Month: May 2014

Madison a Top City for Information Technology Job Growth

Forbes has recognized Madison as having one of the quickest growing information technology sectors in the country. Madison came in 5th behind Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Boston, and Austin. Madison is the smallest city by far on this list, which is dominated by large metro areas renowned as tech hubs. Forbes points out that Madison …

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Yahara Music Library Launches

The Yahara Music Library, a collaborative project between the Madison Public Library and Murfie Music, recently launched. Using technology from Murfie’s online music streaming platform, the Yahara Music Library enables any library card holder to stream music from the Yahara Music Library using any web browser or download albums in multiple formats to a variety …

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gener8tor Madison Office Hours, Meetup and Application Deadline

gener8tor has a handful of upcoming events leading up to the application deadline for the Summer 2014 class on June 1st. They are holding Madison Office Hours on Wednesday, May 28th from 10am-1pm as well as a Meetup starting at 5:30pm at their office on the Capitol Square. Learn more about their Milwaukee 2014 accelerator …

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Governor’s Business Plan Contest Finalists Announced

After three rounds of judging, the finalists for the 2014 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest have been announced, with nearly half of the 13 finalists coming from the Madison area. The Madison area finalists include: Elucent Medical, Spectrom, Little Green Pencil, MobCraft Beer, WebRacing, and Digsite. The finalists are competing for over $100k in prizes …

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OnRamp Wisconsin – Application Deadline May 19th

The second annual OnRamp Wisconsin event will be held May 30th from 11am to 5pm at Lambeau Field. A collaboration between the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, gener8tor, and Angels on the Water, OnRamp Wisconsin will give young companies an opportunity to pitch their products and services to established corporations. This event is intended to help startups in …

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Madworks at Campus Accelerator Launches

Madworks Coworking at UW Campus is a seed accelerator program which provides mentoring, training and financing of up to $10,000 to early stage companies.  Successful applicants will spend the summer further refining and developing their business plans on the road to commercial success. The program seeks six companies who will be trained using lean start-up …

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Understory Raises nearly $2M in Funding

Understory, a company that has developed a more real-time and thorough system for collecting weather data that, has just raised $1.9 million in funding. Formerly known as Subsidence, the company builds weather-sensing grids comprised of small weather stations that can be installed on cellular towers or billboards, every mile or two within a metropolitan area. This allows …

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