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 whoâ€™ve launched or grown their businesses this year in an emerging and exciting high-technology sector. The inaugural M List recognizes many of the people in the startup ecosystem, nearly all of whom are involved in the Capital Entrepreneurs community.
Topping off the list were People of the Year Chris Meyer of Sector67 and Heather Wentler of Fractal. The article also highlights some of the projects in the works to create twenty-first-century lifestyles through technology, workspaces and community gathering spots.
The M List announcement coincided with a series of events on October 24, which included a breakfast reception, Startup Crawl, and evening keynote featuring South by Southwest Interactive Director Hugh Forrest. Read more and see the full M List here.
Madison Magazine is highlighting all things entrepreneurial on Thursday, October 24. Join Madison Magazine, co-host Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce and keynote speaker Hugh Forrest, director of South by Southwest Interactive, in launching the first annual M List issue. Celebrate the city’s culture, creativity and emerging technology sector as we honor the entrepreneurs and technologists who’ve launched and grown businesses this year.
There will be an evening reception and keynote address from 5-7pm at the Majestic Theatre, followed by a concert with Ben Sollee. For more information about the evening reception and to register, go here.
There will also be a Startup Crawl from 10am-1pm. Take a self-guided tour of Madison’s tech scene and explore the burgeoning entrepreneurial world that’s right under your nose! Stops include Bendyworks, Murfie, Horizon Coworking, 100state, and Sector67. More information is here.
The Madison startup ecosystem and its supporting groups were highlighted in a recent article in Madison Magazine.
The tech startup ecosystem is a key driving force behind Madison’s quest to be among the top cities for tech. Retaining talent, funding, collaboration, and mentors were highlighted as crucial pieces to foster successful new companies. The growing ecosystem of support that exists for startups was highlighted, including Capital Entrepreneurs, The Doyenne Group, gener8tor, and Sector67. Read the full article here.
CE members Chris Meyer of Sector67 and Greg Tracy of SMSMyBus and Asthmapolis had their “passion projects” featured in Madison Magazine. The article highlighted 3 Madisonians who have identified a need and invented a solution to address it, ultimately making Madison a better place. Be sure to check out the full article.
CE member Murfie.com was featured in an article in the March edition of Madison Magazine. The article does a great job pointing out the positive impacts of innovation and entrepreneurship on the local economy and how policymakers, investors, and the media need to think a little differently to maximize the economic impacts of innovation. From the article:
But if Murfieâ€”or any of the other sixty-some startups that meet monthly under the Capital Entrepreneurs bannerâ€”are going to survive and create jobs and prosperity for our region, many of us must think and act a little differently.