Month: July 2013

StartingBlock Madison Announced

A startup hub in downtown Madison that will be anchored by Sector67 and gener8tor has just been announced. StartingBlock Madison’s goal is to create a centralized location for the Madison region’s entrepreneurial activities. The facility will provide Madison-based startups with affordable, flexible office and co-working space, accelerator support, peer and mentoring resources, education and training, …

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Madison Coworking Featured in Wisconsin State Journal

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 …

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New BrightStar Wisconsin Fund Formed

A new nonprofit fund targeting investment in early-stage Wisconsin companies has formed. The BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation has raised an initial fund of $6 million, and is expected to raise an additional $60 million over the next 3 years. BrightStar’s non-traditional model mixes venture capital investments with charity. Investors in the fund don’t receive a return …

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Madison a Top 20 Area for Venture Capital Per Capita

Madison made the short list of cities with the highest amount of venture capital investment per capita. The Atlantic Cities released a series of posts examining the new geography of venture capital and high-tech startups. The Silicon Valley (#1) and San Francisco (#2) areas are still by far the top areas for investment, but the …

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Drifty Featured in InBusiness Magazine

Drifty Co was recently highlighted in a feature in InBusiness Magazine. Drifty builds the mobile and web development tools Codiqa and Bootstrap, which have received tech community acclaim including being spotlighted on the jQuery Mobile website. Drifty recently returned from TechStars Cloud, and has set their roots down at their new King Street office. Be …

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Asthmapolis Receives More Funding and Award

Asthmapolis, maker of the FDA-cleared mobile health solution for asthma and COPD, recently received a second investment from the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF). Asthmapolis is designed to improve the care of people with asthma and COPD, advance understanding of symptoms and triggers and help them achieve control of these diseases. The CHCF investment in Asthmapolis, …

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