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 accelerator program which provides mentoring, training and financing of up to $4,000 (for the Fall 2014 class) to early stage companies.
Applications for the Fall 2014 class are due September 19. Apply here.
Madworks Coworking at UW Campus is a seed accelerator program which provides mentoring, training and financing of up to $10,000 to early stage companies. Â Successful applicants will spend the summer further refining and developing their business plans on the road to commercial success. The program seeks six companies who will be trained using lean start-up principles.
For more information on Madworks at Campus, or to apply for the program, click here.
Whether you’re an expert on digital currency, or just want to learn more about it, the Crypto Currency Hackathon being held on February 15th at Madworks CoworkingÂ is worth checking out. The event will follow a similar format as aÂ Startup Weekend, but instead of focusing on jump-starting a business, the goal of this 12-hour event will be to create and complete a tech project. The entry fee for this event is $5 and the winner will receive one bitcoin, which is currently valued at about $850.
For those who are simply interested in learning more about cryotocurrency, there will also an ‘unconference’ running in parallel to the main hackathon event, which will include talks, discussions, and demos to explain more about what cryprocurrency is and how it works.
For more info and to sign up go here.
The growing coworking movement in Madison was featured in the Wisconsin State Journal. Coworking in Madison has continued to gain steam, with existing coworking spaces expanding and new ones forming. The article focuses extensively on the role coworking plays in the startup community, why the spaces are so valuable, and also highlights some of the companies currently working out of spaces.
Read the full article here.