2012. Since that time, 18 companies have graduated from the program and gone on to raise more than $10 … Continue reading

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Design Like Mad Recap: A 12-hour design marathon to benefit local non-profits

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Abby Larner is a UI/UX Designer, Front-end developer, and Graphic designer. She is a co-founder of 900dpi and was the organizer of Design Like Mad. She shares the full recap of the Design Like Mad event that took place earlier … Continue reading

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Governor’s Business Plan Contest Accepting Entries

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The 11th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest is accepting entries online for the 2014 competition now through Jan. 31, 2014. The contest is designed to encourage entrepreneurs in the seed, startup and early growth stages of high-tech businesses in … Continue reading

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Build Madison Returns November 23rd!

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The 2013 Build Madison will be held Saturday, November 23 at Sector67. This will be the 4th iteration of the Build Madison “Community Create-a-thon” event since it started in 2011. Come together to show off and build the talent of … Continue reading

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Isthmus Indie Awards 2013

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The fourth annual Isthmus Indie Awards honor Madison movers and shakers, awarding creativity, innovation, sustainability and bold leadership. Winners were announced in eight different categories, with Michael Fenchel of 100state taking the honor for the “Dane and Beyond” category. 100state … Continue reading

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Madison Top 10 in Tech Job Growth

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Madison (and the broader Dane County) has the 9th fastest growing tech/information job sector in the country. The report published by the Progressive Policy Institute evaluated jobs in information technology and related sectors during the previous 5 years ending in … Continue reading

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Madison Magazine M List Honorees Announced

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Madison’s burgeoning tech and startup scene is prominently featured on this month’s cover story of Madison Magazine. The M List recognizes fifty-three entrepreneurs and technologists who’ve launched or grown their businesses this year in an emerging and exciting high-technology sector. … Continue reading

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