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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.

James Oliver, Jr. has a blog about his journey to get his company, WeMontage, On Shark Tank. He attended an open pitch call to pitch the producers of Shark Tank in Columbus, OH on May 16th 2014 and chronicles his story on this storify board. Check it out!

WeMontage on the TODAY Show! WeMontage was recently featured on the TODAY show in Mario Armstrong's Top 3 segment. Sweet!!

Mobile gaming company PerBlue has raised $3M in a Series A-2 funding round lead by Chicago based Lightbank. This funding marked Lightbank’s first investment in a Wisconsin based startup.

PerBlue Raises $3M in Funding

Madison-based FluGen, which is developing a new influenza vaccine, has raised $3.4 million of the $7 million it will need to complete the first phase of its clinical trials. The company, which is about to begin testing its vaccine on ferrets, is hoping to apply to the FDA in 2015 to begin testing the impact of its vaccine and dosing levels on humans. FluGen has raised $12 million since the company was founded in 2007.

FluGen Inc. Focused on Efficacy

Fishidy Raises $1.5M in Funding

Fishidy Raises $1.5M in Funding

Madworks at UW Campus provides a wide range of services to entrepreneurs from the University of Wisconsin and the general public. In the short term, Madworks will offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to participate in a summer accelerator program that can provide up to $10,000 in funding and $15,000 in support services to start up companies seeking commercial viability for their endeavor. There is no limitation on the market focus of companies looking to be part of this summer accelerator.

Madworks Coworking at University Research Park

The Madworks Accelerator has announced the first class of companies to participate in its summer 2014 seed accelerator program. Madworks is an early stage seed accelerator which will provide mentoring, training and financing of up to $10,000 to early stage companies. On Wisconsin!

Madworks Accelerator Announces Inaugural Class
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“We have some experience in the accelerator space through our work with gener8tor in Madison and Milwaukee. The success that we’ve had with that relationship with gener8tor really gives us the confidence to continue our growth into the accelerator space with this global partnership.” Our friend and stellar supporter of gener8tor, Dan Reed of American Family, is growing Microsoft and American Family Insurance Launch Startup Accelerator.

This is so cool: "Marco Pollo Food Truck brings Global Cluck to Milwaukee streets". What an awesome experience for these high school students!

Marco Pollo Food Truck brings Global Cluck to Milwaukee streets

Madison start-ups to make pitches to Silicon Valley capitalists. 2 are gener8tor companies, EatStreet and very cool! Wisconsin start-up pride spreading West...

5 Madison start-ups to make pitches to Silicon Valley capitalists

$2M-funded Review Trackers helps you learn from online feedback -- and manage bad reviews - easily.

Another gener8tor grad, ReviewTrackers, closes multimillion dollar deal led by Abele's CSA Partners - Milwaukee - Milwaukee Business Journal...

Another gener8tor grad gets home-grown Wisconsin funding: Review Trackers Gets $2M From Wisconsin Investors | Xconomy

The start-up scene in Wisconsin is growing. Fast.

According to the startup website gener8tor, "Scanalytics has developed a proprietary method for measuring the movement of individuals in physical locations such as retail establishments, trade shows and promotional events."

Scanalytics: Bridging the Gap

After 12 weeks in gener8tor's Madison program, the Driblet founders say they're in Wisconsin to stay. "Our product has huge potential to be used worldwide, and we knew Mexico wasn't the best place to start everything," Ruiz said.

Data analytics is becoming big business, and a new Milwaukee startup in this field, Zero Locus, hopes it can become an important player in this field.

Can entrepreneurship really be taught? Bill Aulet To Talk Entrepreneurship in Madison and Milwaukee in cooperation with gener8tor and Startup Milwaukee...

Madison Startups caught up recently with staff from 900dpi, and Solstice, all of whom attended SXSW earlier this month in Austin, Texas.

Startup Weekend Madison is back April 4-6!

4490 Ventures Head Brings Silicon Valley Experience, Midwest Mindset

Drifty, Makers Of The Ionic Mobile Framework, Raise $1 Million | TechCrunch article about one of Madison's rising stars.

An article on how a Milwaukee startup - TheGoodJobs - landed Zappos as a customer - Go, Anne & Betsy!!