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Start-ups in Wisconsin

A place to pin all things start-up related that happen in Wisconsin... and a few from elsewhere.

Alumni of Gener8tor’s startup accelerator have been on a roll lately, and last night the program officially released its newest class into the wild with a bang.

Tim Tierney explains it this way: Clothing manufacturers make a shirt for $40, sell wholesale for $80 and then you buy it from a retailer for $160. That, to him, is "outrageously expensive." "You have to be a sellout to be able to afford this," he said.

That data-driven struggle he sees businesses facing is familiar territory. At Foursquare, "I was the guy fielding questions from around the business," Rathbone says.

Glenn Polinsky believes motion-tracking, data-gathering devices are only just getting started, but one key indicator products like Fitbit fail to track — balance.

While in the Milwaukee Gener8tor program, CEO Andrew Stewart fell in love with the 3rd Ward. He signed a long-term lease in the neighborhood and will be moving his three-person team here, then hiring about four more.

Startup-a-day is a five-day Milwaukee Business Journal series spotlighting the early-stage companies coming through Milwaukee startup accelerator program Gener8tor.

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin start-up businesses are getting a much better head start these days. A new report said investors have given over $67 million in venture capital to ...

Businessman and philanthropist, tinkerer and visionary, Michael Cudahy is not a guy who likes to look back.

Michael Cudahy looks forward to 90th birthday, and beyond

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As the number of move-in boxes begins to dwindle and employees settle into EatStreet’s new office, Matt Howard, chief executive officer and co-founder of the Madison-based company looks back.

NEXTCITY article on gener8tor: Great tech companies arise from great tech scenes, which concentrate talent, investors, know-how and the basic research that drives ventures — and a business in Wisconsin, Gener8tor, is stitching those elements together for not one, but two cities, Madison and Milwaukee.

Milwaukee company and gener8tor grad Scanalytics is going to Redmond! They were selected for venture accelerator program sponsored by American Family and Microsoft. Go Joe!

Milwaukee company selected for venture accelerator program

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Technology companies often have trouble describing new products in terms potential users will understand. St. Paul-based software firm Docalytics - a Wisconsin gener8tor grad - is no exception. The company's signature product -- which, at its core, is an interactive web-based document viewer -- has been difficult to explain to prospective clients.

Docalytics' service removes gates from content marketing

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EatStreet co-founders Matt Howard, Eric Martell, and Alex Wyler are taking orders in the restaurant industry.