Madison News Co-Founder Featured in WI State Journal co-founder and CE member Matt Younkle was recently featured in the Executive Q&A section of the Wisconsin State Journal. Murfie is the latest venture from the serial entrepreneur, which turns your physical CDs into digital bits to be traded or sold online. Murfie currently has over 70,000 CDs stored that its members have sent … Co-Founder Featured in WI State Journal Read More »

Sector67, 94labs, and Build Madison in WI State Journal

CE member company Sector67 and 94labs were recently featured in the Sunday edition of the Wisconsin State Journal. Sector67 and 94labs were highlighted as entrepreneurial hubs in Madison and are “helping entrepreneurs create products and start companies more rapidly than ever before.” CE member Michael Fenchel’s mobile art collective was also highlighted, as well as …

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Food Business Incubator Receives Funding

A new incubator and shared commercial kitchen for food based business will be opening in Madison later this year. The Food Enterprise & Economic Development Project (FEED) received nearly $375,000 in grants and loans “to help aspiring entrepreneurs start and grow local food businesses.” This incubator will provide a shared commercial kitchen space, training, and …

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TEDxMadtown Videos Now Available

Presentations from the TEDxMadtown event are now available on the TEDx YouTube Channel. TEDxMadtown took place in early March in Madison and featured speakers from CE. Check out the TEDxMadtown presentations from CE members Justin Beck and Greg Tracy. Justin Beck of PerBlue talking about Social Games and Virtual Goods Greg Tracy of Asthmapolis and …

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BIC Acquires Sologear

Madison based startup Sologear has been acquired by BIC Corp (of Flick Your Bic). Sologear is the maker of the ethanol-based FlameDisk charcoal alternative used for grilling. FlameDisk was developed by Madison serial entrepreneur Chad Sorenson starting in 2005. It first debuted in 2008 and is available at many major retailers. The terms and acquisition …

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AquaMost raises $1 million

Madison water-technology startup AquaMost received a $1 million investment from the Golden Angels and Wisconsin Investment Partners. AquaMost is developing a new type of water purification system developed by University of Wisconsin scientists. The money will be used to hire several engineers and lab associates to develop the system for commercial sale.

Mithridion raises $1.25 million

Madison biopharmaceutical company Mithridion recently secured $1.25 million in funding from Venture Investors, The State of Wisconsin Investment Board, and Rocket Venture Fund. Mithridion is developing drug candidates that focus on serious Central Nervous System disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.

Madison Startup Shoutlet Closes $6m Series B Round

Madison social media marketing platform Shoutlet announced that they’ve raised $6m in series B funding led by American Family Insurance.  Shoutlet’s platform “gives brands and agencies the tools to create, manage, and measure their entire social media communications. Companies using Shoutlet’s platform are able to better design and implement highly targeted campaigns and ultimately improve …

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