The latest cover story for the Isthmus features the increasing role young entrepreneurs are playing on the future of Madison’s economy. Millennials are the most educated generation in history (but also have the largest student loan debt in history) and are the most connected and tech-savvy.
Millennial entrepreneurs founded approximately 1/3 of the recently funded Madison area ventures. The StartingBlock project, the many downtown coworking spaces, and events such as the Forward Technology Festival all represent all the elements of increased Millennial entrepreneurism: visibility, density and recruitment/retention.
Check out the full article in the Isthmus here.
Capital Entrepreneurs co-founder Nathan Lustig was profiled in the Isthmus recently. His roots, as well as his role in the Madison entrepreneurial community and abroad, where highlighted. He is a serial entrepreneur, and after being selected for the first Startup Chile class in 2010 he has lived primarily in Chile – but remains very much connected to the Madison entrepreneurial community.
“Madison is one step below the Austins and Boulders of the tech world. We could easily be at their level in five to seven years if we keep at it.” – Nathan Lustig
Check out the full article here, and follow his blog here.
If you grab an Isthmus this week you’ll notice a number of Capital Entrepreneurs companies featured in the cover story on Apple app development in Madison. The article profiled 8 local developers, including PerBlue, SnowShoe, Asthmapolis, Pinpoint Software, Door 6, Fishidy, TheoryThree Interactive, and MobileIgniter.
The article focused on what it’s like to be an app developer, as well as the ecosystem that exists in Madison including supporting groups such as Capital Entrepreneurs, Build Madison, and the Forward Technology Festival.
We’re smart enough to see the possibilities here in Madison, and accordingly the tech startup scene around iPhone apps is smoldering… Mobile startups are making a dent in the universe from right here, and it’s changing the way that computer professionals who live in Madison are relating to the global technology community.
Be sure to checkout the full article here.
The Isthmus has added a “Favorite Tech Startup” category to their yearly Madison Favorites poll. That’s right, now along with voting for your favorite Food Cart, Beer Bar, and Coffee Shop you can cast your vote for your favorite Madison area Tech Startup! Can we get a Capital Entrepreneurs member company to take the top spot? That’s up to you. Vote for your favorite Madison Tech Startup here (Under the “Places Around Town” section – you don’t need to fill out the entire ballot). Voting ends midnight on June 24, so go vote now!
The cover story of this week’s Isthmus newspaper features CE member company PerBlue. The article focuses on Madison’s video game industry and the many changes it has seen over the last few years. Check out the online version here.
CE member Sector67 is featured in the cover story of this week’s Isthmus paper. The cover story, title “Greenius at work!” features 5 inventors that are helping the environment. Chris Meyer’s Sector67 hackerspace is featured as a place where inventors can meet, share tools, equipment and ideas, and work on their projects.
Sector67 also reuses and recycles many left over materials from local companies for many of their projects, offers hands on classes, and has even built a bicycle-operated blender. Check out the full article here.
“Successful entrepreneurs,” reflects Meyer, “never start out to make money; they set out to provide for an unmet need.” Sector67 is the kind of environment where ideas to meet those needs can be fostered.