Annual Early-Stage Symposium Returns to Advance Wisconsin’s Startup Community


Hundreds of entrepreneurs and investors from across the state and beyond will gather in Madison for the annual Wisconsin Early-Stage Symposium, Nov. 16 and 17, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. The event brings together some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs to network, learn from, and interact with angel and venture investors

Gener8tor Accelerator Announces Latest Class of Startups


Since its inception in 2012, gener8tor, which has locations in Madison, Milwaukee and Minneapolis, has helped fund and guide 42 startups around the country. Earlier in October, the accelerator announced six new startups that will join its program’s ranks. The accelerator opens up its 12-week course to five or six new companies from around the

In recent years, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has seen a growing volume of startup activity. The city, which is home to the world headquarters of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and renowned academic institutions, is quickly becoming a growing innovation hub for a variety of industries, including aerospace and information technology. To help fuel this activity, the Greater […]

Q: What is Microbe Detectives? A: Through proprietary DNA analysis, Microbe Detectives created a new technology to identify 100 percent of the microorganisms present in water. The technology can be applied to any kind of water sample, from surface water to wastewater to drinking water. Since its inception in 2013, the company has grown rapidly; it now […]

The Water Council and A. O. Smith recently announced Cincinnati-based SofTap Water as the winner of their 2016 BREW Corporate challenge. The BREW Corporate program partners The Water Council with water industry leaders to support entrepreneurial efforts that help solve the partner company’s needs. A.O. Smith’s 2016 program sought entries that developed technologies in any […]


Ten teams of entrepreneurs, representing four countries, will work to advance their innovative technologies during the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium’s (M-WERC’s) 2016 fall class of WERCBench Labs. The program is a 12-week immersive course for entrepreneurs and innovators to refine their ideas and business plans, while having access to top-of-the-line rapid prototyping capabilities and mentorship […]