Month: June 2012

Vidmaker Raises $650k

Capital Entrepreneurs member company Vidmaker has completed a $652,000 round of funding. Vidmaker recently graduated from the TechStars Cloud program in San Antonio. Vidmaker is a social video platform where anyone can create video and share it everywhere and provides powerful browser-based video editing tools and a mobile app for video uploads.

Madison a Leading Tech Hub

Madison has been ranked as a leading high-tech hub nationally. This Technology Index ranking is based on economic competitiveness in the technology field and combines a measure of the concentration of high-tech companies, and two measures of regional innovation – patents per capita and average annual patent growth. Madison’s “budding tech hub” centered around the …

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Madison Startup Scene Featured in Fast Company

Madison was recently highlighted as a “vibrant tech hub” in Fast Company. Madison has seen significant growth in the tech space, and is now home to many established tech companies as well as a burgeoning tech startup community. The article highlights the first tech startup wave to hit Madison almost 20 years ago and its …

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Vote For Your Favorite Madison Startup!

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 …

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Style Shuffler a “Hot Trend” on NBC 15

Capital Entrepreneurs member company Style Shuffler was recently featured in the “Hot Trends” segment on NBC 15. Style Shuffler allows shoppers to use the scan function on their mobile phone to scan the tag on their favorite item at a clothing store and Style Shuffler automatically recommends complementary in-store pieces that pare well with the …

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PerBlue and UConnect Featured in WI State Journal

Capital Entrepreneurs member company UConnect was featured in this week’s Executive Q&A section of the Wisconsin State Journal. UConnect is a food ordering company that connects restaurants around the country with customers. Over 100 local restaurants are signed up on UConnect’s Madison based site BadgerBites. UConnect is now in 14 different markets around the country …

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Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Kicks Off at UW

This week, some of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s best minds are learning how to take new ideas to market and launch them into businesses at the Wisconsin School of Business’s Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. The camp is aimed at graduate students studying chemistry, biology, law, engineering and other sciences at UW-Madison. More than 60 graduate-level students …

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gener8tor Seed Incubator Launches

Madison and Milwaukee based seed incubator and accelerator gener8tor is officially off the ground. With roots from 94labs, gener8tor looks to provide money and mentoring to young tech companies. The first class of 5 teams for gener8tor’s 12-week incubator program starts this summer in Milwaukee, while the next class will start January 2013 in Madison. …

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Madison’s City Open Data Initiative Introduced

One of the most progressive city open data policies in the country is being introduced in Madison today. The Open Data Initiative Ordinance will make all current and future public city datasets available via open standard APIs. This will improve government transparency and function, while at the same time unleash valuable city data to developers. …

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Madison CityCamp This Weekend

Madison CityCamp, on Saturday, June 16th, will bring together local government officials, municipal employees, programmers, designers, citizens, and journalists to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live. CityCamp recognizes that local governments and community organizations have the most direct influence and impact on our daily lives. This event seeks to create …

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