Month: February 2013

WomStreet Launches Open Contests

WomStreet has just made their online contest hosting platform open to anyone. An online contest enables any person or organization to simultaneously crowd-source content, engage with their community, and promote their cause. The host puts up a prize, users submit their entry, and their community votes on their favorite. WomStreet contests are very interactive and …

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Asthmapolis Featured in Scientific American

Asthmapolis, maker of a smart asthma inhaler, was recently featured in Scientific American. The article focuses on several US cities currently running large scale asthma studies utilizing Asthmapolis’ inhalers that are topped with a small sensor that wirelessly broadcasts when, where and how often the device is used. Data collected by the sensor can be …

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Featured Sponsor Welcome: Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Capital Entrepreneurs would like to welcome our newest Featured Sponsor – Godfrey & Kahn. Sponsors provide financial support to fund core Capital Entrepreneurs operations and meeting events. If you would like to get involved as a sponsor, contact us. Godfrey & Kahn has long been involved in the Wisconsin entrepreneurial community. Some of Godfrey & …

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Firsthand Perspective: How I A/B tested a Database Versioning tool on HN

Aaron Larner is a Madison entrepreneur and CTO of The Art Commission. Aaron shares his experience A/B testing his database version tool DevJoist via Hacker News. This past Monday I shared DevJoist on Hacker News. I posted around 10:30am CT and quickly reached the front page, hovering around spot #8 until about noon. I've summarized …

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Wisconsin Startup Night: TechStars in Madison

New tech businesses are thriving in Wisconsin – and your odds just got even better! Could your idea become the next Sonic Foundry or match.com? On Monday evening, March 4 at Monona Terrace, join Accelerate Madison, Foley & Lardner, LLP and Capital Entrepreneurs in welcoming TechStars Chicago to Madison. TechStars Chicago’s co-founders are prominent entrepreneurs …

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EatStreet Raises $2 Million

EatStreet (formerly UConnect) has just completed a $2 million Series A financing round led by Cornerstone Opportunity Partners, with Great Oaks Venture Capital, Independence Equity, and Gener8tor also participating in the round. EatStreet is a free online ordering service that connects customers with restaurants, and the new capital will enable EatStreet’s expansion into new markets. …

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App Developers Featured in The Isthmus

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 …

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PerBlue Launches Big Updates for Parallel Kingdom and Boardtastic

Mobile and social game developer PerBlue has had a busy week, launching two significant updates for their mobile games. PerBlue’s flagship game, Parallel Kingdom, saw the release of the fifth “Age” for the game. This was the first Age to be released in nearly 2 years, and contains a huge swath of new game features. …

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Codiqa Featured in Wisconsin State Journal

Codiqa was recently featured in the Wisconsin State Journal. Codiqa is in the middle of their 3 month TechStars Cloud accelerator experience, and they join Capital Entrepreneurs members Murfie, Vidmaker, and Spill as being a TechStars company. Codiqa is a prototyping and interface-building tool for jQuery Mobile that makes it easy to create mobile websites …

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