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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.

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Start-ups in Wisconsin

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Madison is among the Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs to Start Small Businesses. Duh.

Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

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Good news for gener8tor - and local startup scene in Wisconsin. $2.2M handily.

Gener8tor raises $2.2 million fund to invest in start-ups

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Not eaxactly a start-up story... but kind of. MillerCoors pilot brewery, and its recently expanded conference and tasting room where the company works on new ideas. That conference space is dubbed the Flying Hippo room, and will soon include focus groups conducted with people recruited from the State St. brewery tours.

At pilot brewery, MillerCoors learns what new beers will fly

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Started by Tryg Jacobson, Jake’s Café is a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary community of creative thinkers that enjoy working together to solve business problems in unique ways.

About the Founder

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Jerry, running on quinoa, supplied by a Sheboygan firm.

Running at Maximum Efficiency

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Kathleen Gallagher article: Angel investor Jeff Rusinow optimistic about new start-ups succeeding. Jeff was the keynote speaker at the gener8tor Milwaukee 2014 Premiere event.

Investor Rusinow optimistic about new start-ups succeeding

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The Midwest Is On Track For Its Strongest Year In Startup Investing As “The Rest” Rises.

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 ...

Check out Stock Manufacturing Company, gener8tor's first clothing company to participate in the program. Great branding, great tailoring, great team.

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.

Propeller Health closes Series B @ $14.5M. Nice.

BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation announced Wednesday that it will invest $50,000 in each startup that goes through the gener8tor program and meets the non-profit organization’s main investment criteria of creating high-quality jobs in Wisconsin.

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.

gener8tor doing GREAT things! Photo: gener8tor principals Dan Armbrust (from left), Troy Vosseller and Joe Kirgues work at the accelerator’s Milwaukee office.

Gener8tor has notable success nurturing start-ups

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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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Why We Started OnRamp - By Joe Kirgues (published by JSOnline).

Why We Started OnRamp - JSOnline

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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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Nice to see @Spring Green General Store getting a shout out from Huffington Post.

10 Charming Midwestern Towns to Visit This Summer

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