CE Members to be Featured on Entrepreneur Panel

CE members Forrest Woolworth of PerBlue, Chris Meyer of Sector67, and Troy Vosseller of Sconnie will be featured on an entrepreneurship panel this Sunday, September 25th at the Wisconsin Science Festival. Also joining them will be Heather Hilleren of LocalDirt. The 4 day festival wraps up on Sunday with a day focused on entrepreneurship, and will feature the panel discussion and a screening of The Social Network.

Local filmmaker and entrepreneur John Roach will lead a panel discussion featuring Madison-area entrepreneurs, exploring the themes of startup culture, innovation and creativity. Meet UW entrepreneurs from all fields, hear about their successes and failures, and learn what’s next on the horizon for them. After the panel, stay for a free screening of “The Social Network,” the 2010 hit movie charting the rise of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.

The event will be held at the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Sector67, 94labs, and Build Madison in WI State Journal

CE member company Sector67 and 94labs were recently featured in the Sunday edition of the Wisconsin State Journal. Sector67 and 94labs were highlighted as entrepreneurial hubs in Madison and are “helping entrepreneurs create products and start companies more rapidly than ever before.”

CE member Michael Fenchel’s mobile art collective was also highlighted, as well as the upcoming Build Madison – a 24 hour community create-a-thon taking place at Sector67 this weekend.

Check out the full article here.

Madison StartUp Accelerator This Weekend

The first ever Madison area Startup Accelerator is coming to Sector67 this weekend. If you are interested in small business and entrepreneurship, be sure to attend StartUp Accelerator Saturday, July 23 at Sector67 in Madison.

StartUp Accelerator is an “unconference”, meaning that attendees propose the agenda at the beginning of the day. This event is free and everyone is encouraged to learn, teach, and network. For more information and to register, go to http://startupaccelerator.org.

Isthmus Cover Story Features Sector67

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. 

Burrill Winners: Congrats to Sector67 and Student Spill

Capital Entrepreneurs members Sector67 and Student Spill took home awards in the 2010 Burrill Business Plan Competition held at UW yesterday.  Chris Meyer of Sector67 took home 2nd place and won $7,000 while Heidi Allstop of Student Spill took home $1,000 and free office space in the Metro Innovation Center worth over $15,000.  You can watch the presentations on the Burrill websites.

For a more in depth review of the 2010 Burrill, check out a post by CE member Nathan Lustig.

Congrats to Chris and Heidi and all of the other 2010 participants!