Month: March 2013

Startup Scene Highlighted in Madison Magazine

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 …

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WomStreet Hosts Electric Daisy Carnival Contest

Up-and-coming DJs and producers now have a chance to play at one of the largest concert festivals in the world through a new WomStreet contest. Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is an international annual electronic dance music festival held in the summertime. The event attracts over 300,000 people, making it North America’s largest electronic music festival. …

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Tonight! Spring Tech Kickoff: Capital Entrepreneurs and Horizon Coworking Open Social

Capital Entrepreneurs and Horizon Coworking unite to bring you Madison’s Spring Tech Kickoff happening TONIGHT (Wednesday, March 20)! Doors open at 6pm to check out Horizon and learn about what ULI is up to on the Square, and the Capital Entrepreneurs Open Social runs from 7-9pm. The event is at Horizon Coworking, located at 7 …

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WARF an SWIB Form New $30M Venture Fund

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB) have partnered to form a new $30 million venture fund. The fund, called 4490 Ventures, will target early-stage IT startup companies in Wisconsin. WARF has been a worldwide leader in technology transfer from the University, and has traditionally focused more on …

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Spring Tech Kickoff: Capital Entrepreneurs and Horizon Coworking Open Social

Capital Entrepreneurs and Horizon Coworking unite to bring you Madison’s Spring Tech Kickoff on Wednesday, March 20! Doors open at 6pm to check out Horizon and learn about what ULI is up to on the Square, and the Capital Entrepreneurs Open Social runs from 7-9pm. The event is at Horizon Coworking, located at 7 North …

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Startup Weekend Madison is back April 5-7!

Startup Weekend returns to Madison April 5-7, 2013. Last year’s event brought together over 100 people for a weekend to work on 15 different exciting projects – some even turned into real companies. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, …

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Tonight: Wisconsin Startup Night with TechStars

Wisconsin Startup Night: TechStars in Madison is happening tonight (March 4) at the Monona Terrace starting at 5pm. The event is co-organized by Accelerate Madison, Capital Entrepreneurs, and Foley & Lardner. Presenters include Monty Schmidt, founder of Madison’s Sonic Foundry; Sam Yagan, co-founder of OkCupid, CEO of match.com and co-founder of Excelerate Labs (now TechStars …

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