Building a startup in Wisconsin, the lowest-ranked startup state

Alec Slocum, of Madison-based startup, ABODO, discusses building his business in a state that, once again, finished ranked last in amount of startup activity.


Educated workforce drives Madison to No. 10 on tech city list

Madison ranked No. 10 on a list of top 25 tech cities, and much of it has to do with a highly educated workforce.

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gener8tor, again, ranked as a top business accelerator in the US

For the third year in a row, gener8tor is ranked one of the top 16 business accelerator programs in the U.S.

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Eau Claire startup wins 2017 Governor’s Business Plan Contest

An Eau Claire startup, which created a device that helps firefighters navigate through burning buildings, wins the 2017 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

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‘These Teens Mean Business’ with startups for social good

Children and teenagers pitched at 100state as part of a ‘CEOs of Tomorrow’ program called ‘These Teens Mean Business.’ The after-school startup incubator is designed to teach youth social entrepreneurship skills.

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For any new startup, 2017 is the ‘Year of Audience’

In 2017, that audience is even more important than in the past. That’s partially because a startup audience is harder to get than it had been in the past, and it’s partially because it’s more important to get.

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Law change could boost little-used state crowdfunding laws

Relaxed federal rules for state crowdfunding might make it easier for entrepreneurs to sell stock in their startups to small investors without going public.

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Top 15 innovation areas to watch (and disrupt)

It is a time of great transitions in the technology and business world. Key advances in areas like machine intelligence, agriculture, and healthcare seem poised to transform society—and everyday life.

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Startup accelerator gener8tor launches in Beloit

gener8tor, Wisconsin’s largest investment and mentoring group for startups, has expanded to yet another city.

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