Tale of two cities: Group plans to bring together Madison, Milwaukee startups

By Teymour Tomsyck, The Badger Herald

Skyline_of_Madison_WisconsinP_webA new project organized under local startup accelerator, gener8tor, hopes to bridge the divide between Madison and Milwaukee’s startup environments.

The currently unnamed initiative would bring complementary businesses together for both creative and technical gain. Organizers said up to now, the two cities have existed as two distinct entrepreneurial bubbles, much to their collective detriment.

Creating a network for business people in both Milwaukee and Madison will help join the financial resources of Milwaukee with University of Wisconsin support and innovation in Madison, Gener8tor Director Scott Resnick, an organizer, said.

Ian Abston, Millenian founder and an organizer, said after meeting with entrepreneurs in both cities, he has concluded they are not as connected as they could be. Better collaboration among businesses would provide added support to fledgling startups while also bringing the populations together, he said. Read more …

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